New York City grades 6-12 physical education scope and sequence

This comprehensive curricular planning resource is a practical framework for implementing comprehensive, skills-based Physical Education instruction at middle and high school grade levels. Access a black and white version for easy printing.

Developed by DOE instructional leaders and teachers and aligned to State and national standards, the Scope and Sequence emphasizes consistent foundational skills and concepts. It is organized into seven main themes that integrate health-related fitness concepts, emphasize learning complex, transferable skills, and highlight the social-emotional learning competencies necessary to be successful in school and beyond.

  • Community Building
  • Individual Performance
  • Rhythms and Dance
  • Sports and Games
    • Field and Striking Games
    • Invasion Games
    • Net and Wall Games
    • Target Games

Key components of this Scope and Sequence include:

  • Thematic overviews
  • Grade-level learning outcomes grids
  • Content is divided into two grade-developmental levels, 6-8 and 9-12, to allow for differentiated lesson planning and age-appropriate activity
  • Prioritizes foundational skills and health-related fitness outcomes

As part of the DOE's commitment to equity and inclusion, this version is digitally accessible and is appropriate for use with a screen reader. 

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