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Mannequins Depicting People with Disabilities in ‘Because Who is Perfect?’Campaign Goes Viral, by Irene Ogrodnik

(Global News, December 5, 2013, video and article)

Curricular connections:

  • Health Education – USC4.5 (personal identity), USC 5.4 (identity and well-being), USC6.1 (personal standards and identity), USC6.5 (body image), USC7.6 (interpersonal skills), USC7.7 (morality), USC8.5 (body image), USC9.1 (leadership and health promotion)
  • Arts Education – CR6.2 (arts and identity), CR8.2 (critical/responsive), CR9.2, 9.3 (critical/responsive)
  • English Language Arts – CR4.1, 5.1, 6.1 (respond to texts)
  • Wellness 10 – W4 (mental health), W8 (relationships), W9 (challenges to community well-being)

 

Youth and Elders Work to Recreate Relationship Lost, by Barb Nahwegahbow

(Windspeaker, Volume 31, Issue 9, 2013, article and video link)

Curricular connections:

  • Health Education – USC6.2 (healthy relationships), USC8.2 (family roles and responsibilities)
  • Wellness 10 – W8 (relationships), W9 (challenges to community well-being), W12 (spirituality)

Candy-Flavoured Tobacco Products Enticing Canadian Students To Take Up Smoking, Survey Says, by Carmen Chai

(Global News, October 7, 2013, article and related links)

Related: E-cigarettes Could Hook New Generation On Nicotine, Medical Journal Warns, by Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

Curricular connections:

  • Health Education – USC3.3 (helpful and harmful substances), USC3.5 (safety at home), DM3.1 (informed decisions), USC5.6 (peer pressure), DM5.1 (health challenges), USC6.7 (health promotions), USC7.1 (commit to personal standards), USC7.6 (interpersonal skills), DM7.8 (health decisions), USC8.1 (support others), USC 9.1 (leadership and health promotion), USC9.6 (addictions), DM9.10 (healthy decisions)
  • Wellness 10 – W6 (safety), W9 (community well-being)

LeBron James, Peyton Manning Food Endorsements ‘Sending Mixed Messages’ To Kids, by Carmen Chai

(Global News, October 7, 2013, article and related video links)

Curricular connections:

  • Health Education – USC6.7 (health promotions), USC7.5 (food choices), USC 9.1 (leadership and health promotion), USC9.5 (food policies)
  • Wellness 10 – W11 (healthy eating)
  • English Language Arts – CR5.1, 6.1, 7.1, 9.1 (comprehend and respond)
  • Physical Education – PE5.11, PE9.10 (Influences)

Province Releases Anti-bullying Plan, by CTV Saskatoon

(CTV News Saskatoon, November 14, 2013, article and video)Related: Anti-bullying Tour Coming to Saskatchewan Communities, by Thomas Piller, Global News

Curricular connections:

  • Health Education – USC3.6 (impact of violence), USC4.3 (negotiating disagreements), USC5.6 (peer pressure), USC6.2 (healthy relationships), USC7.6 (interpersonal skills), USC8.4 (violence and abuse), USC 9.1 (health promotion)
  • Wellness 10 – W4 (mental health), W8 (relationships), W9 (community well-being)

CSCH connection:

 

U.S. School District Aims to Stop Bullying By Watching Kids’ Social Media Use, by The Associated Press

(Global News, September 16, 2013, article)

Curricular connections:

  • Health Education – USC3.6 (impact of violence), USC4.3 (negotiating disagreements), USC5.6 (peer pressure), USC6.2 (healthy relationships), USC7.6 (interpersonal skills), USC8.4 (violence and abuse), USC 9.1 (health promotion)
  • Wellness 10 – W4 (mental health), W8 (relationships), W9 (community well-being)

CSCH connection:

 

Quebec’s Controversial ‘Values’ Plan Would Restrict Religious Wear for Public Servants, by Alexander Panetta

(Global News, September 10, 2013, article and video)

Curricular connections:

  • Health Education – USC6.2 (healthy relationships), USC7.7 (morality)
  • Social Studies – PA6.3 (power and authority)
  • Wellness 10 – W12 (spirituality)

 

Toronto International Film Festival Highlights Aboriginal Storytelling, by APTN National News

(APTN National News, September 9, 2013, video)

Curricular connections:

  • Health Education – USC5.4 (identity and well-being), USC6.1 (personal standards and identity), USC6.2 (healthy relationships)
  • Career Education – CG6.1 (positive self-image)
  • Social Studies – IN4.1 (interactions and interdependence), PA5.3 (power and authority), IN6.1 (interactions and interdependence of nations)
  • English Language Arts – CR6.1 (comprehend and respond)

 

11-Year-Old Transgender Boy Shares Story at School, by Chris Purdy

(Global News, September 2, 2013, article)

Curricular connections:

  • Health Education – USC4.5 (personal identity), USC5.4 (identity and well-being), USC5.2 (changes of puberty), USC6.1 (personal standards and identity), USC6.2 (healthy relationships), USC7.6 (interpersonal skills), USC7.7 (morality), USC8.7 (sexual health)
  • English Language Arts – CR4.1 (respond to texts), CC4.1 (compose and create), CR5.1 (respond to texts), CC5.1 (compose and create), CR6.1 (respond to texts)
  • Arts Education – CP5.1 (creative/productive), CP6.1, 6.6, 6.9, 6.10 (creative/productive), CR6.2 (arts and identity)

 

Quebec Decides to Reduce Number of HPV Vaccine Doses, Saying Two is Enough, by Helen Branswell

(Global News, August 23, 2013, article)

Curricular connections:

  • Health Education – USC4.2 (prevention/management of health challenges), USC5.2 (changes of puberty), USC6.3 (non-curable infections), USC8.7 (sexual health), USC9.9 (sexual health)
  • Science – CS8.4 (cells, tissues, organs, and systems)

 

Chiefs Trying to Get Canada To Honour Treaties, by Jorge Barrera

(APTN National News, July 18, 2013, video)

Curricular connections:

  • Health Education – USC5.4 (identity and well-being), USC6.1 (personal standards and identity), USC6.2 (healthy relationships), USC7.7 (morality)
  • Social Studies – PA5.3 (treaty relationships), PA6.2 (power and privilege), PA6.3 (injustice or abuses of power), PA7.1 (power and authority)
  • Wellness 10 – W1 (understanding of wellness), W9 (challenges to community well-being)

 

Needed: New Approaches to Defuse ‘Suicide Contagion’ Among Teens, by Andre Mayer

(CBC National News, May 23, 2013, article)

Curricular connections:

  • Health Education – USC7.6 (interpersonal skills), USC8.4 (violence and abuse), USC9.1 (health promotion), USC9.7 (tragic death and suicide)
  • Wellness 10 – W4 (mental health), W8 (relationships), W9 (challenges to community well-being)

 

The Best and Worst Foods for Pesticide Levels, by Heather Loney

(Global News, May 21, 2013, article)

Curricular connections:

  • Health Education – USC3.1 (healthy foods and physical activity), USC4.1 (healthy eating and physical activity), USC7.5 (food choices), USC8.6 (sustainability), USC9.5 (healthy food policies)
  • Social Studies – RW8.3 (environmental stewardship and sustainability)
  • Science – PL3.2 (interdependence among plants, individuals, society, and the environment), HC4.3 (effects of activities on habitats and communities), IE7.4 (interactions and ecosystems), CS8.4 (interdependence of organ systems)
  • Wellness 10 – W1 (understanding of wellness), W11 (healthy eating practices)

 

Mandatory Bike Helmet Laws Need Revision in Saskatchewan, by Amber Rockliffe

(Global News, May 12, 2013, video and article)

Curricular connections:

  • Health Education – USC4.4 (safety and protection), USC6.6 (safety), USC9.2 (comprehensive approaches to safety)
  • Physical Education – PE4.11 (safety and first aid), PE6.13 (safety & rules), PE7.12 (safety & rules)
  • Wellness 10 – W6 (safety and injury prevention)

 

Alcohol Advertising Linked to ‘Increased’ Drinking in Adolescent Girls, Canadian Doctor Warns, by Carmen Chai and Beatrice Politi

(Global News, June 10, 2013, article, video, and links to further reading)

Curricular connections:

  • Health Education – USC5.6 (peer pressure), USC6.7 (health promotions), USC7.6 (interpersonal skills), USC7.7 (morality), USC8.1 (strategies of support), USC9.6 (addictions)
  • English Language Arts – CR6.2 (construct meaning), CR8.1 (respond to texts), CR9.1a (respond to texts)
  • Math – SP9.1 (statistics and probability)
  • Science – CS8.4 (cells, tissues, organs, and systems), RE9.1 (reproduction and human development)
  • Wellness 10 – W1 (understanding of wellness), W9 (challenges to community well-being)

 

Winnipeg Mother Speaks Out About Bullied Son, by Shaneen Robinson

(APTN National News, April 11, 2013, video)
Related: MPs Debate Call for National Anti-Bullying Strategy (CBC News, October 15, 2012, article)

Curricular connections:

  • Health Education – USC3.6 (impact of violence), USC4.3 (negotiating disagreements), USC5.6 (peer pressure), USC6.2 (healthy relationships), USC7.6 (interpersonal skills), USC8.4 (violence and abuse), USC 9.1 (health promotion)
  • Wellness 10 – W4 (mental health), W8 (relationships), W9 (community well-being)

CSCH connection: www.education.gov.sk.ca/Anti-Bullying

Otter Nelson River School in Cross Lake One of the Best, by Shaneen Robinson

(APTN National News, May 8, 2013, video)

Curricular connections:

  • Health Education – USC4.5 (personal identity), USC5.4 (identity and well-being), USC6.1 (personal standards and identity),
  • English Language Arts – CC4.1 (compose and create – identity), CC5.1 (compose and create – identity), CC6.1 (create texts that explore identity)
  • Wellness 10 – W6 (safety and injury prevention)