9th grade—an opportunity to give students their first impression of what a wellness journey looks like. This is the time to build a strong foundation of fitness, expose students to various wellness paths, and develop physical literacy.
In this article, we’ll highlight our most popular programs, resources, and case studies available to support a 9th grade wellness curriculum.
All of PLT4M’s introductory programs are fair game when it comes to 9th grade PE. The question is: which programs should you choose, and in which sequence? Whether your curriculum follows a distinct progression, or offers multiple different paths, we have the programs to support it! Below you’ll find some example schedules, all geared towards achieving a common philosophy.
- Build a foundation
- Introduce Variety
- Promote Autonomy
Aside from securing your program choices and lesson plans, what more can you do with PLT4M? Read the 9th grade PE playbook to learn more about participation reports, assessment tracking, classroom logistics, and more!
Foundations of Fitness
While Intro to fitness will teach the foundational movement patterns, we suggest reinforcing them. Download our printable foundational movement guide as a visual reference for your students!
Did you know that the Intro to Fitness series includes a written assessment component? These are available as an optional assessment tool, meant to be distributed after completion of Intro to Fitness Parts 1 and 2. Below you’ll find the assessment questions as well as a teacher’s answer guide. Answers must be collected outside of PLT4M!
School Spotlight - See it in action!
Cohasset High School has restructured its 9th grade wellness curriculum to address students’ total well-being. What was once a “traditional” games-based physical education class has transformed to support every 9th grade student with a holistic approach to total wellness.