Alberta - Physical Education and Wellness Grade 1

Character Development

Exploration of life opportunities and virtues develops resilience and personal talents and promotes lifelong learning.

Guiding question: How can personal characteristics contribute to self-understanding?

Learning outcome: Students examine personal characteristics, feelings, and emotions and explore understandings of self.

Knowledge: Emotions show how an individual feels.

People can experience a range of feelings and emotions, such as

  • love
  • sadness
  • frustration
  • joy

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Understanding: Reactions to feelings and emotions can be experienced and observed. Feelings can be identified and communicated to help people understand one another.

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Skills and procedures: Recognize how emotions can be expressed.

Identify and communicate feelings in a variety of contexts.

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A lifetime of optimal well-being is supported by prioritizing health and safety.

Guiding question: How can boundaries contribute to safety?

Learning outcome: Students explain how boundaries connect to safety.

Knowledge: Safety includes understanding the differences between situations that are safe and those that are unsafe or uncomfortable.

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Understanding: When boundaries are crossed or disrespected, children can tell a trusted adult. It is important to ask for help in situations that do not feel safe.

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Skills and Procedures: Identify trusted adults in the school and community who can support personal safety. Describe differences between safe situations and unsafe or uncomfortable situations.

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Knowledge: Personal and group boundaries can be expressed through

  • rules
  • symbols
  • signs
  • body language

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Understanding: Boundaries are expressed to indicate a need or a want related to feelings of safety and security.

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Skills and Procedures: Discuss needs and wants that connect to feelings of safety and security. Identify how boundaries might protect a person or a group of individuals.

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Healthy Relationships

Personal well-being is supported through positive relationships built on communication, collaboration, empathy, and respect.

Guiding Question: How can connections support healthy relationships?

Learning Outcome: Students investigate how healthy relationships in learning and playing environments are built through connection.

Knowledge: Healthy relationships, including friendships, can develop between individuals and groups when trust is built and people share something in common.

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Understanding: Healthy relationships are an essential human need and support social-emotional well-being. Friendships add to feelings of well-being.

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Skills and Procedures: Explain how shared interests and goals can support healthy relationships. Explore how healthy relationships help fulfill human needs. Practise words and actions that support friendship.

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