Prescribed Learning Outcomes for Healthy Practices Level: 7 to 9

The Healthy Living Performance Standards represent selected PLO’s at these grade levels. For a complete list of PLO’s go to Health and Career Education and Physical Education.

Health and Career Education

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Goals and Decisions

  • A1 design a plan to achieve a specific goal

Healthy Living

  • C2 describe strategies for attaining and maintaining physical, emotional, and social health during puberty and adolescence
  • C3 demonstrate the ability to access community information and support services for a variety of health issues
  • C4 demonstrate an understanding of the life-threatening nature of HIV/AIDS

Safety and Injury Prevention

  • C8 identify safety strategies that can be used to avoid potentially abusive or exploitative situations
  • (e.g., personal safety rules and strategies for using the Internet, knowing and recognizing tricks and lures used by abusers, telling a trusted adult)
  • C9 propose strategies to avoid potentially unsafe situations on the road and in the community
  • (e.g., recognize hazards and potential for injury, use assertive communication skills, use protective equipment, get relevant training and education)

Substance Misuse Prevention

  • C10 analyse media and social influences related to substance misuse
  • C11 describe healthy alternatives to substance misuse (e.g., stress management, substance-free social activities)

Healthy Living

  • set personal goals for attaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • analyse influences on eating habits, including family, peers, and media
  • identify factors that influence healthy sexual decision making
  • demonstrate an understanding of the consequences of contracting sexually transmitted infections
  • including HIV/AIDS (e.g., symptoms, short-term and long-term health issues)

Healthy Relationships

  • assess the importance of healthy relationships (e.g., with friends, family, teachers, mentors)
  • identify school and community sources of information and support for individuals in unhealthy, abusive, or exploitative relationships (e.g., school counsellor, help line)
  • describe ways in which they can contribute to a safe and caring school environment

Safety and Injury Prevention

  • assess the potential risks associated with a variety of road-related situations
  • describe appropriate procedures for responding to emergencies (e.g., be prepared, ensure there is no further danger to self or others, know how to access help)
  • assess the potential hazards associated with various jobs (e.g., garden work, babysitting, newspaper delivery, snow shovelling)
  • propose strategies for the safe use of wireless and online communications (e.g., cell phones, Internet, PDAs)

Substance Misuse Prevention

  • analyse influences related to substance misuse (e.g., friends, family, media)
  • propose strategies that can assist youth in making healthy choices related to substance use (e.g., assertive communication, refusal/delay/negotiation skills, avoidance of risk situations, participating in alternative activities)

Healthy Living

  • relate the characteristics of a healthy lifestyle to their ability to maximize personal potential
  • describe practices that promote healthy sexual decision making
  • assess the short-term and long-term consequences of unsafe sexual behaviour (e.g., unplanned pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS, negative impact on future goals)

Safety and Injury Prevention

  • propose strategies to avoid unnecessary risks in a variety of situations on the road and in the community
  • describe strategies to avoid unnecessary risks on the job

Substance Misuse Prevention

  • assess the potential physical, emotional, and social consequences for themselves and others if they misuse substances