Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


The Capstone Research Paper discussed the importance of Physical Education in the elementary school level. The participants for the Capstone Project included 20 fourth-grade students in a private school located in California’s Santa Cruz County. The Capstone Project applied the fourth-grade students multiplication skills in a Physical Education format. The observer took two weeks to complete this project during the students’ Physical Education class. The Capstone Project was an overall success; the students met the learning objective of the lesson. The observer found that the students responded better to doing multiplication when presented in a physical activity format. The students preferred working with partners when completing the assessment, rather than individually. The Capstone Project connects to the observer’s career path because she is able to find ways to incorporate physical activity in different lessons being taught throughout the entire school day.