Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Physical and Health Education Grade 8

Big Ideas

  • Healthy relationships can help us lead rewarding and fulfilling lives.  
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of others connects us to our community.  

Overall Expectations:

Healthy and Active living

  • Assess factors that influence healthy choices and their potential health effects
  • Identify factors that influence health messages from a variety of sources, and analyze their influence on behaviour

Social and community health

  • Propose strategies for avoiding and/or responding to potentially unsafe, abusive, or exploitive situations
  • Propose strategies for responding to discrimination, stereotyping, and bullying
  • Propose strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships
  • Create strategies for promoting the health and well-being of the school and community

Mental Well-being

  • Describe and assess strategies for promoting mental well-being, for self and others
  • Describe and assess strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others
  • Create and assess strategies for managing physical, emotional, and social changes during puberty and adolescence
  • Explore and describe the impact of transition and change on identities

Specific Expectations

Students are expected to know the following:

  • marketing and advertising tactics aimed at children and youth, including those involving food and supplements
  • potential short-term and long-term consequences of health decisions, including those involving nutrition, protection from sexually transmitted infections, and sleep routine
  •  sources of health information
  • basic principles for responding to emergencies
  • strategies to protect themselves and others from potential abuse, exploitation, and harm in a variety of settings
  • consequences of bullying, stereotyping, and discrimination
  • media and social influences related to psychoactive substance use and potentially addictive behaviours
  • signs and symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression
  • influences of physical, emotional, and social changes on identities and relationships

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