The following manipulatives resource, designed for Elementary School students (K-2, aged 5-8) in the USA, has been carefully aligned with NASPE National Standards, and addresses:
- [1, 2] Spatial awareness, nonlocomotor skills, locomotor skills
- [3, 4] Cardiovascular endurance
- [5, 6] Participates, appreciates, enjoys movement, cooperates in small group activities
SPARK Elementary Physical Education (PE)
The original SPARK Elementary PE study was funded by the National Institutes of Health to create, implement, and evaluate new and innovative approaches to physical education content and instruction, then test them in “real world” settings. SPARK Elementary PE was designed to be more inclusive, active, and fun than traditional PE classes.
Today, after lessons learned from more than 20 years of ongoing research and field testing nationwide, SPARK PE is the most researched and field-tested Physical Education program in the world – a true solution to our growing problem of overweight and obese children.
About The Author
SPARK is the world’s most researched and field-tested Physical Education program. SPARK strives to foster environmental and behavioral change by providing a coordinated package of highly active curriculum, on-site teacher training, extensive follow-up support, and content-matched equipment.
This collection of SPARK resources is the result of over 20 years of research and field-testing. SPARK is constantly adding to this library so make sure to check back often. For more information, please visit http://www.sparkpe.org/.