This Grade 5 Health teaching resource offers an in-depth coverage of all the indicators for the outcome USC5.2: Understand the responsibilities associated with the physical, social, spiritual and emotional changes of puberty.
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 changes they will experience as they go through puberty.
Lessons are presented in the order of the indicators:
a. Identify local, provincial and national sources of information about puberty
b. Discuss criteria that can be used to decide if a source is reliable
c. Identify and use correct and respective language and terminology, in relation to sexual anatomy and gender identity as it relates to changes of puberty
d. Determine the puberty is a natural process that often occurs at different rates
e. Describe physical changes, both primary (reproductive organs and systems) and secondary (growth of body hair, changes in body shape) that occur during puberty
Explain the process of menstruation and spermatogenesis
Examine social, emotional, and spiritual changes that occur during puberty (sexual attractions, insecurities, moodiness, form own ideas, morals and values; rely on parents/caregivers for knowledge about life and about deep questions like “Why am I here?”, “Who am I?”, “What is the meaning of life?”)
h. Examine strategies for managing the social, emotional, physical and spiritual changes associated with puberty (asking questions, engaging in physical activity, having sexual attraction to others)
i. Describe personal responsibilities and determine the increasing importance of balanced health practices (bathe frequently, use deodorant and other sanitary products, respect personal spaces, keep personal matters appropriately private, respect differences) associated with physical, social, spiritual and emotional changes during puberty (body odour, menstruation, erections, emissions, peer pressure, social etiquette, insecurity, cultural roles and responsibilities)
j. Discuss with a significant and trusted adult the expected changes (physical, social, spiritual and emotional) of and responsibilities associated with puberty (rites of passage, special teachings about roles of women in some First Nations and Metis cultures)
About this unit:
It is very easy to extend your Math and Language Arts classes when you integrate the Health outcomes. One way of accomplishing this is to set up a Health center in the classroom. Students will work on the activities and projects in this center while other students in the class work with you or on other activities that are part of the Math or Language Arts curriculum.
Other units available for Saskatchewan Grade 5 Health are:
I Can Statement Posters for Grade 5 Health
Personal Eating Practices
Infectious and Non-Infectious Illness/Diseases
Personal Identity and Personal Well-Being
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