This Grade 5 Health teaching resource offers an in-depth coverage of all the indicators for the outcome USC5.5: Analyze the impact of violence and the cycle of abuse on the holistic well-being of self, family and community
Although it has been written to meet the outcome and indicators for the Saskatchewan Health curriculum, it will meet the needs of educators teaching students about the impact that violence and abuse has on human lives.
Lessons are presented in the order of the indicators:
a. Review qualities of healthy relationships (respect, honesty, reliability)
b. Determine that abuse is used to gain or maintain power and control over another person(s)
c. Investigate the different types of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, mental, spiritual, economic)
d. Ask questions and seek answers for deeper understanding:
what do the experts believe about violence being inherited or learned?
How is the cycle of abuse stopped?
Why is abuse more common in some communities that in others?
- How are family/community norms about violence/abuse established and challenged?
e. Recognize the warning signs of unhealthy/abusive relationships (name calling, blaming, swearing, acting jealous/possessive, destroying possessions, lying, humiliating)
f. Determine that a victim of abuse is never responsible/to blame for violent and abusive behaviours of others
g. Examine and begin to question school and community norms regarding violence and abuse
h. Analyze threats to personal safety at school. Home or in the community and know sources of support or help
i. Explain how to access local violence and abuse prevention services and supports
j. Discuss possible challenges and solutions to accessing local supports and services
k. Examine the possible short- and long-term consequences (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) of violence and/or abuse on self and others
Other units available for Saskatchewan Grade 5 Health are:
I Can Statement Posters for Grade 5 Health
Personal Eating Practices
Changes in Puberty
Infectious and Non-Infectious Illness/Diseases
Understanding Peer Pressure
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