Grade 8 Religion & Health Course Outline September 2013

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.
Sequence of Units. Please note that topics from the health program are typed in italics
Making time: dealing with Life’s Demands; Turning Dreams in to Plans; Finding Balance; Planning
for Success
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
We believe in the holy Church: What is Holiness; being Holy; Sacraments
We believe in one catholic and apostolic Church: Aspects of “Church”; the creed; called to Love
We believe in the communion of saints: death and meaning; the lives of the saints
We believe in…the forgiveness of sins: The 10 Commandments; ethics and morals; repentance and
Strength of Character: Being Resilient; Taking Risks; Living Ethically
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
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
My Working Life: The World of Work; Becoming Career Aware; Planning My Career, Becoming
and Entrepreneur
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.
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
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
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:
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:
(includes minor assignments and activities such as locker/binder show and tell, etc)
(includes larger projects, accumulated journal entries, involvement in classroom discussion)
Final Exam/Project
Expectations for Conduct – Please see Boutet’s Class Rulz (incl)
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.
Contact me: Joanne Boutet at the school 780 624 5656 or via email
Please read and respond to the attached information about the Sexual Health portion of this course.