High School Physical Education 1



    Course Title:  P.E.-I       Grade Level: 9-12                  Credits: 1/2   

    Course Description:

    (1/2 Year, 1/2 Credit Each Year for 2 Years)

    Physical Education contributes to mental and emotional health and to social and physical growth.  Physical Education promotes a healthy lifestyle which enhances the quality of life. People young and old, male and female, trained and untrained, must find ways to stay active.  Exercise can reduce or delay undesirable effects of many degenerative diseases and contributes to a longer life. Students need to develop self discipline.  They need to become responsible for their own health and fitness.  Physical Education meets five days a week for one-half year. One full credit of Physical Education is required for graduation.

     P.E.-I provides the student with a variety of experiences, including team, recreational and lifetime activities, in the hopes to spark the interest of the individual and encourage them to continue to be healthy, active adults after graduation.

    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:

    P.E. I 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 physical education. activities will lead to better overall health and wellness.

    Essential Questions:

    1.      What is a Healthy Lifestyle?

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

    3.      How do the physical activities I do (games, conditioning) affect the 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 the other people in physical activities. What does it mean to be a part of a team? When is it appropriate to cooperate and when is it appropriate to compete?

    Instructional Units:

    This half year long course that is divided into between 12-14 different units of study. Numbers in parentheses indicate which National 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 and videos

    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.