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Topic: Diversity of individuals 

Physical Education

 Standard 5.  Understands the social and personal responsibility associated with participation in physical activity
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 7.Understands the importance of playing, cooperating, and respecting others regardless of personal differences (e.g., gender, ethnicity, disability) during physical activity
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the importance of playing with others, regardless gender, ethnicity, or disability, during physical activities
     2.Understands the importance of cooperating with others, regardless gender, ethnicity, or disability, during physical activities
     3.Understands the importance of respecting others, regardless gender, ethnicity, or disability, during physical activities
  Level II (Grade 3-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the role of physical activities in learning more about others of like and different backgrounds (e.g., gender, culture, ethnicity, and disability)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that physical activities allow one to learn more about other people
     2.Understands that physical activities allow one to learn about people of the same and opposite gender
     3.Understands that physical activities allow one to learn about people from same and differing cultural backgrounds
     4.Understands that physical activities allow one to learn about people of same and differing ethnicities
     5.Understands that physical activities allow one to learn about people of same and differing abilities
   Benchmark 4.Understands the physical challenges faced by people with disabilities (e.g., wheelchair basketball, dancing with a hearing disability)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that people with disabilities face some challenges in physical activities
     2.Understands the challenges involved in wheelchair basketball
     3.Understands the challenges involved in dancing with a hearing disability
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands how participation in physical activity fosters awareness of diversity (e.g., cultural, ethnic, gender, physical)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how an awareness of other cultures can be fostered through participation in physical activity
     2.Understands how an awareness of other ethnic groups can be fostered through participation in physical activity
     3.Understands how an awareness of the opposite gender can be fostered through participation in physical activity
     4.Understands how an awareness of differing abilities can be fostered through participation in physical activity
   Benchmark 4.Includes persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities in physical activity
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Includes persons of diverse backgrounds in physical activities
     2.Includes persons of differing abilities in physical activities