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Topic: Cardiorespiratory fitness 

Physical Education

 Standard 4.  Understands how to monitor and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Engages in basic activities that cause cardiorespiratory exertion (e.g., running, galloping, skipping, hopping)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Engages in basic activities that cause cardiorespiratory exertion, such as running
     2.Engages in basic activities that cause cardiorespiratory exertion, such as galloping
     3.Engages in basic activities that cause cardiorespiratory exertion, such as skipping
     4.Engages in basic activities that cause cardiorespiratory exertion, such as hopping
   Benchmark 2.Knows how to measure cardiorespiratory fitness (e.g., listening to heartbeat, counting pulse rate)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that cardiorespiratory fitness can be measure by listening to their heartbeat
     2.Knows that cardiorespiratory fitness can be measure by counting their pulse rate
     3.Knows there are ways to measure cardiorespiratory fitness
  Level II (Grade 3-6)
   Benchmark 1.Engages in activities that develop and maintain cardiorespiratory endurance (e.g., timed or distance walk/run and other endurance activities at a specified heart rate)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Engages in activities that develop and maintain cardiorespiratory endurance, such as a timed or distance walk/run
     2.Engages in activities that develop and maintain cardiorespiratory endurance, such as an endurance activity at a specified heart rate
   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 1.Engages in more advanced activities that develop and maintain cardiorespiratory endurance (e.g., timed or distance walk/run and other endurance activities at specified heart rate/heart rate recovery)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Engages in more advanced activities that develop and maintain cardiorespiratory endurance, such as a timed or distance walk/run
     2.Engages in more advanced activities that develop and maintain cardiorespiratory endurance, such as endurance activities at specified heart rate/heart rate recovery
   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 1.Knows personal status of cardiorespiratory endurance
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the personal status of one’s cardiorespiratory endurance
   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