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Grade 8 – Active Living

Grade 8 Overall Expectations:

Active Participation

Actively participate according to their capabilities in a wide variety of program activities

Demonstrate an understanding of factors that contribute to their personal enjoyment of being active as they participate in a diverse range of physical activities in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments

Demonstrate an understanding of the factors that motivate or impede participation in physical activity every day to be physically active

Physical Fitness

Daily Physical Activity (DPA): participate in sustained moderate to vigorous physical activity, with appropriate warmup and cool-down activities, to the best of their ability for a minimum of 20 minutes each day

Recognize the difference between health-related components of personal fitness and skill-related components, and explain how to use training principles to enhance both components

Assess their level of health-related fitness during various physical activities and monitor changes in fitness levels over time

Develop, implement, and revise a personal plan to meet short term, health-related fitness goals and physical activity goals


Demonstrate behaviours and apply procedures that maximize their safety and lessen the risk of injury, including the risk of concussion, for themselves and others during physical activity

Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to deal with emergency situations that may occur while participating in physical activity