Middle School Physical Education
Charles County Public Schools offers a 6th – 8th grade physical education program aligned with the Maryland State Department of Education’s Framework for each grade level. The curriculum is designed to provide a well-rounded approach to student development. Within the 6-8 physical education curriculum, students gain the knowledge and skills that form the foundation for a physically active lifestyle, enhancing lifelong health, fitness, and fundamental movement skills. The program promotes health-enhancing lifestyle choices and encourages students to explore the relationship between physical activity and well-being, fostering physical literacy. Through the physical education program, students learn concepts and strategies that cultivate confidence in movement, as well as how to apply movement effectively in various contexts. To prioritize safety, it is expected that all students wear appropriate attire.
Students will be able to:
- Develop a mindset that places value on sustaining healthy lifestyles and engaging in physical activity.
- Develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to embrace a physically active lifestyle.
- Demonstrate the skills and behaviors associated with a physically active lifestyle, recognizing the benefits of these choices for growth and development in physical, cognitive, and social domains.
- Learn to choose and participate in physical activities for enjoyment and self-expression, with the intention of integrating them into their lifelong routines.
Units Covered – 6th – 8th Grade Physical Education:
- Group Initiatives
- Cooperative Activities
- Field Games
- Target Games
- Invasion Games
- Fielding/Striking Games
- Net/Wall Games
- Individual Performance Activities
- Dance & Rhythms
- Fitness & Fitness Assessment
The physical education program is dedicated to providing safe and inclusive learning experiences for all students. To develop physical literacy, students will explore and investigate skills, concepts, and strategies that foster lifelong wellness and confidence in movement. Wearing appropriate attire remains a crucial practice in ensuring the safety and hygiene of each participant.
The State of Maryland mandates that all K-12 grade students have access to physical education. Modifications can be implemented based on the physical limitations or medical conditions of the student. Unique and specific needs of individuals with disabilities may necessitate accommodation and strategies to deliver effective instruction. Adapted Physical Education (APE) services are available to support students in participating in the general physical education curriculum whenever appropriate.