M/J Outdoor Pursuits/Aquatics - Grade 7   (#1508300)

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Course Number: 1508300 Course Path: Section: Grades PreK to 12 Education Courses > Grade Group: Grades 6 to 8 Education Courses > Subject: Physical Education > SubSubject: General >
Course Section: Grades PreK to 12 Education Courses Abbreviated Title: M/J OUTDR PRSTS GRD7
Course Length: Semester (S)
Course Type: Elective
Course Status : Approved
Keywords: Grades 6 to 8 Education Courses, 6-8, 6 To 8, Grades 6,7,8, Grades six To eight Education Courses, grades six - eight, Middle, Grade Self Contained, Physical Education, General, M/J OUTDR PRSTS GRD7, M/J Outdoor Pursuits/Aquatics - Grade 7
Grade Level(s): 7 Grade Level(s) Version: 7


This course is designed for 7th grade students and is intended to be 18 weeks in length. The purpose of this course is to provide the skills, knowledge, and motivation necessary for participation in non-traditional forms of physical activity. The integration of fitness concepts throughout the content is critical to student success in this course and in the development of a physically active lifestyle.


Instructional Practices

Teaching from a well-written, grade-level textbook enhances students' content area knowledge and also strengthens their ability to comprehend longer, complex reading passages on any topic for any reason. Using the following instructional practices also helps student learning:
  • Reading assignments from longer text passages as well as shorter ones when text is extremely complex.
  • Making close reading and rereading of texts central to lessons.
  • Asking high-level, text-specific questions and requiring high-level, complex tasks and assignments.
  • Requiring students to support answers with evidence from the text.
  • Providing extensive text-based research and writing opportunities (claims and evidence).

Course Standards

Name Description
MAFS.7.SP.3.5: Understand that the probability of a chance event is a number between 0 and 1 that expresses the likelihood of the event occurring. Larger numbers indicate greater likelihood. A probability near 0 indicates an unlikely event, a probability around 1/2 indicates an event that is neither unlikely nor likely, and a probability near 1 indicates a likely event.
LAFS.68.RST.2.4: Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
HE.7.C.1.8: Explain the likelihood of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy/risky behaviors.
Abuse of over-the-counter medications, sexually transmitted diseases and sexually transmitted infections from sexual relationships, injury, or death from unsupervised handling of firearms, and physical/emotional injury, or impact from abusive dating partner.
PE.7.C.2.2: Identify the basic rules for outdoor pursuits/aquatics.
Some examples are setting up to start, violating rules and keeping accurate score.
PE.7.C.2.4: Explain basic offensive and defensive strategies in modified games or activities and outdoor pursuits/aquatics.
PE.7.C.2.5: Identify and explain different types of safety equipment and practices relating to water activities.
PE.7.C.2.6: Provide feedback on skill patterns of self and partner by detecting and correcting mechanical errors.
PE.7.C.2.7: Identify the critical elements for successful performance of a variety of sport skills.
PE.7.C.2.8: List specific safety procedures and equipment necessary for a variety of sport skills and physical activities.
PE.7.C.2.9: Describe how movement skills learned in one physical activity can be transferred and used in other physical activities.
An example is slow-pitch softball and volleyball underhand serve.
PE.7.L.3.1: Participate in moderate physical activity on a daily basis.
PE.7.L.3.2: Participate in vigorous physical activity on a daily basis.
PE.7.L.3.3: Participate in a variety of team sports, outdoor pursuits and aquatics activities that promote health-related physical fitness.
The health-related components of fitness are cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition.
PE.7.L.3.4: Identify the in-school opportunities for participation in team sports, outdoor pursuits and aquatics activities.
PE.7.L.3.5: Identify the community opportunities that promote team sports, outdoor pursuits and aquatics activities.
PE.7.L.3.6: Identify a variety of team sports, outdoor pursuits and aquatics activities that promote stress management.
PE.7.R.5.1: Identify situations in which peer pressure could negatively impact one's own behavior choices.
PE.7.R.5.2: Demonstrate acceptance and respect for persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities in physical-activity settings.
PE.7.R.5.3: Demonstrate responsible behaviors during physical activities.
Some examples of responsible behaviors are controlling emotions, resolving conflicts, respecting opponents and officials and accepting both victory and defeat.
PE.7.R.5.4: List examples of appropriate personal, social and ethical behaviors that apply to specific physical activities.
PE.7.R.5.5: Demonstrate appropriate etiquette, care of equipment, respect for facilities and safe behaviors while participating in a variety of physical activities.
PE.7.R.6.1: Identify an opportunity for participation in a physical activity outside of the school setting that contributes to personal enjoyment and the attainment or maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.
PE.7.R.6.2: Discuss the potential benefits of participation in a variety of physical activities.
Some examples of potential benefits are physical, mental, emotional and social.
PE.7.R.6.3: Participate in games, sports and/or physical activities from other cultures.
PE.7.M.1.2: Use basic offensive and defensive strategies while playing modified versions of a variety of sports and activities.
An example of a modified version of a sport or activity is a small sided game.
PE.7.M.1.3: Demonstrate appropriate relationships between the body and an opponent in dynamic game situations.
Some examples are staying between opponent and goal and moving between opponent and the ball.
PE.7.M.1.4: Demonstrate introductory outdoor pursuits skills.
Some examples of outdoor pursuits are archery, backpacking, orienteering, hiking, canoeing, fishing and ropes courses.
PE.7.M.1.5: Perform aquatics activities to improve or maintain health-related fitness.
Some examples of aquatic activities are water aerobics, water polo and survival swimming.
PE.7.M.1.6: Demonstrate the critical elements in specialized skills related to a variety of team sports or outdoor pursuits activities.
Some examples are overhand throw for distance/force, forearm passing in volleyball, steering a canoe, batting and the correct stance in archery.
PE.7.M.1.7: Utilize proper equipment and implement appropriate safety procedures for participation in a variety of sports or activities.
PE.7.M.1.8: Apply technology to evaluate, monitor and improve individual skill performance.
Some examples of technology are Excel spreadsheets or web based programs to chart or log activities, heart rate monitors, videotapes and digital cameras.
PE.7.M.1.9: Demonstrate principles of biomechanics necessary for safe and successful performance.

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