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We are now working in the unit that covers sexual health. In grade 8 the general topics that we will be covering include: attitudes, self-concept, sexual orientation, gender stereotypes, risks associated with being sexually active and how our attitudes and choices about health change as we age. Will be discussing some types of contraceptives in relation to the topic of risks related to being sexually active, including STIs and unwanted pregnancy. As part of these discussions we will be talking about different types of sexually activity and the risks associated with each with reference to STIs and pregnancy.
However, more in-depth discussions about types of contraceptives and sexual anatomy are covered in the Grade 9 Healthy Active Living Curriculum.
In addition, to our discussions/classwork students are encouraged to talk to our guidance counsellor, Ms. Stringer, or Ms. Fryer the school's public health consultant.
The basis of Grade 8 HAL (Healthy Active Living) continues with material covered in Grade 7 HAL expanding on the topics and goes into greater depth. The three main areas of study (General Curriculum Outcomes, GCOs) are:
Ø Healthy Relationships
Ø Healthy Self
Ø Healthy Communities
Please Note: If an assignment date is posted in advance students do not need to begin working on an assignment until the actual assignment date as class time is always given for assignments. Thank you.
|Expectations for all Journals|
|Journal 3: "Dealing with Grief"||Assigned:|
|Skeletal System Questions||Assigned:|
|Health Care Product Ad/Poster Rubric||Assigned:|
|Students have started the assignment in class and have had their rough drafts approved. 1 period was given for the final draft, the rest is to be completed for homework. Students are required to attach their rubric to their work and they must complete a self-evaluation on the rubric.|
|Journal 5: Alcohol & Teenagers: You be the parent activity|
|Sobering Reflection Questions|
|Note: Need to borrow text or copy of article on paper.|
Alcohol Information Packet
Dating Response Questions
Note: Reading is available by request from Mr. White. Students had in class time to complete this assignment.
|Decision Making Practice Sheet (#11, #12 and
Pick 1 of the others to do)
Decision Making 6 Step Process (Read)
Note: Use the format developed in class.
|Note: This assignment must be picked up because some of the information was hand written on the sheet.|
|HIV/AIDS Information Package|
|HIV/AIDS Response Questions|
|Journal #6 Teenage Pregnancy|