This iMinds 6-lesson module (including teachers guide and black-line masters) helps students develop their critical thinking skills while learning about and performing formal debates on the use of alcohol and other drugs. Also available in French.
First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors. • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place). Big Ideas • People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives (English Language Arts 10) • The exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others, and the world (English Language Arts 10) • Language shapes ideas and influences others (English Language Arts 10 – Spoken Language) • Voice is powerful and evocative (English Language Arts 10 – Spoken Language) • Understanding the factors that influence our health empowers us to take action to improve it (Physical and Health Education 10) • The development of political institutions is influenced by economic, social, ideological, and geographic factors (Social Studies 10) Curricular Competencies English Language Arts • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts • Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking (Grade Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world • Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understanding and extend thinking • Access information for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate its relevance, accuracy, and reliability • Apply appropriate strategies in a variety of contexts to comprehend written, oral, visual, and multimodal texts; guide inquiry; and extend thinking • Synthesize ideas from a variety of texts/sources • Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understanding and extend thinking • Demonstrate speaking and listening skills in a variety of formal and informal contexts for a range of purposes • Select and apply an appropriate spoken language format for an intended purpose Physical and Health Education 10 • Critically analyze and explain health messages and investigate their potential influences on health and well-being • Develop skills for maintaining healthy relationships and responding to interpersonal conflict, including communication skills, negotiation strategies, and conflict resolution techniques • Critically analyze the impacts of technology and other factors on individual and community health Social Studies 10 • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions • Assess the significance of people, places, events, or developments, and compare varying perspectives on their significance at particular times and places, and from group to group (significance) • Assess the justification for competing accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources, and adequacy of evidence (evidence) • Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups during this period (continuity and change) • Assess how prevailing conditions and the actions of individuals or groups influence events, decisions, or developments (cause and consequence)
Project with multiple classes (discretion of teacher)
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