Personal and Physical Safety
In the Personal and Physical Safety unit, students will learn to apply skills that help them build healthy relationships by demonstrating inclusivity and by promoting positive interactions. They will also learn how to maximize safety and lessen the risk of injury while describing ways to treat minor injuries and understanding safety practices and procedures during dangerous situations.
In the Games unit, students will learn the basic components and common features of individual, target, net/wall, striking/fielding, and territory games. They will apply strategies and tactical solutions to increase their chances of success during these activities. Further, students will develop skills that help them develop self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-motivation through participation in physical activity.
In the Healthy Behaviours unit, students will learn the various effects that drugs have on the body and how to make safe decisions and identify resources that can help someone through mental health challenges and situations involving drug use. They will understand how healthy eating and active living support a person’s overall well-being and enable people to recognize physical cues and factors that influence their food choices to guide them in developing a personal guideline for healthier eating.
Creative Movement and Physical Health
In the Creative Movement and Physical Health unit, students will learn how to assess and monitor a person’s level of health-related fitness, and discover factors that support both personal enjoyment and motivation towards physical activity. They will use this knowledge to implement an action plan to improve health-related fitness and to enable a person to reach personal goals. In addition, students will perform a variety of locomotor movements and smooth transfers of weight during gymnastic and dance routines. They will understand the basic components of dance and apply this knowledge to choreograph a dance routine.
Human Development and Mental Health
In the Human Development and Mental Health unit, students will learn the impacts of viewing sexually explicit media and how this leads to a distorted understanding of relationships, reinforces harmful gender norms, and promotes an unrealistic body image. They will understand how to build confidence, develop healthy relationships, and expand their ability to make informed decisions surrounding consent. They will learn the harmful affects that stereotypes have on self-concept and relationships and recognize appropriate ways of responding to and changing these assumptions. Additionally, they will understand how to identify and manage their emotions and how to recognize resources that help provide support to those dealing with mental health challenges.