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Topic: Sport, society, and culture 

Physical Education

 Standard 5.  Understands the social and personal responsibility associated with participation in physical activity
  Level II (Grade 3-6)
   Benchmark 5.Understands the origins of different sports and how they have evolved
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the origins of different sports
     2.Understands how a variety of sports have evolved
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 4.Understands physical activity as a vehicle for self-expression (e.g., dance, gymnastics, and various sport activities)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how one can express themself through physical activity
     2.Knows that some people may express themselves through dance
     3.Knows that some people may express themselves through gymnastics
     4.Knows that some people may express themselves through a variety of sport activities
   Benchmark 5.Understands the concept that physical activity (e.g., sport, games, dance) is a microcosm of modern culture and society
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how physical activity, including sports, is a microcosm of modern culture and society
     2.Understands how physical activity, including games, is a microcosm of modern culture and society
     3.Understands how physical activity, including dance, is a microcosm of modern culture and society
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 5.Understands the history and purpose of international competitions (e.g., Olympics, Special Olympics, Pan American Games, World Cup Soccer)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the history and purpose of the Olympics
     2.Understands the history and purpose of the Special Olympics
     3.Understands the history and purpose of the Pan American games
     4.Understands the history and purpose of World Cup Soccer
   Benchmark 6.Understands the role of sport in a diverse world (e.g., the influence of professional sport in society, the usefulness of dance as an expression of multiculturalism, the effect of age and gender on sport participation patterns)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the influence of professional sport in society
     2.Understands the usefulness of dance as an expression of multiculturalism
     3.Understands the effect of age and gender on sport participation patterns