|（1. School of Physical Education and Health，East China Normal University，Shanghai 200241，China；2.Shanghai “Lide Shuren” Key Research Base of Humanity and Social Science，Shanghai 200241，China；3.School of Physical Education，Soochow University，Suzhou 215021，China)
Abstract: The authors analyzed the American K-12 physical education curriculum content system, gave an over-view and analysis of its sports event curriculum contents, sports skill curriculum contents and sports moral educa-tion curriculum contents, and summarized its main characteristics as follows: emphasizing the progression and con-nection of sport skill curriculum contents based on sports makings building curriculum contents; valuing the per-meation and fusion of sports moral education curriculum contents; establishing a physical education curriculum content renewing mechanism and environment. China can build a physical education (in basic education) curricu-lum content system with Chinese features by referring to the United States’ beneficial experience in building a school physical education curriculum content system, coupled with the realistic need for deepening school physical education curriculum reform.
Key words: school physical education；curriculum content；sports skill；sports moral education；USA