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Topic: Flexibility 

Physical Education

 Standard 4.  Understands how to monitor and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   Benchmark 1.Exercises through play and group games to increase strength, endurance, and flexibility
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Participates in games that involve movement
     2.Increases strength, endurance, and flexibility
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 5.Engages in activities that require flexibility (e.g., stretching toward the toes while in the sit-and-reach position, moving each joint through its full range of motion)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Engages in activities that require flexibility, such as stretching in the sit and reach position
     2.Engages in activities that require flexibility, such as moving joints through full range of motion
  Level II (Grade 3-6)
   Benchmark 3.Engages in activities that develop and maintain flexibility of the major joints (e.g., sit and reach, trunk twists, and arm-shoulder stretches)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Engages in activities that develop and maintain flexibility of the major joints, such as the sit and reach
     2.Engages in activities that develop and maintain flexibility of the major joints, such as trunk twists
     3.Engages in activities that develop and maintain flexibility of the major joints, such as arm-shoulder stretches
   Benchmark 6.Meets health-related fitness standards for appropriate level of a standardized physical fitness test (e.g., aerobic capacity, body composition, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Meets health-related fitness standards for aerobic capacity at appropriate level
     2.Meets health-related fitness standards for body composition at appropriate level
     3.Meets health-related fitness standards for muscular strength at appropriate level
     4.Meets health-related fitness standards for muscular endurance at appropriate level
     5.Meets health-related fitness standards for flexibility at appropriate level
   Benchmark 8.Uses information from fitness assessments to improve selected fitness components (e.g., cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses information from fitness assessments to improve cardiorespiratory endurance
     2.Uses information from fitness assessments to improve muscular strength
     3.Uses information from fitness assessments to improve muscular endurance
     4.Uses information from fitness assessments to improve flexibility
     5.Uses information from fitness assessments to improve body composition
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Engages in more advanced levels of activity that develop and maintain flexibility
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Engages in more advanced levels of activity that develop flexibility
     2.Engages in more advanced levels of activity that maintain flexibility
   Benchmark 6.Meets health-related fitness standards for appropriate level of a standardized physical fitness test (e.g., aerobic capacity, body composition, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Meets health-related fitness standards for aerobic capacity at appropriate level
     2.Meets health-related fitness standards for body composition at appropriate level
     3.Meets health-related fitness standards for muscular strength at appropriate level
     4.Meets health-related fitness standards for muscular endurance at appropriate level
     5.Meets health-related fitness standards for flexibility at appropriate level
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Knows personal status of flexibility of the joints of the arms, legs, and trunk
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the personal status of one’s flexibility of the joints of the arms
     2.Knows the personal status of one’s flexibility of the joints of the legs
     3.Knows the personal status of one’s flexibility of the joints of the trunk
   Benchmark 5.Meets health-related fitness standards for appropriate level of a physical fitness test (e.g., aerobic capacity, body composition, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Meets health-related fitness standards for aerobic capacity at appropriate level
     2.Meets health-related fitness standards for body composition at appropriate level
     3.Meets health-related fitness standards for muscular strength at appropriate level
     4.Meets health-related fitness standards for muscular endurance at appropriate level
     5.Meets health-related fitness standards for flexibility at appropriate level
   Benchmark 8.Designs a personal fitness program that is based on the basic principles of training and encompasses all components of fitness (e.g., cardiovascular and respiratory efficiency, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Designs a personal fitness program that is based on the basic principles of training
     2.Designs a personal fitness program that encompasses all the components of fitness
     3.Designs a personal fitness program to improve cardiovascular and respiratory efficiency
     4.Designs a personal fitness program to improve muscular strength and endurance
     5.Designs a personal fitness program to improve flexibility
     6.Designs a personal fitness program to improve body composition