In schools there is a subject called “Health and Physical Education”. How do we, as homeschoolers, address this subject?
In schools there is a subject called “Health and Physical Education” (or some similar title. Subject names seem to change from generation to generation, country to country, and even State to State!) How do we, as homeschoolers, address this subject?
The first thing we need to do is understand the purpose and objectives of Health and PE. The Curriculum Framework (W.A.), which is now an outdated document – but good enough for our purposes in understanding education-speak, gives us this definition:
“Health and Physical Education provides students with an understanding of health issues and the skills needed for confident participation in sport and recreational activities. This enables students to make responsible decisions about health and physical activity and to promote their own and other’s health and well-being.”
I like looking at statements like this because it helps me think about what I’m planning for my kids and why. I may not want to follow the details of a said State-driven curriculum, mainly because it is age-based and class-room orientated, not family or individual friendly, but even so, it does help me see what I need to think about when planning activities for my kids.