Physical Education Curriculum

Philosophy Statement

The KIBSD physical education program for elementary students is designed to develop the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains of students by providing a developmentally appropriate and sequentially progressive program. The program enables students to acquire the basic foundations of movement skills and strategies need to participate in a variety of games and sports. Specific aspects of the program will aid in the development of higher fitness levels, thinking and problem solving, time cooperation (sportsmanship) and decision-making skills. These aspects have abundant applications in the everyday lives of youth in and out of the school setting as well as preparation for adult life and the world of work.

Program Emphasis

Six main activity areas, as well as learning deemed essential to the development of students, have been identified. Careful implementation of these activities will meet the desired program goals. Assessment demonstrations are offered to meet these essential learning’s and spaces are provided for noting techniques and activities.

The six main topics for the elementary physical education program are:

  • Body awareness
  • Manipulative skills
  • Health related physical fitness
  • Skills related to games and sports
  • Rhythms and dance
  • Aquatics

Topic 1: Body Awareness

Essential Learning:

Demonstrate competency in motor and movement skills needed to perform a variety of physical activities under various conditions, surroundings, and cooperative group situations.


Topic 2: Manipulative Skills

Essential Learning:

Students will apply movement concepts involving various pieces of equipment in the learning and performance of individual, partner, and group physical activities. 


Topic 3: Health Related Physical Fitness

Essential Learning:

Students will understand and apply health related physical fitness concepts and total body conditioning to maintain a health-enhancing level of personal fitness.


Topic 4: Skills Related to Games and Sports

Essential Learning:

Students will develop and demonstrate a variety of skills and cooperative social behaviors needed to understand and participate in related games and sports.


Topic 5: Rhythms and Dance

Essential Learning:

Students will develop, demonstrate, and understand a variety of physical skills as well as social and cultural awareness essential for life long participation in rhythmic and dance activities.


Topic 6: Aquatics

Essential Learning:

Students will participate in a progressive aquatics program, and develop, demonstrate and understand skills necessary for basic aquatic survival and lifelong leisure related activities.

Philosophy Statement

The KIBSD physical education program for middle school students is designed specifically for the unique social, physical, emotional needs of young adolescents. The foundation of skills introduced in the elementary program is maintained and further development through cooperative participation in group activities. Ideally, through focusing on the development of respect and tolerance for a wide range of physical and social abilities, the middle school physical education program will provide students with a safe arena in which to learn and enhance social, physical and emotional skills necessary for a productive life.

Program Emphasis

Four main topics have been identified to implement activities that attempt to meet the desired program goals. Assessment demonstrations are offered to meet these essential learning’s and spaces are provided to include suggested techniques and activities.

The four main topics for the middle school physical program are:

  • Health related physical fitness
  • Individual sports/activities
  • Team sports/activities
  • Aquatics

Topic 1: Health Related Physical Fitness

Essential Learning:

Students will understand and apply fitness concepts to maintain a health-enhancing level of personal fitness.


Topic 2: Individual Physical Activities

Essential Learning:

Students will demonstrate knowledge of rules, terms, skills, strategies and social skills related to lifetime individual activities.


Topic 3: Team Sports and Activities

Essential Learning:

Students will understand the value of lifetime leisure activities and demonstrate skills and knowledge related to team sports, while demonstrating appropriate social behaviors while participating.


Topic 4: Aquatics

Essential Learning:

Students will demonstrate basic aquatic knowledge and skills, both for leisure activity and for survival in Kodiak waters.

Philosophy Statement

The KIBSD physical education program for high school students is designed to develop the skills and attitudes necessary to achieve and maintain lifelong health and fitness. Students will be encouraged to gain an active appreciation of the positive role of physical fitness in overall health and well-being, and to develop socially useful participation skills.

Program Emphasis

The high school physical education program is divided into five topics:

  • Health related fitness
  • Individual physical activities
  • Team physical activities
  • Aquatics
  • Dance

Topic 1: Health Related Physical Fitness

Essential Learning:

Students will understand the value of and participate in personal physical fitness and be able to assess, achieve, and maintain physical fitness.


Topic 2: Individual Physical Activities

Essential Learning:

2.1 Students will understand the value and participate in lifetime leisure activities and personal fitness.  

2.2 Students will develop, practice, and demonstrate appropriate social behaviors while participating in individual physical activities.


Topic 3: Team Physical Activities

Essential Learning:

3.1 Students will participate in and understand the value of lifetime leisure activities and personal fitness.  

3.2 Students will develop, practice, and demonstrate appropriate social behaviors while participating in team activities.


Topic 4: Aquatics

Essential Learning:

Students will participate in and understand the value of lifetime leisure activities, personal fitness and survival as it pertains to aquatics and our Kodiak environment.


Topic 5: Dance

Essential Learning:

5.1 Students will participate in and understand the value of dance as a lifetime physical activity.  

5.2 Students will develop, practice, and demonstrate social behavior skills while participating in dance.

5.3 Students should be able to create and perform in the Arts.