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Health guidelines: Are they helpful?

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 3 months ago
Description
We live in a world of ‘mixed signals’ about how t…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 3 months ago
Description
We live in a world of ‘mixed signals’ about how to stay healthy and enjoy life and the risks and rewards of substance use. It can be hard to decide which suggestions are right. Health related guidelines and recommendations have been developed by scientists and health researchers to help Canadians make decisions that promote health. But these guidelines often fail to acknowledge their own limitations or to place their recommendations within the context of broader social and political factors. This lesson introduces some of these guidelines and recommendations that can provide a springboard for critically reviewing particular behaviours (eating, physical activity, substance use) and exploring how such guidelines might be useful in making decisions about health and well-being. Rather than trying to “sell” students on a specific behaviour or belief, the learning activities should help students build the skills to explore and seek to understand and manage their own health.
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
iMinds
drug education
drug literacy
cannabis use
health guidelines
physical health education
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Physical and Health Education 9 Big idea: Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being Competencies: Participate daily in physical activity designed to enhance and maintain health components of fitness Describe how students’ participation in physical activities at school, at home, and in the community can influence their health and fitness Propose healthy choices that support lifelong health and well-being Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Propose strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships Create strategies for promoting the health and well-being of the school and community Analyze strategies for promoting mental well- being, for self and others Assess and evaluate strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others Explore and describe factors that shape personal identities, including social and cultural factors Physical and Health Education 10 Big ideas: Understanding our strengths, weaknesses, and personal preferences helps us plan and achieve our goals Healthy choices influence, and are influenced by, our physical, emotional, and mental well- being Understanding the factors that influence our health empowers us to take action to improve it Competencies: Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Analyze how health-related decisions support the achievement of personal healthy-living goals Analyze the potential effects of social influences on health Evaluate and explain strategies for promoting mental well-being Explore factors contributing to substance use Explore and describe factors that shape personal identities, including social and cultural factors Describe the relationships between physical activities, mental well-being and overall health Physical and Health Education 9/10 Career-Life Education / Career-Life Connections Big idea: Finding balance between personal and work life promotes well-being Competencies: Identify career-life challenges and opportunities, and generate and apply strategies Practise effective strategies for healthy school/ work/life balance Career-Life Connections Big idea: A sense of purpose and career-life balance support well-being Competencies: Recognize personal worldviews and perspectives, and consider their influence on values, actions, and preferred futures Explore and evaluate personal strategies, including social, physical, and financial, to maintain well-being Identify and apply preferred approaches to learning for ongoing career-life development and self-advocacy Engage in, reflect on, and evaluate career-life exploration
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018