This Grade 4 Health teaching resource offers an in-depth coverage of all the indicators for the outcome USC4.2:iIllustrate how both traditional healing (including First Nations and Metis practices) and current Western medical advances have influenced the prevention and/or management of past and present health challenges/illness (HIV/Aids, Hepatitis C, diabetes) .
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 advances that combine past and current medical practices.
Lessons are presented in the order of the indicators:
a. Investigate and distinguish points of view expressed about health opportunities and challenges, both past and present (management of illness/disease, tobacco legislation, obesity)
b. Categorize and compare a variety of health challenges as short-term or long-term (depression) and as serious or not serious (HIV/AIDS)
c. Explain how the mind, body and spirit may be affected by health challenges (irritability, fatigue, motivation, depression)
d. Examine historical (including First Nations and Metis healing practices), contemporary (including technologies) and complementary practices (inclusion of healing circles and sweat lodges, along with counselling in the treatment of mental illness) for preventing/managing health challenges (including mental health /illness, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, diabetes)
e. Examine basic costs to society when threats to health (mind, body and spirit) are not prevented/managed
f. Investigate the changes in practices (use of new plants in medications to replace those no longer available, use of technology) to prevent or manage health challenges
g. Examine strategies to reduce the prevalence and the impact of potential current health challenges (immunity to antibiotics, pandemics, obesity, HIV/Aids)
About this unit:
You should read a picture book to introduce every lesson in this unit. The book should be connected in some way with the concept of the lesson. There is a list of suggestions included.
Other titles available for Saskatchewan Grade 4 Health are:
Grade 4 Health I Can Statements
Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
Personal Responsibility for Safety
One's Sense of Identity
Healthy Stress Management
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