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PPL1O Healthy Active Living Education – Grade 9 (Open)

  • Grade 9


GRADE: 9 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online

THE ONTARIO CURRICULUMHealth and Physical Education

Course Overview

PPL1O online 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. In PPL1O online, students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

Fitness Plan and Nutritional/Sexual Health

Essential Question: What are healthy eating habits? What do we need to know to have a healthy sexual life? How do we create an effective fitness plan for ourselves?

In this unit, students will develop a fitness plan and learn about nutritional health. Students will determine the availability of healthy food around them and learn to create healthy meal plans for different individuals. Students will learn about male and female puberty, methods of protection for safe sex and discover Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) that can be contracted when having sex. Students will examine the factors that can influence a person’s understanding of their gender identity and sexual orientation.

Safety and Substance Abuse

Essential Question: How do we make safe choices using technology? What influences substance use and misuse? What is bullying?

In this unit, students will demonstrate behaviours and apply procedures that maximize their safety and that of others in a variety of physical activity settings. Students will learn CPR techniques, when and how to them and gain an understanding of an automated external defibrillator. Students will discuss how one must be aware when using social media and determine what bullying and cyberbullying is. Students will examine strategies to use when faced with bullying or being a bystander. Students will understand how people become addicted to drugs, video games, etc. and explore the pressure that friends and the media put on teens. Students will critically examine the pressures to use tobacco and alcohol.

Movement and Personal/Interpersonal Skills

Essential Question: How do we explain and analyze physical literacy, and the principles and phases of movement? What personal skills are important in sport participation?

In this unit, students will conduct a combination of stability and locomotor movements. Students will explore the different phases of movement to be able to refine their skills as they participate in physical activities. Students will determine their personal strengths and weaknesses as well as explore what stress is and how to create a schedule to help overcome it. Students will learn the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships and discover effective verbal and non-verbal communication. Students will also discuss abuse of officials during sporting events in Ontario.

Fair Play and Creative/Critical Thinking Skills

Essential Question: Why is fair play important? How do we effectively analyze and design a play? Why is personal fitness important? How have I progressed in my activity over the course?

In this unit, students will learn about ethical and fair play as well as the components of a range of physical activities. Students will critically assess and design a play.

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for more details on final exams and the exam fee. More information can also be found in our Student Handbook.

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