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April 2014

  • 6 Vaccination Myths Debunked
    6 Vaccination Myths Debunked, by Carmen Chai
    (Global News, April 9, 2014, video and article)

    Related: Vaccination rate too low to prevent measles outbreak in Saskatchewan, by David Giles, Global News, May 1, 2014

    Curricular connections:

    • Health Education – USC4.2 (prevention/management of health challenges), USC5.3 (impact of illness/disease)
    • Mathematics – SP5.1 (statistics and probability)
    • Science – HB5.1 (human body systems)
    • Wellness 10 – W9 (community well-being)

  • Saskatchewan First Nations Winter Games Underway
    Saskatchewan First Nations Winter Games Underway, by Larissa Burnouf
    (APTN National News, April 21, 2014, video)

    Curricular connections:

    • Health Education – USC4.1 (healthy eating and physical activity), USC4.5 (personal identity), USC 5.4 (identity and well-being), USC6.1 (personal standards and identity)
    • Physical Education – 4.13, 5.11 (culture and history)
    • Social Studies – IN4.1 (interactions and interdependence)
    • Wellness 10 – W8 (relationships)

March 2014

  • The new Barbie? Artist aims to make doll with 'average' proportions
    The new Barbie? Artist aims to make doll with ‘average’ proportions (Global News, March 6, 2014, video and article)
    Curricular connections:

    • Health Education – USC5.4 (identity and well-being), USC6.1 (personal standards and identity), USC6.5 (body image)
    • Arts Education – CP6.11 (creative/productive), CR6.2 (arts and identity)
    • Career Education – CG6.1, CG7.1, CG8.1, CG9.1 (change and growth
    • Physical Education – PE6.1 (cardiovascular fitness), PE6.2 (body composition), PE7.2 (body composition), PE9.2 (body composition
    • Science – HB5.1 (human body systems)
    • Wellness 10 – W1 (understanding of wellness), W9 (community well-being)
  • 'It's what's there' ad show paralympians are athletes. Period.
    ‘It’s what’s there’ ad shows paralympians are athletes. Period. By Maham Abedi  (Huffington Post Canada, March 5, 2014, 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)

February 2014

January 2014

  • Russia’s anti-gay laws: Organizations calling on Canada to take a stronger stand
    Russia’s anti-gay laws: Organizations calling on Canada to take a stronger stand, by Delaney Windigo
    (APTN National news, January 31, 2014, video)Curricular connections:

    • Health Education – USC4.5 (personal identity), USC 5.4 (identity and well-being), USC6.1 (personal standards and identity), USC6.2 (healthy relationships), USC7.6 (interpersonal skills), USC7.7 (morality), USC8.7 (sexual health), USC9.1 (leadership and health promotion)
    • Social Studies – PA6.3 (power and authority)
    • Wellness 10 – W9 (challenges to community well-being)
  • 50 years after historic report, Canadian officials reflect on anti-smoking efforts
    50 years after historic report, Canadian officials reflect on anti-smoking efforts, by Carmen Chai
    (Global News, January 10, 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), USC9.6 (addictions), DM9.10 (healthy decisions)
    • Wellness 10 – W6 (safety), W9 (challenges to community well-being)

2013

  • Mannequins Depicting People with Disabilities in ‘Because Who is Perfect?’ Campaign Goes Viral
    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
    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
    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 PressCurricular 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
    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
    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 NewsCurricular 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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)

2012

  • Youth Demand More Education on Residential Schools
    Youth Demand More Education on Residential Schools, by Creeson Agecoutay
    (Regina Leader Post, June 23, 2012, article)Curricular connections:

    • Health Education – USC 5.5 (violence), AP 5.1 (action plans), USC 8.2 (family roles and responsibilities), USC 8.4 (violence and abuse), DM 8.9 (decision making), AP 8.10 (action plans)
    • Wellness 10 – W1 (understanding of wellness) W9 (community well-being)
    • Social Studies – PA 5.3 (treaty relationship in Canada), PA 6.2 (power and privilege), DR 8.2 (power and authority)
  • One in 12 Teens Has Rage Disorder, Major Study Finds
    One in 12 Teens Has Rage Disorder, Major Study Finds, by Sharon Kirkey
    (Global Regina, July 3, 2012, article and video)Curricular connections:

    • Wellness 10 – W4 (mental health)
  • Take that First Step Towards a Changed World
    Take that first step towards a changed world (editorial)
    (Windspeaker, Volume 30, issue 6, 2012)Curricular connections:

    • Wellness 10 – W9 (community well-being)
  • New Food Labelling Guide
    New Food Labelling Guide
    (CBC National, August 10, 2012, video)Curricular connections:

    • Health Education – USC 5.1 (personal eating practices), USC 7.5 (food choices), USC 9.5 (healthy food policies)
    • Wellness 10 – W11 (healthy eating practices)
  • Tough Cigarette Packaging Rules
    Tough Cigarette Packaging Rules
    (CBC The National, August 15, 2012, video)Curricular connections:

    • Health Education – USC 6.7 (health promotions), USC 9.1 (leadership and health promotion), USC 9.6 (addictions)
  • Children of Residential School Survivors Seek to Break Painful Cycle
    Children of residential school survivors seek to break painful cycle
    (APTN National News, August 16, 2012, video)Curricular connections:

    • Health Education – USC 5.5 (violence), USC 8.2 (family roles and responsibilities), USC 8.4 (violence and abuse)
    • Wellness 10 – W9 (community well-being)
    • Social Studies – PA 5.3 (treaty relationship in Canada), PA 6.2 (power and privilege), DR 8.2 (power and authority)
  • OP-ED: Why Affordable Housing is a Key Human Right
    OP-ED: Why affordable housing is a key human right, by Kenneth Hale
    (Yonge Street News, August 22, 2012, article)Curricular connections:

    • Health Education – USC 8.2 (family roles and responsibilities), USC 9.1 (leadership and health promotion)
    • Wellness 10 – W1 (understanding of wellness), W9 (community well-being)
    • English Language Arts – CR9.1b
    • Social Studies – PA 6.2 (power and privilege), PA 6.3 (injustice or abuses of power), RW 6.1 (quality of life), RW9.1 (resources and wealth in societies)

    Questions to consider:

    • What parts of a healthy lifestyle are within and beyond our individual control?
    • Who decides what is affordable?
  • Legislated to Health? If People Don’t Take Their Health Into Their Own Hands, Governments May Use Policies To Do It For Them

    Legislated to health? If people don’t take their health into their own hands, governments may use policies to do it for them

    (ScienceDaily, August 31, 2012, article)Curricular Connections:

    • Health Education – USC 9.1 (leadership and health promotion), USC 9.5 (healthy food policies)
    • Physical Education – PE9.13 (contemporary culture)
    • Wellness 10 – W1 (understanding of wellness)
    • Social Studies – PA 6.2 (power and privilege), PA 6.3 (injustice or abuses of power)
  • Is Organic Healthier? Study Says Not So Much, But It’s Key Reason Consumers Buy
    Is Organic Healthier? Study Says Not So Much, But It’s Key Reason Consumers Buy, by Lauran Neergaard
    (Global National, September 4, 2012, video and article)Curricular connections:

    • Health Education – USC 5.1 (personal eating practices), USC 7.5 (food choices)
    • Wellness 10 – W11 (healthy eating practices)
  • Almost a Third of Kids Are Overweight, With Prevalence Higher for Boys: Study
    Almost a third of kids are overweight, with prevalence higher for boys: study by Sheryl Ubelacker
    (Global Regina, September 20, 2012, article)Curricular connections:

    • Health Education – USC 3.1 (healthy foods and physical activity), USC 4.1 (healthy eating and physical activity), USC 6.5 (body image), USC 9.5 (healthy food policies)
    • Physical Education – PE3.2 (active living), PE6.1 (cardiovascular fitness), PE6.2 (body composition) PE6.12 (influences), PE7.2 (body composition), PE7.5 (complex skills), PE7.11 (influences), PE8.1 (health-related fitness), PE8.11 (technological influences), PE9.1 (health-related fitness), PE9.2 (body composition)
    • Science – CS8.4 (interdependence of organ systems)
    • Wellness 10 – W1 (understanding of wellness), W3 (participation in movement activities), W5 (self-awareness and self-management), W7 (health and skill-related components of fitness), W8 (relationships), W9 (community well-being)