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    WELCOME TO 7TH AND 8TH GRADE PHYSICAL EDUCATION 
     
     
    Mr. Hector Martinez
    Gymnasium
     

    Madison Junior School

     

     

     

     

    Physical Education

     

    Physical Education 7th Grade

     

     

     

     

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

     

     

     

    This course provides students the continuing opportunity to learn through a developmentally

     

    appropriate, comprehensive sequentially planned physical education program aligned with the Physical

     

     

    Education Model Content Standards for New Jersey Public Schools. In 7th grade, the content standards

     

     

     

    emphasize meeting challenges and making decisions. The focus of this course is the application of

     

    movement skills and knowledge to individual and dual physical activities; the assessment and

     

    maintenance of physical fitness to improve health and performance, and the requisite knowledge of

     

    physical fitness concepts, principles and strategies; and the application of psychological and

     

    sociological concepts, including self-responsibility, positive social interaction, and group dynamics, in

     

    the learning and performance of physical activity. Units of activity include: physical fitness (activities

     

    and assessment, concepts, development and maintenance); cooperative activities (including

     

    introductory adventure/outdoor activities. Mature pattern throwing and catching

     

    skills (including flying disc skills and footballs) applied during small-sided games (team handball/Ultimate

     

    Frisbee/softball); track and field skills (including long jump, sprints, and relays); golf

     

    (with golf ball-size whiffle balls) skills or disc-golf skills applied in golf or disc-golf lead-up games;

     

    volleying skills applied in small-sided games (2-on-2 or 3-on-3 volleyball); racket skills applied in leadup

     

    games (paddle tennis/pickle ball/tennis); dribbling skills (hand dribble and foot dribble) applied in

     

    small-sided lead-up games (no larger than 4 on 4); multicultural dance.

     

     

    GOALS: (Student needs, is what the course is intended to meet)

     

     

     

    Students need to:

     

     

    Demonstrate motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

     

    Demonstrate knowledge of movement concepts, principles, and strategies as they apply to learning

     

     

     

    and performance of physical activities.

     

     

    Assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance.

     

    Demonstrate knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles, and strategies to improve health

     

     

     

    and performance.

     

     

    Demonstrate and utilize knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts.

     

    Physical Education

    Physical Education 8th Grade

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    This course provides students the continuing opportunity to learn through a developmentally appropriate,

    comprehensive sequentially planned physical education program aligned with the Physical Education Model

    Content Standards for New Jersey Public Schools. In 8th grade, the content standards emphasize working as a

    team to solve problems. The focus of this course is the application of movement skills and knowledge

    (including defensive and offensive strategies) to team physical activities, team students with other students and

    maintenance of physical fitness to improve health and performance; the requisite

    knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles and strategies to improve health and performance; and the

    application of psychological and sociological concepts, including self-responsibility, positive social interaction,

    and group dynamics, in the learning and performance of physical activity. Units of activity include: physical

    fitness (activities, assessment, concepts, development and maintenance); cooperative activities; movement

    skills and strategies applied in modified games of: flag football; soccer or lacrosse; volleyball; basketball or

    floor hockey; softball; team handball/ultimate Frisbee.

    GOALS: (Student needs, is what the course is intended to meet)

     Students need to:

    Demonstrate motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

    Demonstrate knowledge of movement concepts, principles, and strategies as they apply to learning

    and performance of physical activities.

    Assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance.

    Demonstrate knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles, and strategies to improve health and

    performance.

     

    Demonstrate and utilize knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles, and

    strategies as applied to learning and performance of physical activity.