Grade 7 Health and Physical Education

In Grade 7 Health and Physical Education, our students will extend their understanding of online bullying and being safe on social media. Students will continue to build physical fitness plans based around flexibility, strength, and endurance. They will work on developing advanced skills and strategies in sports, dance, gymnastics, and a variety of games. Students will study factors that influence healthy eating and substance abuse. They will deepen their understanding about puberty as they also learn about sexually transmitted diseases and signs of mental illness. This course is designed to be 50-75 instructional hours.

Curriculum Information: Health and Physical Education (2019)

Developed by: D2L

Development Date: 2021

Please note that elementary courses do not have prerequisites, and Ontario schools do not issue transcript credits at the elementary level. All courses are available in the facilitated and independent pathways.



Personal and Physical Safety

In the Personal and Physical Safety unit, students will learn about personal safety such as the dangers of digital technology and bullying as well as physical safety when participating in physical activity. They will explore common hazards and preventative procedures to reduce their risk of injury. Further, students will practise strategies for defusing tense situations that involve bullying or other dangers they may encounter in every day life.

Physical Health and Fitness

In the Physical Health and Fitness unit, students will discuss health-related fitness and training principles. They will have the opportunity to set fitness goals and create a plan to achieve them. They will also explore factors related to activity enjoyment and motivation to participate in physical activity. Further, students will complete a number of tests to improve their muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory endurance.

Activities and Games

In the Activities and Games unit, students will participate in a number of individual and team sports. They will explore different types of activities including track and field, gymnastics, dance, target games, net/wall games, striking and fielding games, and territory games. In each lesson, students will learn the skills required to be successful in each activity and reflect on how they refine your skills in order to be a better athlete.

Healthy Behaviours

In the Healthy Behaviours unit, students will discover how their eating habits can contribute to their overall well-being. They will discuss factors that affect their eating choices, as well as some problematic eating habits that they or someone they know may be experiencing. Additionally, students will learn about substance abuse and the impact it has on them as an individual, on those around them, as well as on society as a whole.

Human Development and Mental Health

In the Human Development and Mental Health unit, students will gain an understanding of the changes that happen to their body as they get older. They will learn about puberty and how it affects their relationships as well as their physical and mental development. They will also gain an understanding of the risks involved with sexual activity, including sexually transmitted and blood-borne illnesses and pregnancy, as well as some preventative measures to ensure their safety if they choose to participate in sexual activity. Finally, students will discuss mental health and mental illness and will learn about potential signs of a mental illness.

This course is entirely online and does not require nor rely on any textbook. Students will require the following resources:

  • A scanner, smartphone camera, or similar device to digitize handwritten or hand-drawn work
  • A device to record audio
  • A printer
  • A physical binder, folder, or notebook for offline activities
  • Various household items to complete offline activities
  • A mat, rug, or carpeted area, cleared of tripping hazards, a timer, dancing music, paper plates, a deck of cards, markers (e.g., rope, small branch), dice, cups, a backpack, measuring tape or ruler, access to stairs, soup cans, recycled plastic water jugs, various balls, hard wall, chair, a jump rope, a tennis ball, cardboard (large pieces), chalk, tape, water bottle, waste basket, a balloon

Through a balance of problem-solving and direct instruction, students develop a strong foundation of health and physical education processes, knowledge, and skills to apply in real-world contexts. The course utilizes a combination of technology and offline activities, providing opportunities to develop an understanding of skills and concepts in interactive and concrete ways and engage multiple learning styles. The lessons feature a variety of intriguing storylines, characters, videos, storybooks, and interactive games to reinforce students’ learning. These activities also build a foundation of health and physical education-related terms that students will use throughout the elementary grades.

The course relies on the assistance of a teacher to support young students through the content. The teacher will be involved in facilitating the course content, and participating in discussion-based activities to assist students in developing communication skills.

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