Colorado Model Content Standards
    For Physical Education
    6th Grade Level Expectations
    Standard 1: Students demonstrate competent skills in a variety of physical activities and sports.
    Sixth grade students will:
    ● continuously strike a ball to a wall or a partner, with a paddle, using forehand and
    backhand strokes.
    ● consistently strike a ball, using a golf club or hockey stick, so that it travels in an
    intended direction and height.
    ● in a small group, keep an object continuously in the air without catching it (e.g., ball,
    ● design and refine a routine, combining various jump-rope movements to music, so
    that it can be repeated without error.
    ● leap, roll, balance, transfer weight, bat, volley, hand and foot dribble, and strike a ball
    with a paddle, using mature motor patterns.
    ● Detect, analyze, and correct errors in personal movement patterns.
    Standard 2: Students demonstrate competency in physical fitness.
    Sixth grade students will:
    ● recover from vigorous physical activity in an appropriate length of time.
    ● correctly demonstrate activities designed to improve and maintain muscular strength
    and endurance, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory functioning.
    Standard 3: Students demonstrate the knowledge of factors important to participation in physical activity.
    Sixth grade students will:
    ● recognize that idealized images of the human body and performance as presented by
    the media, may not be appropriate to imitate.
    ● recognize that time and effort are prerequisites for skill improvement and fitness
    ● identify principles of training and conditioning for physical activity.
    ● identify proper warm-up, conditioning, and cool-down techniques and the reasons for
    using them.
    The following Physical Education expectations exceed the Colorado Model Content
    Standards. As a result of participating in a quality Physical Education, it would be
    reasonable to expect that the student would be able to perform the following.
    Sixth grade students will:
    ● describe ways to use the body and movement activities to communicate ideas and
    ● accept and respect the decisions made by game officials, whether they are students,
    teachers, or officials outside of school.
    ● choose to exercise at home for personal enjoyment and benefit.