• Southwestern Middle School Physical Education Curriculum 

    The SWMS PE program is a co-educational curriculum that is developmentally progressive from 6-8th grade.  Students will be exposed to a variety of games, sports and activities geared towards improving individual fitness levels. 

     

    6th grade
     

    Goal/Objective: For students to begin their MS PE experience enjoying movement. Students will begin to learn and feel the skills needed to live a healthy life physically and socially. Most activities are large group games or small-sided games. 

    l        Students will build on the skills in fleeing/dodging; throwing/catching; hand-eye & foot/eye coordination; be introduced a variety of new games/sports as well as build on activities done at the elementary building

    l        Students are introduced to the components of fitness and begin to learn how to assess their own fitness levels. This will be taught through fitness testing and fitness lessons.  
    l         Students are continuously challenged on cooperation and sportsmanship.  In all games, individual and team, emphasis is on sportsmanship.  Rules are stressed continuously and students begin to develop skills to participate in a large variety of sporting activities and games.
     
    7th Grade

    Goal/Objective: Students will continue to develop physical, mental and social skills needed to live a healthy life.  Emphasis is placed on skill development and team/game strategies. More individual and lifetime sports begin to be offered at this level. 

    l        Students will be building on skills taught at the 6th grade level. (Cont. to stress fundamental movement skills)  This will enable more rule implementation on sports/games.  Less “game-like” situations more actual sport/game play.  Students will be able to demonstrate proper techniques and skills at the appropriate level.

    l        Students continue to learn about the components of fitness building on 6th grade curriculum.  This will be taught throughf testing and fitness lessons. 

    l        Students will be given many opportunities to learn and demonstrate socially appropriate behaviors in the PE setting.  Cooperation and sportsmanship are still stressed.
    l        Students begin to be pushed out of comfort zones while being introduced to activities such as rhythms/dance self defense and higher-level cooperative games.

     

     

    8th grade
     

    Goal/Objective: Students will continue to develop physical, mental and social skills needed to live a healthy life.  Emphasis is placed on skill development and advanced team/game strategies. Individual and lifetime sports become an intregal part of the curriculum. 

    l        Expectations are higher for the 8th graders.  Skill development is stressed more.  Students need to successfully demonstrate basic fundamental movements at a level that is average or above for their age.  Sportsmanship and cooperation continue to be at the forefront of each lesson.

    l        Students begin to develop and implement their knowledge of fitness components and begin to develop an individualized physical fitness plan. This will be taught and implemented through testing and fitness lessons. 

    l        Students will continue to be given many opportunities to learn and demonstrate socially appropriate behaviors in the PE setting. 

    l        Students continue to be pushed out of comfort zones with new and challenging games/sports that challenge both body and mind.