8th Grade PE Learning Targets
Physical Education, 8th
ALT: Academic Learning Target
AST: Academic Supporting Target
BSD 6-8 Physical Education ALT 1: Physical Activity Skills
The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills & movement patterns.
Dance & Rhythms
AST 1.8.1 Exhibits command of rhythm and timing by creating a movement sequence to music as an individual or in a group.
Games & Sports (Invasion/Field Games) - Throwing
AST 1.8.2 Throws with a mature pattern for distance or power appropriate to the activity in a dynamic environment.
Games & Sports (Invasion/Field Games) - Catching
AST 1.8.3 Catches with a mature pattern from a variety of trajectories appropriate to the activity in a dynamic environment.
Games & Sports (Invasion Games) - Passing & Receiving
AST 1.8.4 Passes and receives with an implement in combination with locomotor patterns of running, change of direction, and speed.
Games & Sports (Invasion Games) - Dribbling/Ball control
AST 1.8.5 Dribbles with dominant and non-dominant hands or feet using a change of speed and direction in a dynamic environment.
Games & Sports (Invasion Games) - Shooting on Goal
AST 1.8.6 Shoots on goal with power and accuracy as appropriate to the activity in a dynamic environment.
Games & Sports (Net/Wall Games) - Serving
AST 1.8.7 Executes a legal underhand or overhand serve for net/wall games such as pickleball, tennis, badminton, or volleyball in a dynamic environment.
Games & Sports (Net/Wall Games) - Forehand & Backhand
AST 1.8.8 Demonstrates the mature form of forehand and backhand strokes in net games with
power and accuracy in a dynamic environment.
Games & Sports (Net/Wall Games) - Two-Hand Volley
AST 1.8.9 Two-hand-volleys with control in a dynamic environment.
AST 1.8.10 Demonstrates correct technique for basic skills in at least two outdoor/individual-performance activities.
BSD 6-8 Physical Education ALT 2: Physical Activity Strategies
The physically literate individual demonstrates and applies knowledge of a concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movements and performance.
Games & Sports (Invasion/Field Games) - Creating Space With Movement
AST 2.8.1 Opens and closes space during small-sided game play by combining locomotor movements with movement concepts.
Games & Sports (Invasion/Field Games) - Creating Space With Offensive Tactics
AST 2.8.2 Executes at least 3 of the following offensive tactics to create open space: moves to create open space on and off the ball; uses a variety of passes, fakes and pathways; give & go.
Games & Sports (Invasion/Field Games) - Reducing Space by Changing Size & Shape
AST 2.8.3 Adjusts open space on defense by staying on the goal side of the offensive player and reducing the distance as needed.
Games & Sports (Invasion/Field Games) - Reducing Space Using Denial
AST 2.8.4 Reduces open space by not allowing the catch (denial) or anticipating the speed of the object and person for the purpose of interception or deflection in a modified game play.
Games & Sports (Invasion/Field Games) - Transitions
AST 2.8.5 Transitions from offense to defense or defense to offense by recovering quickly, communicating with teammates and capitalizing on an advantage.
Games & Sports (Net/Wall Games) - Creating Space Through Variations
AST 2.8.6 Creates open space in net/wall games by varying force or direction, or by moving opponent from side to side and/or forward and back.
Games & Sports (Net/Wall Games) - Using Tactics & Shots
AST 2.8.7 Varies placement, force and timing of return of offensive shot.
Games & Sports (Target Games) - Shot Selection
AST 2.8.8 Varies the speed and trajectory of the shot based on location of the object in relation to the target.
Games & Sports (Field/Striking Games) - Offensive Strategies
AST 2.8.9 Identifies open spaces and attempts to strike object into that space. Examples of field/striking games include: softball, kickball, etc.
Games & Sports (Field/Striking Games) - Reducing Space
AST 2.8.10 Reduces open spaces in the field by working with teammates to maximize coverage.
BSD 6-8 Physical Education ALT 3: Personal & Social Skills
The physically literate individual exhibits responsible self-expression and social skills that respects self and other through various social interactions.
AST 3.8.1 Exhibits responsibility for self and promotes responsibility in others.
AST 3.8.2 Provides encouragement and feedback to peers without prompting from the teacher.
Working With Others
AST 3.8.3 Responds appropriately to participants’ ethical and unethical behavior during physical activity by using established rules and guidelines for resolving conflicts.
AST 3.8.4 Cooperates with classmates on problem-solving initiatives using self-directed behaviors.
Rules & Etiquette
AST 3.8.5 Applies rules and etiquette by acting as an official or modifying physical activities/games and rhythmic activities.
AST 3.8.6 Independently uses all Physical Education equipment and facilities respectfully, appropriately and safely.
AST 3.8.7 Exhibits personal responsibility by being prepared for physical activity (appropriate clothing and shoes for physical activity that promotes safety of self, others and equipment).
AST 3.8.8 Identifies positive mental and emotional aspects of participating in a variety of physical activities.
AST 3.8.9 Generates positive strategies such as offering suggestions or assistance, leading or following others and providing possible solutions when faced with a group challenge.
AST 3.8.10 Demonstrates the importance of social interaction by helping and encouraging others, providing support to classmates.
BSD 6-8 Physical Education ALT 4: Fitness for Life Concepts
The physically literate individual recognizes and/or demonstrates the knowledge and skills to challenge, achieve, and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness while seeking lifelong enjoyment.
Physical Activity Knowledge
AST 4.8.1 Develops a plan to address one of the barriers within one’s family, school or community to maintaining a physically active lifestyle.
Engages In Physical Activity
AST 4.8.2 Participates in self-selected physical activity outside of physical education class.
AST 4.8.3 Plans and implements a program of cross-training to include aerobic, strength & endurance and flexibility training.
AST 4.8.4 Participates in a self-selected lifetime sport, dance, aquatic or outdoor activity outside of the school day.
AST 4.8.5 Compares and contrasts health-related fitness components.
AST 4.8.6 Employs a variety of appropriate static stretching techniques for all major muscle groups.
AST 4.8.7 Uses the overload principle (FITT formula) in preparing a personal workout.
AST 4.8.8 Designs and implements a warm-up/cool-down regimen for a self-selected physical activity.
AST 4.8.9 Defines how the RPE Scale (Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale) can be used
to determine the perception of the work effort or intensity of exercise.
AST 4.8.10 Explains how major muscle groups interact with other body systems during physical activity.
Assessment & Program Planning
AST 4.8.11 Designs and implements a program of remediation for areas of weakness based on
the results of personal health-related fitness assessment.
AST 4.8.12 Describes the relationship between poor nutrition and health risk factors.
AST 4.8.13 Demonstrates basic movements used in other stress-reducing activities such as yoga and tai chi.
Engages in Physical Activity
AST 4.8.14 Participates in moderate to vigorous aerobic and or muscle and bone-strengthening
AST 4.8.15 Identifies different types of physical activities and describes how each exerts a positive effect on health.
Self-Expression & Enjoyment
AST 4.8.16 Identifies why self-selected physical activities create enjoyment.