COURSE SYLLABUS 2011- 2012 MIDDLE SCHOOL. The course is designed to provide a healthy and caring environment where students can develop competency in.
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COURSE SYLLABUS MIDDLE SCHOOL
The course is designed to provide a healthy and caring environment where students can develop competency in many movement forms. Activity units offered are structured for fitness, skill acquisition, enjoyment and expanding knowledge about rules and strategies of different sports and movement forms. They are also geared towards improving problem-solving skills through adventure sports. Interpersonal skills such as demonstrating respect, offering positive feedback, demonstrating responsible behavior in terms of physical & emotional safety, as well as maintaining good personal hygiene are essential for success in this course. The importance of valuing physical activity for its contribution to a healthy lifestyle is emphasized.
Cognitive Skills Utilize critical thinking skills to apply offensive and defensive strategies Analyze performance for effective improvement in self and others, and contribute to effective changes Develop individual and group problem solving abilities Communication Skills Choose appropriate verbal & non-verbal communication skills when interacting with others Produce individual sequences – individually and in groups to accomplish assigned tasks Be a positive contributor Self Awareness Skills Locomotor and large motor skill acquisition and refinement Enhancement of self-confidence and self-esteem Establish trust in group settings Safety awareness Develop and nurture an enjoyment of physical activity Improve personal fitness levels Remain open to all movement challenges Interpersonal Skills Cooperate with class/team mates through all activities. Respect each other’s learning styles and skill differences.
Individual physical activities, team sports Dance Cooperative games, team building activities, group problem solving challenges Physical fitness Respect, responsibility, and trust Safety Problem solving skills Physical Education content includes
Standard 1 (Athletic Skills) Demonstrate competency in many motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities. Standard 2 (Cognitive Understanding) Demonstrate understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities. Standard 3 (Fitness) Participate regularly in physical activity. Standard 4 (Fitness) Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. Standard 5 (Responsibility & Respect) Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings. Standard 6 (Appreciates Benefits) Value physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction. (National Association of Sports and Physical Education Standards)
Methodology: Activity units last 2-5 weeks. Generally, the concentration during the initial weeks is on the skills specific to the activity. During the latter half of the unit, the students participate in lead-up activities/small group activities, and then the actual performance. Fitness is integrated into every unit on a daily basis. Multi-cultural Integration: Students will experience participating in multi cultural sports activities throughout the year.
Quarter grades will be based on… Standard 1Motor Skills10% Standard 2Cognitive Understanding10% Standard 3 & 4 Fitness, Effort and Engagement 20% Standard 5 Responsibility & Respect 40% Standard 6 Appreciates benefits 20% Teachers will provide a grading rubric at the beginning of each unit. Student scores will be available on Skyward. Play Together, Play Skillfully, Play Free, Play Safe PLAY FUN!