Seventh graders are seeing big changes in their bodies. The uneven growth of muscle and bones can lead to regression in skill performance. Their metacognition abilities are increasing, as is their awareness of their performance in front of their peers. A safe and consistent environment can help control unpredictable behavior, and students can be asked to solve problems and resolve problems with their peers.
Standard 1: Students demonstrate the motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Students refine their skill performance through individual/dual activities, adventure/outdoor activities, combatives and track and field opportunities and will perform cultural dances from around the world.
Standard 2: Students demonstrate knowledge of movement concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
Students will have a concrete understanding of movement patterns that enables them to analyze performance, make corrections to technique, and track development. Students will create a game using manipulative skills, offensive/defensive strategy and a scoring system.
Standard 3: Students assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance.
Seventh graders continue to assess and analyze their fitness levels and set goals accordingly. Their goals will guide their creation of a weekly fitness program which they will implement and revise through the school year.
Standard 4: Students demonstrate knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles, and strategies to improve health and performance.
Standard 4 focuses on cognitive knowledge that students need in order to complete the weekly fitness program described in Standard 3. Student outcomes will include strategic selection of activities to reach desired goals, use of appropriate warm-up and cool-down activities and understanding the impact that nutrition can play on attaining desired levels of physical fitness.
Standard 5: Students demonstrate and utilize knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activity.
Students take more responsibility for who they are physically and can identify the risks associated with some physical activities. As well, they understand the critical role that a leader plays and understand the value of including team/group members through encouragement when working collaboratively towards a goal.