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Grade 7

Health and Physical Education

How to Use These Resources

TVO Learn is designed to meet each student where they are on their learning journey. Learning Activities are comprehensive and require guided instruction from an adult, while Resources for Learning, Apply the Learning prompts and Vocabulary lists work well to reinforce specific skills or to enable independent exploration of a subject. Use these helpful tips to get the most from TVO Learn.

Curriculum Overview

In grade 7, there is an emphasis on developing relationship skills with a focus on recognizing and coping with stress and challenges in positive ways, to build resilience and an attitude of positive motivation while developing self-awareness and self-confidence in order to nurture a sense of identity and belonging.

Students expand their knowledge of factors that motivate people to be physically active, including understanding connections between physical and mental health, and of ways to motivate others. A more detailed understanding of physical fitness activities that includes factors affecting fitness and the application of training principles to the enhancement of both health-related and skill-related fitness are explored. The work on manipulation skills (throwing, catching, and retaining) emphasizes the use of these skills in combination and in relation to external stimuli in the playing area (e.g., other students, equipment, boundaries). The study of personal safety and injury prevention expands to include situations that students may encounter as they become more independent and active in a wider variety of situations and environments, including online and virtual environments. Students will focus on making connections between their own health and the physical and mental health and well-being of those around them.

The expectations for health and physical education are organized into four distinct but related strands:

  • Social-Emotional Learning Skills
  • Healthy Living
  • Movement Competence: Skills, Concepts, and Strategies
  • Active Living

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Learning Activities

Learning Activities provide opportunity for deeper exploration of a subject. Organized by grade and topic (or strand), students should be guided through each Learning Activity by an adult. Before clicking on a topic to prepare for or begin this guided instruction, be sure to read these helpful tips about how to get the most out of TVO Learn.

Learning Activities provide opportunity for deeper exploration of a subject. Organized by grade and topic (or strand), students should be guided through each Learning Activity by an adult. Before clicking on a topic to prepare for or begin this guided instruction, be sure to read these helpful tips about how to get the most out of TVO Learn.

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Resources for Learning

Chosen by TVO educators, these resources support the curriculum outlined above. Review the below list of options along with the activities. Then, read, watch, listen or play to build understanding and knowledge.

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Complete the suggested activities using these resources and other TVO resources.

Apply the Learning

Choose from the following to consolidate learning across all curriculum strands.

 

  • Reflect on an occasion that you strived to do your best or displayed good sports human ship, healthy competition. What did you do to achieve that? List 3-5 behaviours that lead to that.

  • What is a physical activity that you like to do or a skill that you like to practise more? What is it about these games or skills that you particularly like?

  • Create a motivation poster to encourage others in your community to be physically active. Reflect on what motivates you to be active and what stops you from being more active.
  • Set a personal goal for you. What are some things that you can do to develop your fitness goals? What might be good indications that your fitness is getting better?
  • Create an infographic to showcase safety measures (safety equipment or safety practices) that you take personally at school and in your community.
  • Make a list of various categories of physical activities. Provide an effective tip or strategy while participating in each of the category.
  • Familiarize yourself on the following activities: canoeing, triathlons, track and field. What do these activities have in common, and what strategies might you use in all of these activities?
  • What are some traditional First Nations, Métis and Inuit physical activities that you have tried or want to explore? What movement skills and components of fitness do you need for these activities?
  • Create a Public Service Announcement for learners ways that they can stay safe online. Use whatever format of your choice to create the PSA.
  • How would you explain the relationship between mental health and mental illness? Create a statement to showcase that relationship.
  • In your opinion, what kind of support will the person who was bullied and the bystander need? Think about writing a letter to a caring adult to share your thoughts.
  • Try keeping a food journal. Analyze the healthy food choices that you are making. Are they limited by certain factors such as dislike of certain foods, food allergy, personal beliefs, ethical food choices, cultural preferences, or budget limitations?

Vocabulary

Review this list of vocabulary associated with the curriculum. Practice spelling, research definitions, and find these vocabulary words when engaging with the TVO resources or completing learning activities.

Students should understand and be able to apply these words in context.

active participation

aerobic activities

cardiorespiratory fitness

cool down activities

fielding

healthy competition

health rate recovery time

help-seeking behaviours

resting heart rate

self confidence

sense of belonging

strengthening activities

stretching activities

striking

dynamic balance

external stimuli

good judgement

locomotor movements

perseverance

phase of movement

positive motivation

risk of injury

self awareness

smooth transfers

stability skills

static balance

tactical solutions

addictions

body image

digital technologies

eating habits

food choices

harassment

health disorders

healthy active living

homophobic bullying

mental health

mental illness

puberty

sense of identity

sexual activity/behaviour

sexual health

sexually transmitted disease

societical implication

substance abuse

well-being