Health Education Overview

In the Northwest Territories Health Education, media literacy outcomes for are included under the broader categories of Mental and Emotional Well Being; Nutrition; Safety; Responsibilty; Family Life; and Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Click on a grade level under Health Education for a list of media-related outcomes and links to supporting resources from the MediaSmarts site. (Note: as many of our lessons can be adapted to suit different grade levels, specific lessons may be listed for more than one grade. Teachers should also note that individual lessons often satisfy a number of learning outcomes.)

The Northwest Territories has developed a Tobacco Education Program that teachers can integrate into their Health curriculum in Grades 3 to 9. The program makes grade specific correlations to tobacco education and includes lessons and resources for teachers to use in the classroom. MediaSmarts has an extensive collection of tobacco related lessons and resources that complement the Tobacco Education Program. Teachers can access these resources in the lesson library by searching by either subject (tobacco) or grade.