Personal and Physical Safety
In the Personal and Physical Safety unit, students learn to demonstrate responsibility for their own safety and safety of others as they participate in physical activities. Students will learn to apply a range of social-emotional learning skills to make good decisions that better their personal health and well-being.
In the Games unit, students learn the basic components and common features of individual, target, net/wall, striking/fielding, and territory games. By participating regularly in a wide variety of physical activities, students will learn how to enhance their abilities and how to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives.
In the Healthy Behaviours unit, students learn to develop healthy eating habits by identifying the importance of nutrients provided by food and beverages. Students will learn about the substances found in tobacco and vaping products, and the short-and long-term effects of smoking on their health and those around them. Further, students will learn how to make healthy and informed decisions about smoking and vaping.
Creative Movement and Activities
In the Creative Movement and Activities unit, students learn to perform static balances, locomotor movements and the ability to control the landing of jumps during gymnastics, dance, and other activities. Students will also learn what motivates them to be physically active and how to fitness activities impact their physical and mental health. Further, students will create a fitness goal and use critical thinking and self-awareness skills to help them reach that goal.
In the Human Development and Mental Health unit, students learn about the physical changes that happen during puberty and the emotional and social impacts that may result due to these changes. Students will understand the importance of personal care and hygiene. Further, students will learn how to manage and cope with stress to help create a positive impact on their mental health.