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  • Course Code
    PE.MPE00008/MPE00009
    Content Area
    Physical Education - Health
    Description
    Physical Education/Health in the Eighth Grade will provide students the opportunity to learn and practice a variety of fundamental movement skills while participating in various games, team and individual/lifetime sports, as well as team building activities.  Primary focus will be on skill development and application in individual/lifetime sports.  Character education traits will be incorporated throughout the class.  Physical fitness will be emphasized through the teaching of the principles of health and skill-related fitness.  Health topics will be integrated throughout the course and will include nutrition, the muscular-skeletal system, sexual abstinence, stress management, conflict resolutions and violence prevention, and illegal drug use and abuse.

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Unit Description
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1Team/Individual Sports and Lifetime Activities
Students will focus on using the fundamental movement skills for a variety of sports and activities, allowing students to participate in and develop an appreciation for physical activity. Students will find opportunities to develop their character through collaboration with peers and general social interactions within the physical education setting. Lead up game will be utilized to help develop skills and define the strategies incorporated with each activity/sport. 
2Fitness
Students will focus on using the different components of fitness to improve overall wellness and promote a healthy lifestyle. Fitness will be explored through health and skill related activities, improving movement performance.
3Etiquette and Sportsmanship
Students will focus on their overall character development using the avenue of sports and activities in a variety of settings in physical education. Students will use all opportunities to develop and demonstrate responsible safety and social skills required through cooperative play, respect, and knowledge of the sport/activity.
4Rhythm and Dance
Students will focus on demonstrating an understanding of rhythm using a variety of sounds and movements commonly found in various styles of dance. Students will demonstrate their understanding of dance using basic fundamental movements and skills.
5Personal Health and Wellness
 Students will focus on the importance of how to maintain their overall personal health and wellness and how their decision making impacts their lifestyle through social, mental, emotional health, consumer health and safety, life management skills, disease prevention and control, and substance control content.
6Nutrition
Students will focus on proper nutrition and how to make healthy food choices and the impact these choices have on overall health and wellbeing.
7Substance Abuse
Students will focus on understanding the negative effects different substances have on their overall health and wellness. They will learn the risk factors associated with substance abuse and the necessary refusal skills needed to avoid such behavior.