Grades 6-8 Team Sports

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised September 2010

Subject  PhysicalEduction                

Grade  6-8

Unit      Team Sports                 

Pacing:  15-30

Essential Question(s):

  • Why do we have to play positions in team sports?
  • How do team sports relate to life?

Big Idea(s):

  • Team sports require students to work together for a common goal.
  • Group activities promote sportsmanship, cooperation, leadership & social interaction

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s inBOLD and “Supporting” Standards)


  • M.9.4. Develop increasing competence in more advanced specialized skills.
  • M.10.3. Demonstrate knowledge of rules, safety practices and procedures as they apply to an increasing range of movement situations.
  • M.13.2. Continue to develop skills to participate productively in groups, both cooperative and competitive activities.


  • M.11.3. Apply the understanding of physical activity concepts to increasingly complex movement and game forms
  • M.14.6. Demonstrate willingness to attempt a variety of new physical activities
  • M.13.1. Understand, participate in the development of, and follow classroom rules; follow activity-specific rules, safety practices and procedures; and apply safe practices, rules, procedures, etiquette and good sportsmanship in all physical activity settings

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)




  • Competence
  • Skills


  • Knowledge of rules, safety practices, procedures, and movement situation


  • Skills


  • Group Activities












  • Develop skill competence



  • Demonstrate
    • Safety procedures
    • Rules
    • Movement situations
  • Apply movement situations


  • Develop group concepts


  • Participate in cooperative groups


  • Participate in competitive activities






3 AP 2CU







Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

The following strategies will be used throughout all units, as appropriate.

  • Identifying similarities and difference
  • Reinforcing effort and providing recognition
  • Practice
  • Cooperative learning
  • Setting objective and providing feedback
  • Generating and testing hypothesis
  • Cue, questions, and advance organizers


Vocabulary/Word Wall


Interdisciplinary Connections








Peer teaching/coaching

Team leader

Teacher assistant



Working with health dept

-          Physical activity extend life

-          Activity burns calories

-          Heart rate measurements