This is the first 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.
The outcomes and indicators covered in this unit are:
Outcome USC6.1: Analyze the factors that influence the development of personal standards and identity, and determine the impact on healthy decision-making (including cultural norms, societal norms, family values, peer pressure, mass media, traditional knowledge, white privilege, legacy of colonization, and heterosexual privilege)
a. Describe values one appreciates in self and in others and explain why
b. Propose why people behave the way they do (personal beliefs, societal norms)
c. Identify sources of, and evaluate information about, personal beliefs and values
d. Communicate an informed personal definition of personal standards (core personal values that are reflected in how you treat yourself, how you treat others, what and how you speak, your behaviours
e. Uncover personal standards by exploring such questions as:
What are the standards that I will expect myself to live by at all times?
What are my standards for dealing with challenges/problems?
What are the boundaries for the attitudes and actions that I will accept for myself and my peers, my family, and my community?
What standards are part of my cultural heritage?
f. Consider how and why personal values may change (norms, values/priorities, relationships, critical events)
g. Investigate (including through drama, dance, music, and/or visual art) the factors that have the most influence on personal standards
h. Describe healthy attitudes and behaviours that affirm personal standards
i. Define identity as being related to who we feel we area and how we define ourselves
j. Examine the connections between personal standards and developing identity
k. Explore when personal standards may be reinforced or challenged
l. Analyze events or factors that cause people to make decisions that reflect or conflict with their personal standards
m. Discuss factors that affect the identities of people as a result of colonization
n. Determine how decision-making is influenced by personal standards
Other products for teaching Grade 6 Health in which you may be interested:
Grade 6 Health Outcome Indicators Checklist
Grade 6 Health - Personal Learning Journal
Grade 6 Health I Can Statements List
Unit 2 Healthy Relationships
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