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H&PE C1.5 describe the physical changes that occur in males and females at puberty (e.g., growth of body hair, breast development, changes in voice and body size, production of body odour, skin changes) and the emotional and social impacts that may result from these changes [PS]

OPHEA

Ophea is a not-for-profit organization and is led by the vision that all children and youth value and enjoy the lifelong benefits of healthy, active living. Since 1921, Ophea has been working to support the health and learning of children and youth in schools and communities through quality programs and services, partnerships, and advocacy.

Lesson Plans:  Lesson plans can only be accessed with an active OPHEA account.  

(Home> Lesson Plans> H&PE Curriculum Resources> Grade 4> Understanding Changes at Puberty)

  • 1 PERSONAL HYGIENE,

  • 2 CHANGES AT PUBERTY,

  • 3 PHYSICAL CHANGES AT PUBERTY

  • 4 SHARING HYGIENE HABITS

H&PE C2.4 demonstrate an understanding of personal care needs and the application of personal hygienic practices associated with the onset of puberty (e.g., increased importance of regular bathing/showering and regular clothing changes; use of hygiene products; continuing importance of regular hygiene practices, including hand washing, oral health care, and care of prosthetic devices and residual limbs) [PS]

Lesson Plans:  Lesson plans can only be accessed with an active OPHEA account.  

(Home> Lesson Plans> H&PE Curriculum Resources> Grade 4> Understanding Changes at Puberty)

  • 1 PERSONAL HYGIENE

  • 4 SHARING HYGIENE HABITS

Fully Alive

Family Life Education, as it is represented in Fully Alive, is intended to pass on a distinctively Catholic view of human life, sexuality, marriage, and family. Its goal is to complement the efforts of families and to support what parents are doing at home. The entire program, from Grades 1 through Grade 8 is designed to encourage children to become the people God wants them to be -- to be fully alive.

Additional resources/links:

SexandU (formerly sexuality and u)

SexandU is produced by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) and provides an overview of changes in both male and female bodies during puberty.

About Kids Health

This site is produced by the Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) in Toronto and provides reliable information about puberty in both males and females.  It talks about menstruation and how the body works in males and females.

Alberta Health - Lesson plans to teach puberty and sexual development.

Toronto Public Health – Lesson Plan 1 and Lesson Plan 2

Peel Region – Changes in Me

Peel Region – Growing up (handbook pdf).

Planned Parenthood Toronto - Teen Health Source

Manitoba Health – Growing up ok!

Elementary Healthy Sexuality Educator Resource

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