This unit for Grade 7 Health Education is 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. Each lesson can be used on its own.
The outcomes and indicators covered in this unit are:
Demonstrate a personalized and coherent understanding of the importance of nurturing harmony in relationships (with self, others, and the environment), and apply effective strategies to re/establish harmony when conflict arises.
a. Express insights into what makes a relationship harmonious.
b. Locate sources and evaluate information, according to specific criteria, about relationships and conflict.
c. Create an informed personal definition of conflict.
d. Analyze potential sources of conflict.
e. Examine how disagreements are not the same as conflicts.
f. Conclude that a certain degree of disagreement in relationships is normal.
g. Propose why some disagreements lead to conflict and some do not.
h. Examine feelings associated with conflict.
i. Analyze personal strategies for dealing with conflict (e.g., reduce/avoid barriers to communicating clearly and constructively).
j. Analyze the connections between self-esteem and personal conflict management strategies.
k. Assess the impact of conflict on the health (i.e., physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) of self and others.
l. Reduce/avoid barriers to communicating clearly and constructively.
m. Examine the causes and effects of abuse in relationships and develop personal commitment to non-violent and helpful behaviours.
n. Demonstrate and adapt strategies of conflict management in a range of contexts.
o. Examine what is meant by negotiation, mediation, anger management, compromise, consensus building, and other means of resolving/managing conflict.
p. Demonstrate the basics of two or three strategies for re-establishing harmony and for resolving/managing conflict.