This unit is based on the outcomes for the Saskatchewan Health Curriculum, but will meet the outcome needs of Grade 2 Health dealing with diversity in the classroom and the community in terms of ability, preferences, feelings, physical attributes, culture, traditions, religions and more. There are six lesson plans that include children's literature suggestions and activity suggestions for students. There is also a checklist of I Can Statements for this unit.
Examine how communities benefit from the diversity of their individual community members
a. Investigate what it means to be special and unique (families, interests, talents, culture, gifts, faith, feelings, desires, learning styles, confidences, appearances)
b. Develop an awareness of “community” as a group of people who interact, work, and play together; face challenges and solve problems together; and help each other
c. Develop awareness of differences in routines, practices, and/or preferences, including those related to traditions, dress and play
d. Understand and respect individual preferences, including those related to traditions, dress and play
e. Understand that difference does not mean “better” or “worse”
f. Explore personal understanding of “self” as an individual with particular physical and inherited attributes (age, sex, gender, culture/ethnicity, abilities)
g. Discuss that people do not choose the attributes of identity, but rather are born with them (skin colour, sex) born into them (culture, ethnic group) or acquire them (learning a gender role)
h. Participate in experiences where being treated as a unique and valued member of the class with particular abilities and personal qualities are recognized and appreciated
i. Propose what the local community would be like if everyone was the same
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Other Grade 2 Health Resources
Unit 1: Influences on Thoughts, Feelings and Actions
Healthy Snacks and Personal Health
Illness and Disease
Risks and Staying Safe
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