Religion & Health Course Outline Grade 8 September 2013 Ms. Joanne Boutet The health curriculum treats physical and social health under the larger themes of Wellness Choices, Relationship Choices and Lifelong Learning. The religion course teaches spiritual/ethical health using part of the Apostle’s Creed as the guiding construct. This year Religion and Health courses are timetabled on alternating days, however, topics from each course often will be merged so that the social, spiritual/ethical, intellectual and the physical aspects may be treated in a single lesson or unit. The sequence below illustrates this combination of units. I Sequence of Units. Please note that topics from the health program are typed in italics 1 Making time: dealing with Life’s Demands; Turning Dreams in to Plans; Finding Balance; Planning for Success 2 We believe in the Holy Spirit: Where is God; Gifts and fruits of the Hold Spirit; Trinity; community My Relationships: the Circle of Relationships; Being your Own Best Friend; Being Friends with other People; Talking and Relating 3 We believe in the holy Church: What is Holiness; being Holy; Sacraments 4 We believe in one catholic and apostolic Church: Aspects of “Church”; the creed; called to Love 5 We believe in the communion of saints: death and meaning; the lives of the saints 6 We believe in…the forgiveness of sins: The 10 Commandments; ethics and morals; repentance and forgiveness Strength of Character: Being Resilient; Taking Risks; Living Ethically 7 We believe in the resurrection of the body: The sacredness of the body; the value of sex; suffering Choose Health: Eating Healthy; Growing up Great; Sexual Health and Development; Choice and consequences Being Real: Developing a Positive Body Image; Being the Real Me Staying Safe: Internet Safety; Sexual Safety; Work Safety; Abuse: Sexual, Alcohol and Drug; Depression 8 We believe in life everlasting: interconnectedness; making Peace; living justly Leading and Following: Fitting in or being Different; Being a Leader; Being a Mentor; Volunteer Power 9 My Working Life: The World of Work; Becoming Career Aware; Planning My Career, Becoming and Entrepreneur 10 Amen: the difference belief makes; The Mass-structures and meaning Ongoing Mindful Living: How our Brains Work; Mindful Awareness; Mindful Perception; Mindful attitude; Mindful action These outcomes are interrelated and interdependent. While a specific topic is covered in depth, overlaps with other topics and themes will occur. II Resources: Student Textbook: Campbell. Health for Life 2: Toronto : Pearson, 2005 Student Textbook: Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. Stand By Me. Toronto: no date given AADAC “Own Your Zone”-Strong, smart and addiction-free Student Activities The Bible Community resources Various related Audiovisual and Auditory materials Several websites regarding nutrition, body image, decision-making and human sexuality and religion and spirituality Hawn Foundation. Mindup; NY: Scholastic: 2011 III Student Supplies: You’ll need a Health Religion binder - 1” should do, lined and a bit of unlined loose-leaf, markers/crayons, glue stick, a good pencil sharpener IV How It’s Marked: In Power School, you will see information that is formative (feedback while learning) and Summative (what counts for marks). The following score codes will be used for FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS: ABS NM B P E Absent when Learning Activity was done in class Not Meeting the assessed outcomes Basic demonstration of knowledge, skills and attitudes Proficient demonstration of knowledge, skills and attitudes Excellent demonstration of knowledge, skills and attitudes The Following weights will be applied to SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS: Tests Quizzes 20% 10% (includes minor assignments and activities such as locker/binder show and tell, etc) Assignments 60% (includes larger projects, accumulated journal entries, involvement in classroom discussion) Final Exam/Project 10% V Expectations for Conduct – Please see Boutet’s Class Rulz (incl) VI Power School: Students and parents please track student achievement through Power School. Also, I send class and course information through the Power School email function. Parents, please ensure that you have logon codes for Power School and that the email address you have registered at the office is correct. If you do not know how to logon to Power School, or have forgotten your user name or PW, please call our office at 780 624 5656. We would be happy to set you up. VII Contact me: Joanne Boutet at the school 780 624 5656 or via email email@example.com VIII Please read and respond to the attached information about the Sexual Health portion of this course.