This is the 6th unit for Grade 6 Health Education based on the Saskatchewan curriculum. It is not intended to be the ultimate in lesson planning for Health classes. Although it can be used as is, the intention is to help teachers to have a jumping off point from which they can extend the lesson plans presented to meet the needs of their students. This product contains lessons as well as posters, and student sheets for the activities.
The outcomes and indicators covered in this unit are:
Develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and personal standards necessary for establishing and supporting safe practices and environments related to various community activities.
Examine safety risks for common/local adolescent activities (e.g., based on needs and interests of community).
Reflect on and communicate personal and family attitudes towards safety.
Represent a personalized, thoughtful, and coherent understanding of the importance of a healthy attitude toward personal safety.
Investigate and analyze the intent of the rules, regulations, and laws related to safety practices for common and local adolescent activities.
Evaluate the rights and responsibilities associated with rules, regulations, and laws related to a variety of safety practices to create healthy and safe community environments (e.g., tobacco legislation, personal protective equipment).
Examine the possible physical, social, and emotional consequences of not understanding and/or not following safety rules, regulations, and laws.
Determine when safety and personal standards about individual responsibility for safety and accident prevention may be challenged.
Affirm personal standards with respect to individual rights and responsibilities for creating and supporting safe environments.
Defend the statement “community safety is everyone’s responsibility”.