8th Grade Quarterly Health & PE Units

    Time Frame

    PE Unit (PE SOL)

    Health Unit (Health SOL)

    5 for Life (5FL SOL)

    1st Quarter

    September & October

    Fitness Testing (8.2a,8.3a, b, c, e)

    Cooperative Games (8.1a,e, f, 8.4a-i )

    Ultimate(Football, Frisbee, etc) (8.1a,c-j, 8.2a-I, 8.5d-g)

    Golf (8.2a,b, d, e, g-i, 8.4a-c, f, h, i)

    Flag Football (8. 1a,c-j, 8.2a-I, 8.5d-g)

    Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Sleep

    (8.1b-e, l 8.2c-f, j, 8.3b-f) (PE8.2f)

    Mental and Emotional Health (8.1a,o, q-u, 8.2a,b,k, n-q, 8.3a,k-o)




    Heart Rate Review (PE8.4c-e, )

    Intensity Levels Review (PE8.3d; 8.5d, e)

    Fitness Planning - Portfolio: CRE and the FITT principle (PE8.3a-e) (H8.1b,8.2c, d, g, 8.3b)

    2nd Quarter


    Volleyball(8. 1a,c-j, 8.2a-I, 8.5d-g)

    Team Handball(8. 1a,c-j, 8.2a-I, 8.5d-g)

    Speedball (8. 1a,c-j, 8.2a-I, 8.5d-g)

    Tchoukball(8. 1a,c-j, 8.2a-I, 8.5d-g)

    Social Health and Relationships; Communication and Problem Solving

     (media, social networking included)

    (8.1m, 8.2 l-n, 8.3h, i)



    Fitness Planning - Portfolio: MS/ME, Body Composition, Flexibility and the FITT principle (CrossFit, circuit training, yoga, pilates, stretching, etc.) (PE8.3a-e) (H8.1b,8.2c, d, g, 8.3b)


    3rd Quarter

    End of January-March

    Racquet Sports (Pickleball,Tennis, Badminton, Ping Pong, and/or Speedminton) (8.1a,c-j, 8.2a-I, 8.5d-g)

    Basketball(8. 1a,c-j, 8.2a-I, 8.5d-g)

    Weight Training (8.1c-j, 8.2a,d, e  8.3b-d, 8.4a-c, h, 8.5 d-g)

    Rhythm, Dance & Step Aerobics (8.1b-j, 8.2a,d, e  8.3c-e, 8.4a-c, e-i, 8.5d-g)

    Disease Prevention (8.1f-h,k, 8.2g, 8.3g)

    Substance Abuse Prevention Safe Use of Medications

     (8.1i-k, 8.2h,I, 8.3i,)



    Fitness Planning - Portfolio for  Nutrition

    (PE8.3a; 8.5a,b, c, g, h) (H8.1d, 8.2d-g, 8.3c,e, f)

    Bones for Life (PE8.2a,h, i) (H8.1b,8.2c, d, g, 8.3b)

    Muscles for Life (PE8.2a, g, h, i) (H8.1b,8.2c, d, g, 8.3b)


    4th Quarter

    April - June

    Track (8.1c-j, 8.2a,d, e  8.3b-d, 8.4a-c, h, 8.5 d-g)

    Soccer(8. 1a,c-j, 8.2a-I, 8.5d-g)

    Lacrosse(8. 1a,c-j, 8.2a-I, 8.5d-g)

    Orienteering (8.1a,e, f, 8.4a-i )

    Softball(8. 1a,c-j, 8.2a-I, 8.5d-g)

    Fitness Testing (8.2a,8.3a, b, c, e)

    Safety and Emergency Preparedness; Injury and Violence Prevention (8.1n,p, 8.2o, p, 8.3j)


    Environmental Health (8.1v, 8.2r, 8.3p,q)


    Fitness Planning - Portfolio for Nutrition, Hydration & Sleep (PE8.3a; 8.5a,b, c, g, h) (H8.1d,e,  8.2d-g, 8.3c-f)


    Fitness Planning - Portfolio for CRE for Life (PE8.3a) (H8.1b,8.2c, d, g, 8.3b)


    *FLE is dependent upon individual school schedules

    *Skill testing during each unit for all grade levels should be progressive and not the same from year to year.