Healthy Active Living Education Grade 9, Open (PPL1O)

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Course Title : Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 9, Open (PPL1O)
Course Name : Health Active Living Education
Course Code : PPL1O
Grade : 9
Course Type : Open
Credit Value : 1.0
Prerequisite : None
Curriculum Policy Document: Health and Physical Education, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 12, 2015 (Revised)

Course Description

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

Outline of Course Content

Unit Titles and Descriptions Time and Sequence
Unit 1: Active Participation and Physical Fitness

Students will develop a positive self-concept through active participation. Personal physical fitness levels will be assessed through activities that emphasize the health-related components of fitness (cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, and body composition). Students will design a personal fitness program intended to address self-identified goals in order to improve their personal fitness level. Students will participate actively and safely in a variety of leisure and fitness activities designed to attain a balanced and healthy lifestyle now and in the future.

26 hours
Unit 2: Individual /Dual Activities

In this unit students participate regularly in a variety of enjoyable individual/dual activities such as dance, fitness (yoga, pilates, weight training, boxfit) and Injury Prevention (Self-defense) to enhance overall fitness, health, movement skills and personal competence. Students demonstrate understanding of the importance of movement principles (e.g., manipulation, locomotion, and stability) and apply knowledge of guidelines and strategies that enhance participation in recreation and sport activities.

28 hours
Unit 3: Team Activities

In this unit students participate regularly in a variety of enjoyable team activities such as: Basketball, Ringette, Team Handball, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football and Volleyball, to enhance overall fitness, health, movement skills, and personal competence. Students demonstrate understanding of the importance of movement principles (e.g., manipulation, locomotion, and stability) and apply knowledge of guidelines and strategies that enhance participation in recreation and sport activities.

26 hours
Unit 4: Healthy Living

In this unit students investigate a variety of topics related to healthy living including healthy eating, substance abuse, and human growth and sexuality. While studying healthy living students investigate the importance of macro and micronutrients, and calorie regulation. Students learn to analyze dietary requirements and create appropriate meal plans. While studying substance abuse students investigate a variety of legal, illegal an prescription drugs, the effects of these drugs on human health, and the social and personal issues related to drug use. Students will also investigate the stages of sexuality, female and male anatomy, pregnancy, STD's, consent and sexual limit, gender issues, and sexual health.

28 hours
Final Evaluation

The final assessment task is a two hour exam worth 30% of the student’s final mark.

2 hours
Total 110 hours