This resource is aligned with the outcome indicators for Saskatchewan Grade 8 Health. There are lesson plans and activities which the teacher can adapt or use as ideas for further study. I have included my own notes on what worked well for me, keeping in mind that this might not work for all classes.
Thank you for purchasing this resource for Grade 8 Health. The lesson plans and activities are aligned with the Saskatchewan Health Education curriculum standards.
This is not a prescriptive resource. Although you can use it as is, especially if it is your first time teaching this program, it is intended mainly to use as a resource from which you can pull lesson ideas and activities to use as you wish. Each class is different and therefore what works well with one group of students will not work well with others.
I strive to make sure that my resources meet the needs of teachers. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Outcomes and Indicators covered in this unit are:
Outcome USC8.2: Analyze how personal prejudices/biases and habits of mind shape assumptions about family identities, structures, roles and responsibilities
a. Describe a variety of family structures (nuclear, mixed, foster, same-sex, single parent, extended)
b. Examine family member roles and how they are established
c. Analyze gender roles that exist in many families
d. Examine the family responsibilities associated with family roles
e. Explore the expectations that parents/caregivers and children/youth have of one another
f. Analyze personal beliefs about family structures, roles and responsibilities
g. Examine prejudices that exist in the community
h. Investigate how the differences that exist in families are respected and protected in Canadian rights legislation
i. Examine how prejudices/biases are learned behaviours
j. Recognize, name and challenge instances of inequality, bias, tolerance, and discrimination related to family identities, structures, roles and responsibilities
k. Reflect on personal prejudices and their influences on assumptions about families
l. Analyze how stereotyping and social constructions (gender, poor bashing, white privilege) affect the well-being of self, family and community
m. Question examples of injustice towards families in own communities
Other Grade 8 Health resources available:
Grade 8 Health Unit 1
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