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In the News – January 2015
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MP says Canadians unaware of health risks posed by cell phones (Global News, January 19, 2015, video) Curricular connections: Health Education – USC4.4 (safety and protection), USC6.6 (safety), USC7.3 (safety practices), USC9.2 (comprehensive approaches to safety) Wellness 10 – W6 (safety), W9 (challenges to community well-being) Single mom becomes top-ranked jiu-jitsu fighter, by Larissa Burnouf (APTN National News, January 14, 2015, video) Curricular connections:...

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In the News – November 2014
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Parents cope with deaths of three sons on Saskatchewan farm, by Chris Purdy (The Canadian Press, November 30, 2014, article) Curricular connections: Health Education – USC3.5 (safety at home), USC4.4 (safety and protection), USC6.6 (safety), USC7.3 (safety practices), USC9.7 (tragic death and suicide) Wellness 10 – W6 (safety), W9 (challenges to community well-being) Family hears sons heart beating in another man, by Adam Frisk...

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In the News – October 2014
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Teen’s close call with drug ‘Molly’ prompts warning to other young people, by Amy Judd (Global News, October 6, 2014, article and video) Curricular connections: Health Education – USC6.7 (health promotions), USC7.1 (commit to personal standards), USC7.6 (interpersonal skills), DM7.8 (health decisions), USC8.1 (strategies of support), USC9.1 (leadership and health promotion), USC9.6 (addictions), DM9.10 (healthy decisions) Wellness 10 – W6 (safety), W9 (challenges to...

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In the News – September 2014
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Experts meet in Geneva on use of experimental ebola drugs vaccines, by Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press (Global News, September 4, 2014, article) Curricular connections: Health Education – USC4.2 (prevention/management of health challenges), USC5.3 (impact of illness and disease) Wellness 10 – W6 (safety), W9 (challenges to community well-being) Science – HB5.1 (human body systems), CS8.4 (cells, tissues, and organ...

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In the News – August 2014
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It’s time to put an end to junk food fundraising, by Yoni Freedhoff (USNews, August 18, 2014, article) Curricular connections: Health Education – USC6.7 (health promotions), USC7.1 (commit to personal standards), DM7.8 (health decisions), USC8.1 (support others), USC9.1 (leadership and health promotion), USC9.5 (healthy food policies), DM9.10 (healthy decisions), AP9.12 (action plan) Wellness 10 – W9 (challenges to community well-being), W11 (personal healthy eating...

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Action Planning/Personal Plans for Wellness
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Overview of Concept In K-9 Health Education and Wellness 10, students have opportunities to take action to improve personal health and/or the health of others. The design, implementation, and evaluation of action plans or personal plans for wellness, occurs with different levels of autonomy and support as students progress from Kindergarten through high school. Doing something with what is known and understood happens several...

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Decision Making
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Decision Making

Jul 21, 2014

Overview of Concept In K-9 Health Education and Wellness 10, students have opportunities to make decisions based on health-related knowledge. The process occurs several times throughout each school year and involves examining possible health opportunities and challenges for self, others, community and/or the environment, evaluating alternatives to address the opportunities/challenges, considering possible/expected obstacles and consequences, and identifying goal statements. Learning opportunities inform action to...

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Sexual Health
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Sexual Health

Jul 21, 2014

Overview of Concept In K-9 Health Education and Wellness 10, students have opportunities to develop a healthy sense of self, consider strategies for nurturing healthy relationships and resolving/managing conflict, explore the physical, social, spiritual, and emotional changes of puberty, consider the impact of violence and cycles of abuse, and analyze the social, cultural, and environmental influences and supports for sexual health. Learning opportunities inform...

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Safety in a Variety of Environments
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Overview of Concept In K-9 Health Education and Wellness 10, students have opportunities to develop safe pedestrian/street behaviours, acquire basic first aid knowledge, consider the importance of taking responsibility for one’s actions, develop assertiveness skills to manage peer pressure, and develop strategies to reduce risk and promote safety in a variety of environments/situations. Learning opportunities inform decision-making and action to support safe practices to...

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Physical Activity
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Physical Activity

Jul 21, 2014

Overview of Concept In K-9 Health Education and Wellness 10, students have opportunities to consider the role of physical activity on the health and development of the mind, body, and immune system, examine what physical activity means for pre/adolescence, and plan and engage in movement activities. Learning opportunities inform decision-making and action related to physical activity to support wellness. At different grade levels, many...

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Mental and Spiritual Health, Positive Identity and Healthy Sense of Self
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Overview of Concept In K-9 Health Education and Wellness 10, students have opportunities to consider the importance of nurturing the spiritual dimension of the inner self, examine the connection between personal identity and well-being, analyze how body image satisfaction/dissatisfaction affects quality of life for self and family, and refine strategies to develop a positive self image and manage stress. Learning opportunities inform decision-making and...

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Impact of Violence on Health and Well-being
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Overview of Concept In K-9 Health Education and Wellness 10, students have opportunities to consider the difference between real and fictional violence and the influence of both on health and well-being, examine the impact of violence and cycles of abuse on holistic well-being for self, family, and community, and identify tragic death and suicide as distressing issues and supports that exist in the community...

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