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H&PE C1.3 identify the parts of the reproductive system, and describe how the body changes during puberty [PS]

OPHEA

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Lesson Plans:  Lesson plans can only be accessed with and active OPHEA account.
(Home> Lesson Plans> H&PE Curriculum Resources> Grade 5> Understanding Puberty: A Time of Change)

  • 1 WHAT IS PUBERTY?
  • 2 CHANGES DURING PUBERTY IN PEOPLE WITH PENISES,
  • 3 CHANGES DURING PUBERTY IN PEOPLE WITH VAGINAS
  • 5 MANAGING STRESS ROLE-PLAY

Additional resources/links:

SMDHU Teaching Kits include both male and female reproductive system posters to assist with providing a visual of each sex’s reproductive anatomy.

Orders can be placed at the following link:

Alberta Health lesson plans for teaching puberty (may not be grade specific to the Ontario curriculum but content does address the Ontario curriculum expectations)

H&PE C1.4 describe the processes of menstruation and spermatogenesis, and explain how these processes relate to reproduction and overall development.

OPHEA Lesson Plans

Lesson plans can only be accessed with and active OPHEA account.

(Home> Lesson Plans> H&PE Curriculum Resources> Grade 5> Understanding Puberty: A Time of Change)

  • 2 CHANGES DURING PUBERTY IN PEOPLE WITH PENISES
  • 3 CHANGES DURING PUBERTY IN PEOPLE WITH VAGINAS

Additional Resources and links:

Alberta Health Lesson plan specifically related to menstruation

H&PE C2.4 describe emotional and interpersonal stresses related to puberty (e.g., questions about changing bodies and feelings, adjusting to changing relationships, crushes and more intense feelings, conflicts between personal desires and cultural teachings and practices), and identify strategies that they can apply to manage stress, build resilience, and enhance their mental health and emotional well-being(e.g., being active, writing feelings in a journal, accessing information about their concerns, taking action on a concern, talking to a trusted peer or adult, breathing deeply, meditating, seeking cultural advice from elders)[PS]

OPHEA Lesson Plans

Lesson plans can only be accessed with and active OPHEA account.
(Home> Lesson Plans> H&PE Curriculum Resources> Grade 5> Understanding Puberty: A Time of Change)

  • 4 EMOTIONAL AND INTERPERSONAL STRESSES
  • 5 MANAGING STRESS ROLE-PLAY

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:

“Can You Feel It?”:  Designed by youth for youth, “Can You Feel It?” helps students build the necessary life skills to manage and cope with the stress in their everyday lives.  This resource addresses such topics as: What is stress? How do we recognize it? and How do we cope with it? Healthy Schools public health nurses can work with schools to incorporate “Can You Feel It?” as part of a comprehensive approach to building resiliency and positive mental health.

The Gilbert Centre (formerly AIDS Committee of Simcoe County) provides social and support services to empower, promote health, and celebrate the lives of people living with and affected by HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI) and the individuals and families from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) communities of Simcoe Muskoka. LGBTQ Terminology.

Leeds Grenville and Lanark Health Unit’s website provides resources specific to teaching the Grade 5 Ontario Curriculum

Alberta Health:

Teaching sexual health Lesson plan to address changes during puberty.

The Always Changing – Grades 5 & 6 program is a school-based resource designed to help ease the transition between childhood and adolescence for boys and girls in grades 5 and 6.

Elementary Healthy Sexuality Educator Resource

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