Middle M/J Comprehensive PE - Grade 8
Number of Credits
Estimated Completion Time
1 segment / 12–16 weeks
Earliest Start Date
Team sports, extreme sports, and outdoor sports are among the types of activities students learn about and participate in during this course! This interactive, highly animated course helps students learn safety rules for exercise, how to improve skills, and how to establish and accomplish goals. It also provides an overview of many dual, team, extreme, and outdoor sports.
Students have the opportunity to earn a national award by participating in the Presidential Fitness Challenge. Practicing game strategy to improve the chance of winning in competition, improving sport skill and performance, diversity in sports, nutrition, peer pressure, and making good choices balance out the topics students discover in this course. Fitness logs help students monitor physical activities. Students complete projects that lead to the knowledge, skills, and values they need to implement and maintain a physically active lifestyle.
Access the site link below to view the standards from the Florida Department of Education:
Course description: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewCourse/Preview/16884
- Fitness Activity Selection
- Benefits of Physical Activity
- Fitness Safety
- Monitoring the Heart
- Analyzing Fitness Results
- Target Heart Rate Zone
- Principles of Fitness
- Body Composition
- Health and Skill Related Fitness
- Cardiovascular Fitness
- Muscular and Skeletal Fitness
- Rules of Sports
- Aquatics and Outdoor Pursuits
- Alternative and Extreme Sports
- Team Sports
- Winning Strategies
- Peer Pressure and Choices
- Diversity in Sports
- Culture and Sports
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
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