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Eighth Grade Physical Education Curriculum Objectives


Eighth Grade Physical Education Objectives


Standard 1 - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Games & Sports

Passes and receives with an implement in combination with locomotor patterns of running and change of direction, speed and/or level with competency in invasion games such as lacrosse or hockey (floor, field, ice).

Standard 2 - The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.


Creating Space

Opens and closes space during small-sided game play by combining locomotor movements with movement concepts.

Standard 3 - The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.


Fitness Knowledge

Identifies each of the components of the overload principle (FITT formula: frequency, intensity, time, type) for different types of physical activity (aerobic, muscular fitness and flexibility).

Standard 4 - The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.



Provides encouragement and feedback to peers without prompting from the teacher.

Standard 5 - The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.



Identifies the 5 components of health-related fitness (muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance and body composition) and explains the connections between fitness and overall physical and mental health.


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