Middle School Comprehensive PE 7/8
Estimated Completion Time: 1 segment / 12–16 weeks
Team sports, extreme sports, and outdoor sports are among the types of activities students learn about and participate in during this course! This interactive, highly animated course helps students learn safety rules for exercise, how to improve skills, and how to establish and accomplish goals. It also provides an overview of many dual, team, extreme, and outdoor sports.
Students have the opportunity to earn a national award by participating in the Presidential Fitness Challenge. Practicing game strategy to improve the chance of winning in competition, improving sport skill and performance, diversity in sports, nutrition, peer pressure, and making good choices balance out the topics students discover in this course. Fitness logs help students monitor physical activities. Students complete projects that lead to the knowledge, skills, and values they need to implement and maintain a physically active lifestyle.
Major Topics and Concepts
- Intro to Physical Fitness
- Warming up and Cooling Down
- Health Related Components of Fitness
- Balance and Coordination
- Outdoor Pursuits
- Playing with Others
- Team Sports
- Winning Strategies
- Getting to Your Goals
- Peer Pressure
- Health Information, Products, and Services
- Positive and Negative Health Influence from Family, Peers, and Culture
- Promote Positive Health Choices
To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers; the minimum requirement is monthly. When teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.