Resources by Subject → Health and Physical Education

Historical Perspectives

This is a blog with many interesting and relevant blog posts connecting to re-examining history through an equity and decolonized lens. It would be most suitable for a teacher’s personal professional development as well as lesson planning for the Junior and intermediate grades. There are many fascinating blog posts such as ensuring Remembrance Day is inclusive and relearning Black history which is important learning for all.

Historical Perspectives

Example Blog Post: (En)countering History and Racism by the Elevator

Anti-Racist Art Teachers

This is an amazing website with resources for Arts Education. All of the resources such as posters, lesson plans, podcasts, information about cultural appropriate is through an anti-racist lens. Many of the strategies and resources shared are cross curricular and can be used for all grades.

Anti-Racist Art Teachers

Teach the Red River Jig

In Canada, there are three recognized groups of Indigenous peoples: First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. Students will be learning the most famous dance of the Métis, La Jig di la Rivyayr Roozh (Red River Jig).

Teach the Red River Jig

Equity4Educators

This website is a great resource for educators committed to teaching from an equity and social justice lens. There are many different resources shared for many categories such as Indigenous Heritage, Inclusive Education etc. The website is easy to navigate and amplifies the work of educators in the field. The site includes many resources for classroom use as well as sections on teacher leadership.

Equity4Educators

The Staffroom Podcast

A weekly podcast run by teachers for teachers. Chey and Pav are two experienced middle school teachers from Ontario who share the many lived experiences of teachers as well as relevant curriculum insights. In their podcasts, they bring forward cross-curricular approaches that support the many identities of students. They also amplify other educators doing this work through their podcasts. A great go-to resource for all teachers!

The Staffroom Podcast

The Child & Nature Alliance of Canada

The Child and Nature Alliance of Canada fosters meaningful connections with the outdoors for children and youth. We believe that all children and youth should have the opportunity to play and learn in forests, parks, meadows, and mud puddles.

Thrive Outside offers tips for educators who wish to increase outdoor learning for their students. Educators might also wish to explore the Forest School Practitioner programs that support educators in developing skills for bringing meaningful outdoor education into their teaching practice.

The Child & Nature Alliance of Canada

World Wildlife Fund Canada

Canadian students and educators can take hands-on action to help protect nature. Living Planet @ School creates a continuous journey for students to connect with actions that help protect nature and the environment throughout their academic path. They focus on the experience of taking action, supporting students with action-oriented toolkits throughout the year and the opportunity to devise their own projects with funding from WWF-Canada.

World Wildlife Fund Canada

EWorkshop Ontario Teaching Resource: Daily Physical Activity (DPA)

This resource developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and TFO includes modules on Daily Physical Activity (DPA) for elementary students from grades 1 – 8.

EWorkshop Ontario Teaching Resource: Daily Physical Activity (DPA)

Common Sense: Digital Citizenship

Help students take ownership of their digital lives. All students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Award-winning K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum:
Addresses top concerns for schools; one example is a “pause for people lesson to help kids learn to step away from technology.
Prepares students with critical 21st-century skills. Supports educators with training and recognition. Engages the whole community through family outreach. Free and paid content available.

Common Sense: Digital Citizenship

Teach and Transform

Liz Kleinrock is an anti-bias educator and consultant based in Los Angeles, California. Content focused on equity and inclusion for K-12 will support teachers in developing a social justice lens for their own practice. Lesson plans for use in the classroom are also available.

Teach and Transform