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PPL2O Healthy Active Living Education – Grade 10 (Open)

  • Grade 10


GRADE: 10 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online

THE ONTARIO CURRICULUMHealth and Physical Education

Course Overview

PPL2O online enables students to further develop 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 PPL2O 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 Nutrition

Essential Question: Why is nutrition important? What are current influences and trends in nutrition? How do I create an effective fitness plan for myself?

In this unit, students will evaluate the effectiveness of various fitness programs and create a plan specific to their own personal physical activity and fitness goals. Students will examine the factors that influence food and beverage choices and how those factors play a role in their personal nutritional choices. Students will identify a nutrition label and understand what each ingredient does for their body. Finally, students will explore current nutritional trends and how they influence their choices while they examine Canada’s Food Guide.

Safety and Well-Being

Essential Question: How do I keep myself and others safe when participating in activities? What is whole-person health?

In this unit, students will learn behaviours and apply procedures that maximize their safety and that of others in a variety of physical activity settings as well as learn different CPR techniques and about automated external defibrillators. Students will understand the meaning of overall health and well-being and what some of the factors are that lead to their well-being. Finally, students will identify the health and safety risks that they may encounter in their environment and what the strategies are to minimize those risks.

Movement and Decisions/Substance Abuse

Essential Question: How can we explain and analyze physical literacy, and the principles and phases of movement? How do we make healthy decisions in life and with substances?

In this unit, students will use adaptive, management, and coping skills to help them respond to the various challenges they encounter as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy active living. Students will learn about the phases of movement and different movement principles. Students will be able to identify different types of conflict and be able to identify and apply a conflict resolution strategy based on the type of conflict that they encounter. Students will define substance abuse and communicate the impact of abusing substances on overall health and well-being. Students will apply the appropriate skills to respond to a challenging situation involving substance use, addictions, and other related behaviours. Finally, students will identify the impact of addictions at a local, societal, and global level.

Fair Play and Sexuality

Essential Question: Why is fair play important? How do we effectively analyze and design a play? What is healthy sexuality and what is a healthy relationship? Why is personal fitness important?

In this unit, students will learn about ethical and fair play as it contributes to creating a rewarding and enjoyable activity environment. Students will learn the components of a range of physical activities in a range of environments and critically assess and design a play. Students will describe the factors that influence how they make sexual decisions and how to make healthy decisions that are appropriate for them. Students will be able to communicate their sexual limits, needs, and desires effectively with their partner. Students will describe several common misconceptions about sexuality and understand the importance of education in order to treat all people, regardless of differences, with the same respect and understanding. Students will gain an understanding of how being in an exclusive relationship impacts them and the other relationships they have.

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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