Issues, Trends & Laws Affecting Physical Education Activities Video


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Today's physical education programs focus on:

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1. This is the federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in educational programs receiving federal funding, including P.E. programs:

2. This is the federal law that requires schools to educate special needs students alongside non-disabled students in regular educational environments 'to the maximum extent appropriate':

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Physical education (P.E.) in schools has changed dramatically over the years, and the worksheet/quiz duo will assess your understanding of the issues, trends, and laws that affect P.E. activities in the classroom setting. Some inquiries ask about the focus and benchmarks of current P.E. curricula.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the quiz, you will be tested on your knowledge of the following:

  • Legal liability in physical education
  • P.E. goals created by NASPE
  • Focus of current physical education programs
  • Federal education laws about special needs students and gender discrimination

Skills Practiced

Apply these important skills to the quiz and worksheet materials:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physical education lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of federal law to understand the mandatory inclusion of special needs students into traditional educational settings
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding benchmarks for physical education and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about legal liability in a P.E. classroom

Additional Learning

Want to work out your brain a little longer? Make good use of the accompanying lesson entitled Issues, Trends, & Laws Affecting Physical Education Activities to learn more. The lesson is designed to meet these learning objectives:

  • Know about the three 1990s-era national reports on physical education that changed the focus of P.E. programs
  • Differentiate P.E. programs of the past from physical education curricula used today
  • Define Individualized Education Program
  • Understand what damages could be when looking at legal liability