Oregon Department of Education
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Physical Education - Curriculum & Instruction

Physical Education

Curriculum and Instruction A balanced Physical Education program provides each student with an opportunity to develop his/her physical fitness and motor skills. The goal of the Physical Education program is the development of a physically-educated person, one who has learned skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities, is physically fit, participates regularly in physical activity, knows the benefits from involvement in physical activity, values physical activity and its contributions to a healthy lifestyle.

Legislative Requirements and Supporting Documentation

Curriculum and Instructional Resources

  • Violence Prevention Toolkit Now Available to City Leaders
    The YEF Institute has published a new toolkit entitled "Preventing Violence and Building Communities Where Young People Thrive." The toolkit draws upon lessons learned over the past three years from the California Cities Violence Prevention Network, a 13-city network sponsored in collaboration with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency to identify strategies for reducing violence and victimization. Each of the network cities has developed and is now implementing a comprehensive violence reduction plan that blends prevention, intervention and enforcement techniques. The toolkit highlights a wide range of city practices.

    For more information about the California Cities Violence Prevention Network, visit California Cities Violence Prevention Network. Or, contact: Andrew Moore at 215-848-6910 or moore@nlc.org email/ align=, or Ernesto Olivares eMail

Additional Resources

  • Teacher Resources
    This page contains a non-inclusive list of resources and will be updated monthly as items become available.
  • Adopted Instructional Materials
    Instructional materials on this page are reviewed using specific criteria and formally adopted by the State Board of Education.
  • Promoting Physical Activity for Pre-Teens
    This project exhibits sample school physical education curriculum maps, curriculum alignments to Benchmarks 2 & 3; instructional modules, assessment pilots and scoring guides.

Related Topics

  • Grants
  • Health
    The study of health education prepares students to make healthy decisions and take healthy actions on matters concerning personal, family and community health. Its goal is for students to become health literate (the ability to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services) and to use such information and services in health-enhancing ways.

  • Suzanne Hidde Email    (503) 947-5960
    Standards and Instructional Support - Education Program Specialist