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Grade 6

Curriculum Connection

H&PE C1.3 identify factors that affect the development of a person’s self-concept (e.g., environment, evaluations by others who are important to them, stereotypes, awareness of strengths and needs, social competencies, cultural and gender identity, support, body image, mental health and emotional well-being, physical abilities) [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.

OPHEA Lesson Plans

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

(Home> Lesson Plans> H&PE Curriculum Resources> Grade 6> Making Healthy Choices in Relationships)

  • 1 WHO AM I?,
  • 2 STEREOTYPE EFFECTS,
  • 3 BUILDING CONFIDENCE

H&PE C2.5 describe how they can build confidence and lay a foundation for healthy relationships by acquiring a clearer understanding of the physical, social, and emotional changes that occur during adolescence (e.g., physical: voice changes, skin changes, body growth; social: changing social relationships, increasing influence of peers; emotional: increased intensity of feelings, new interest in relationships with boys or girls, confusion and questions about changes) [PS]

OPHEA Lesson Plans

Lesson plans can only be accessed with an active OPHEA account.  
(Home> Lesson Plans> H&PE Curriculum Resources> Grade 6> Making Healthy Choices in Relationships)

  • 3 BUILDING CONFIDENCE,
  • 4 HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
  • 5 STRESS AND PRESSURES IN RELATIONSHIPS

H&PE C2.6 make informed decisions that demonstrate respect for themselves and others and help to build healthier relationships, using a variety of living skills (e.g., personal and interpersonal skills; critical and creative thinking skills; skills based on First Nation, Métis, and Inuit cultural teach­ings, such as medicine wheel teachings connected to the four colour or seven grandfather teachings, or other cultural teachings) [IS, CT]

OPHEA Lesson Plans

Lesson plans can only be accessed with an active OPHEA account.  
(Home> Lesson Plans> H&PE Curriculum Resources> Grade 6> Making Healthy Choices in Relationships)

  • 4 HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
  • 5 STRESS AND PRESSURES IN RELATIONSHIPS

H&PE C3.3 assess the effects of stereotypes, including homophobia and assumptions regarding gender roles and expectations, sexual orientation, gender expression, race, ethnicity or culture, men­tal health, and abilities, on an individual’s self-concept, social inclusion, and relationships with others, and propose appropriate ways of responding to and changing assumptions and stereotypes [PS, CT]

OPHEA Lesson Plans

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

(Home> Lesson Plans> H&PE Curriculum Resources> Grade 6> Making Healthy Choices in Relationships)

  • 2 STEREOTYPES EFFECTS

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:

Youthline resource about how schools can be inclusive and make trans students feel safe.

The following articles assist educators with speaking to students on topics related to gender roles and identity

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Relationship Quiz: Assists in assessing the state of personal relationships and identifying when and where to seek help.

 Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit teaching resources specific to the grade 6 Curriculum.

Canadian Women’s Health Network article: Body Image and the Media

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.

SexandU; The Idealized Male Body: The Effect of Media Images on Men and Boys

 

Elementary Healthy Sexuality Educator Resource

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