Saskatchewan Curriculum Website | Health Please feel free to begin by looking at the curriculum from which I have chosen and developed the courses of study for our grade 7 & 8 health class. These outcomes are required by Saskatchewan Ministry of Education for teacher instruction at each grade level.
Units of Study | Six Courses Our year will be divided into four units of study; 1) Understanding yourself , Healthy body image, and healthy eating (USC 8.2, USC 8.5 | USC 7.5) 2) Goal Setting (AP 8.10 | AP 7.10) 3) Substance Misuse and Abuse (USC 8.1, DM 8.8/9 | USC 7.1, USC 7.2, USC 7.6) 4) Relationships and Risk (USC 8.2, USC 8.3, USC 8.7, DM 8.8/9 | USC 7.4, USC 7.7) 5) Personal Safety / Injury Prevention (USC 8.4, DM 8.8/9 | USC 7.3) 6) Communities and Sustainability (USC 8.6 | DM 7.8/9)
Overcoming Obstacles | www.overcomingobstacles.org/ Selected resources that match up to the Saskatchewan Curriculum will be utilized from this curriculum to support students in communication, decision making, goal setting, managing personal resources, studying habits, problem solving, resolving conflicts, looking to the future, and service learning.
Fourth R | www.youthrelationship.org School is about Reading wRiting and aRithmetics, and now there is a 4th R - Relationships. This resource provides instructional materials about personal safety and injury prevention, substance misuse and abuse, human development and sexual health, and healthy eating. It was developed in Ontario, however it has been revised to fit with the Saskatchewan curriculum and helps students create healthy boundaries with peers and learn how to make healthy choices while supporting their peers to make healthy choices.
Other Resources | Chosen by Mr. Jan As the year progresses, I utilize news sources, Canadian Government websites, and a few other items required to complete the instruction of the grade 8 curriculum.
relationships and risk Human development and sexual health
Curriculum Link | USC 8.7 You can examine the curriculum for what topics will be addressed in class, however below is a list of topics we study in a bit more read-friendly format. If you have questions or concerns about what we study, discuss, or view in class, please contact me and let me know your concerns. The message to students will be that whatever we discuss in class should not be discussed with other students at the school, but I encourage students to talk with their parents about the stuff we cover in class as this is an important discussion to help students make the best choices for their health. Here are the topics we cover in our Relationships and Risk unit:
Sexual attitudes and norms in the community
Define what is quality information about sexual health
Compare attitudes and behaviours regarding sexual health
Understand the consequences for not knowing how to make healthy choices
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) and prevention (abstinence)
Committing to healthy choices and identifying sources for health when needed (social, spiritual, and parental guidance)
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