Outcome Chart – New Brunswick – Personal Wellness 6-8

Grade 6

Overall Expectations:

GCO 1 Students will make responsible and informed decisions to promote and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Specific Expectations:

SCO 6.1.1 Students will examine personal health habits and their impact on wellness.

Concepts and Content:

Healthy Eating

  • Food marketing
  • Food security
  • Healthy drink choices

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Physical Well-being

  • Domains of wellness (e.g., emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, environmental, occupational)
  • Sleep habits (e.g., routines and barriers)

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SCO 6.1.2 Students will describe how their decision-making impacts health and personal safety

  • Promote personal safety (e.g., physical, emotional, online)

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SCO 6.1.4 Students will describe factors that may influence substance abuse

  • Influences (e.g., peers, social media, cultural norms, traditions, addiction, use and misuse of substances)

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SCO 6.1.5 Students will explain how media and technology influence their health and well-being

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Digital Citizenship

  • Fact versus opinion in online sources
  • Digital tools (e.g., knowing when to use them)
  • Search strategies for gathering reliable information (e.g., search content, is the first link the best, Wikipedia, validating information)
  • Rights and Responsibilities (e.g., how you present yourself online/offline)
  • Protecting yourself/everyone online and in the real world (e.g., personal information, secrets)
  • Rights to privacy and respecting privacy (e.g., setting personal online boundaries, decision making about sharing images)
  • Dealing with suspicious or uncomfortable content (e.g., violation of rights, risks and responsibilities of interacting with unknown people online – strangers are not your friends)
  • Define luring (e.g., reporting online, talk to an adult when you need support)
  • Similarities and differences between “in real life” and “digital life” personas and behaviours (e.g., content you are posting, personal information, pros and cons)

Health and Well-being

  • Screen time (e.g., shut off your device)
  • Personal safety behaviours for using a digital device (e.g., do not text and drive, limited access, protecting your device, accounts, passwords)

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Overall Expectations:

GCO 3 Students will apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to establish and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships

Specific Expectations:

SCO 6.3.2 Students will identify differences between conflict and bullying

  • Types (e.g., verbal, physical, cyber, social such as identity- based bullying - gender)

SCO 6.3.3 Students will identify ways to promote anti-discrimination

Gender and Sexual Diversity

  • Gender is a complex concept consisting of three parts (gender biology, gender expression and gender identity)
  • Gender biology (e.g., sex assigned at birth)
  • Gender identity (e.g., how we feel inside, cisgender, transgender, non-binary, two-spirit, emerging identities)
  • Gender expression (e.g., how we dress and act, social perceptions)
  • Sexual orientation is not the same as gender. It is about who you are attracted to romantically (e.g., lesbian, gay, queer, bisexual, two spirit, asexual, pansexual, heterosexual (straight), emerging orientations)

Define

  • Bias, discrimination, and stereotypes
  • Inclusive and affirming language (e.g., use of desired pronouns)

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Overall Expectations:

GCO 2 Students will apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to develop positive mental health.

Specific Expectations:

SCO 6.4.3 Students will identify how the media influences individual beliefs about body image

  • Norms, values, misconceptions and stereotypes (e.g., related to body image, editing of photos, expression, groups of people)
  • Gender Roles (e.g., how people are expected to act, speak, dress, groom, and behave based on their assigned sex)
  • Body Positivity (i.e., challenges how society views the body, promotes acceptance of all bodies and health at any size, promotes building self-confidence and acceptance of their own body - focuses on how wonderful and helpful our bodies really are, considers how differences are beautiful, addresses unrealistic body standards and the media’s influence on body image.)

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Grade 7

Overall Expectations:

GCO 1 Students will make responsible and informed decisions to promote and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Specific Expectations:

SCO 7.1.1 Students will describe the impact of health habits on self and community

  • Healthy Eating: Food labels (e.g., mindful healthy eating)

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SCO 7.1.2 Students will analyze how their decision-making impacts health and personal safety

  • Influences on Decision-Making (e.g., friends, family, culture - your world view, gender-roles, stereotypes, peers, media)

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SCO 7.1.4 Students will examine the impacts of substance use on health and well-being

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SCO 7.1.5 Students will analyze how media and technology influence their health and well-being

Digital Citizenship/Fluency

  • Positive consequences of social media (e.g., getting facts, connection)
  • Negative consequences of social media (e.g., damaged reputation, slander, bullying, social and emotional harm, misinformation)
  • Online identity (e.g., may be different than in person, this can be positive if the person is more comfortable expressing themselves, it could be negative if the person is not responsible online)
  • Advertising and media (e.g., critical thinking about the intent of the advertisement - question what is the ad trying to convince me to do, is the ad appropriate, is the ad a scam)

Rights and Responsibilities (e.g., confidentiality, privacy boundaries)

  • Posting facts versus opinion
  • Disagreeing with another’s opinions
  • Affirmative action online

Health and Well-being

  • Appropriate behaviour on social media (e.g., pressure from peers, empathy and ethics for how you treat people, sexually explicit media, mocking a person, non-consensual sharing of images)
  • Positive use (e.g., inspiration vs. comparison, media literacy, positive media diet – glossary term)
  • Phishing (e.g., is the source responsible)
  • Responsible use (e.g., time management, empathy and ethics for how you treat people, overuse, attachment to your device)
  • Impact of overuse (e.g., time management, getting enough sleep, spending time with family and friends, taking time to take part in health-related activities, physical posture)
  • Personal safety strategies (e.g., protecting your information, keeping yourself safe and protecting another’s safety by reporting online or talking to an adult when you need support)

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Overall Expectations:

GCO 3 Students will apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to establish and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships

Specific Expectations:

SCO 7.3.1 Students will find strategies to build and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships

Setting Personal Boundaries (e.g., physical, emotional, online, dating, benefits of boundaries)

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SCO 7.3.2 Students will develop skills for responding to conflict, bullying and violence

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SCO 7.3.3 Students will examine ways to promote anti-discrimination

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Overall Expectations:

GCO 4 Students will develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to make healthy decisions related to sexuality

Specific Expectations:

SCO 7.4.1 Students will examine social, emotional, and cognitive changes associated with adolescence

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SCO 7.4.3 Students will discuss how the media presents unrealistic messages about sexuality and relationships that can influence body image and self-worth

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Grade 8

Overall Expectations:

GCO 1 Students will make responsible and informed decisions to promote and maintain a healthy lifestyle

Specific Expectations:

SCO 8.1.2 Students will evaluate how their decision-making impacts health and personal safety

Health Information
Credibility of Sources (e.g., current, evidence-based, accurate, expert informed)

Influences (e.g., peers, friends, family, culture, gender-role, emotions, media, drugs and alcohol)

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SCO 8.1.5 Students will evaluate how media and technology influence the health and well-being of self and community

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Overall Expectations:

GCO 3 Students will apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to establish and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships

Specific Expectations:

SCO 8.3.1 Students will select strategies for building and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships (media influences)

SCO 8.3.2 Students will analyze factors and influences that contribute to a safe society

SCO 8.3.3 Students will develop ways to promote anti-discrimination

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Overall Expectations:

GCO 4 Students will develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to make healthy decisions related to sexuality

Specific Expectations:

SCO 8.4.3 Students will analyze how the media presents unrealistic messages about sexuality and relationships that can influence body image and self-worth

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