Middle School Physical Education




    Course Title:  Middle School P.E. Grade Level:  7/8       Credits:  1/4  

     Course Description: 

     The purpse of physical education at Monadnock Regional Middle High School is to expose students to a variety of physical activities.  The course will promote an appreciation for, and an understanding of, the various physical, mental, and emotional benefits derived from physical exercise as it relates to a healthy lifestyle.  Additionally, the physical education program will assist in developing an understanding of teamwork, the discovery of individual talents and capabilities, a respect for others, and a healthy appreciation for athletic competition.  This course is required for all junior high school students and is taken during both the 7th and 8th grade years.

    Links to Academic Expectations:

     Numbers in parentheses indicate which Academic Expectations are addressed in this course.

    Students will: (Monadnock exp that fit)

    1.      Students will use a variety of basic and advanced movement forms.

    2.      Students use movement concepts and principles in the development of motor skills

    3.      Students will understand the benefits and costs associated with participation in physical activity.

    4.      Students understand how to monitor and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

    5.      Students will demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings.

    6.      Students will demonstrate understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings.

    7.      Students will understand that physical activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and social interaction.        

    Interdisciplinary Connections:

    Middle School Physical Education will utilize a variety of problem solving activities as related to all disciplines. Students will report both written and orally their knowledge of Physical Education Topics. Students will also recognize the connection to our own Health Curriculum and how lifetime Phys. Ed. activities will lead to one's overall health.

     Essential Questions:

         1.      What is a healthy lifestyle?

    2.      How do decisions I make affect my physical, mental, and social health?

    3.      How do the physical activities I do affect my quality of life now and in the future?

    4.      What activities will I enjoy doing in the future to maintain my physical fitness?  What skills will I need?  How do I fit physical fitness into my daily routine?

    5.      How does health affect all other areas of life?

    6.      How do I work together with other people in physical activities?  What does it mean to be part of a team?  When is it appropriate to cooperate and when is it appropriate to compete?

    Instructional Units:

    This is a ¼ year course divide into 6-8 units of work with student outcomes clearly stated for each unit. The units covered are selected based on which quarter the students are taking the course. Weather dictates to us outdoor or indoor activities. Numbers in parentheses indicate which National P.E. standard is addressed in the instructional unit. 

    Football (1,2,5,6,7)


    Field Hockey


    Fitness Testing (3,4,5,6)




    Ultimate Frisbee

    Hand Soccer


    Floor Hockey







    Track and Field


    Student Outcomes:

    Students will be able to:

    1.         Demonstrate the ability to communicate appropriately in team activities.

    2.         Demonstrate the knowledge of  understanding the basic fundamental skills necessary to perform a variety lifetime and team activities essential for lifelong fitness

    3.         Demonstrate the knowledge of acquiring and maintaining fitness throughout their lifetime.

    4.    Demonstrate the ability to know the rules of each activity as well some basic strategy to success in that activity

    Methods of Instruction:

    1.         Lecture and guided classroom discussion.

    2.         Teacher and student-led demonstrations

    3.         Writing and metacognitive reflection (written and oral)

    4.    Individual and collaborative problem solving 

    Methods of Assessment:

    1.         Questioning during classroom discussions and problem solving sessions.

    2.         Final written exam which may employ a variety of objective questions.

    3.   Unit Quizzes

    4.         Observation of skill development during activity.