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Ophea’s H&PE Curriculum Resources: Grades 1-8 supports implementation of Ontario’s 2015 Health and Physical Education (H&PE) Curriculum.

This resource provides 130 ready-to-use lesson plans per grade, student templates and assessment tools. The resources are organized into two main sections that are consistent with the 2015 H&PE Curriculum: Movement Competence & Active Living, and Healthy Living. As in the curriculum, activities that address living skills are integrated throughout.

New lesson plans! 

Now included in this resource are new lesson plans to meet the Human Development and Sexual Health (HD&SH) expectations of the Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education, 2015 (revised).  The new HD&SH lesson plans have been integrated as a new unit in each grade level and include Unit Overviews and Unit Introductions. 

Developed in partnership with health partners and elementary school educators, the new lesson plans strengthen the knowledge, understanding, and confidence of educators as they teach Human Development and Sexual Health within the Healthy Living Strand of the curriculum.

For more information on Ophea’s H&PE supports, including professional learning support for Human Development and Sexual Health, visit www.ophea.net/HPESupports.

Each grade in Ophea’s H&PE Curriculum Resources: Grades 1-8 includes:


  • Introductory content with detailed background information
  • 20-25 units including unit overviews, lesson plans and additional teacher and student resources
  • Division-specific appendices which include warm-up and cool-down activities, a safe stretching guide, program planning information and four sample timetables as well as teaching and learning tools and strategies


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