Grades 5-8 Physical Education, Health, Character Education and Mindfulness

    2020-2021 School Year




     Current Unit: Physical Education: Heart Rate and counting steps

    Health: 8th Grade Health Decision Making Scenario 

    Wellness and Character Education: 7th Grade 4th Period Meet Link



     The emphasis is on learning to live a healthy, active, lifestyle that leads to a high quality of life from childhood through adulthood.


     We believe that physical activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good health.  The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthy physical activity.



    The teaching philosophy at the George White School physical education classes adheres to the Best Practices document from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. (NASPE)




    The curriculum reflects the NASPE National Standards for Physical Education, which are as follows.




     A physically educated person:




    Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.




    Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.




    Standard 3: Participates in regular physical activity.



    Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.



    Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.




    Standard 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and / or social interaction.




    The national content standards define what a student should know and be able to do as a result of a quality physical education program. The state of New Jersey has developed Core Content Standards that are based on the national standards.  The teaching approach reflects both sets of standards. 



Last Modified on August 31, 2020