Middle School Physical Education Curriculum

Course Description:

The KAS Physical Education program for Middle School is about lifelong fitness and student development, at their own time and pace. This is done through participation in physical activities (team and individual) with an emphasis on the importance of lifelong physical activity. The program is designed to, through scaffolding, give students experience in the skills needed to be successful in various sports and activities as they develop those skills throughout the years in PE.  Improvement and effort are more important than mastery of the skills. At Middle School and High School levels, knowledge of the rules and how the activities are important. Another part of Physical Education is developing the fitness of the students through strength and endurance activities each week, which will contribute to their overall health and lifestyle

Units:

  • Major sports: Fitness development, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball Swimming and Water Polo,
  • Minor sports: Baseball, Dodge ball, Capture the flag, Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, Field and Floor Hockey, American Football, Touch Rugby

Skills and Understandings:

  • Students will understand the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.
  • Students will demonstrate competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities
  • Students will understand how to achieve and maintain health-enhancing levels of physical fitness.
  • Students will exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings

 

This course upholds the KAS mission statement by:

 

  • Allowing students to gain a rich and broad understanding of today’s world by understanding the cultural foundations of different disciplines.
  • Allowing students to develop global citizenship by understanding cultural influences of gender participation in sports.
  • Allowing students to develop a positive self-image by practicing friendly competition between different groups.