Grades 9-10 | Ophea Teaching Tools

    Grades 9-10

    What I Really Want to Know

    Use a Word Wall to help students generate questions of curiosity about healthy living concepts such as mental health, bullying and harassment, stereotypes, STIs, sexual health and/ or heatlhy relationships.

    Life in Images

    Use images to help students consolidate their learning about the healthy living concepts explored such as healthy relationships, stereotypes, peer pressure, online communication, personal limits, social influences on substance use, and create a performance to share their learning with others.

    What Would I Do?

    Use youth appropriate scenarios for students to explore how to respond to different situations they may face related to online bullying or harassment, peer pressure to take risks or use substances, setting their personal limits, dealing with a stressful situation, or to practice problem solving, decision making, and communication skills in a safe space during a unit of learning.

    What I Really Want to Tell You

    Provide images or quotations for students to use to practice their communication skills to resist social influences or peer pressure, respond to challenges, deal with conflicts, and/ or develop and sustain healthy relationships during or at the end of a unit of learning.

    Inspired to Use My Voice

    Use popular Media to support students in making connections between ideas and messages presented in media related to sexuality and how these messages may influence their personal lives, and to express their understanding through an original artistic performance.

    No Thank You Awards

    Use an award ceremony format to support students in analyzing the influence of media on perpetuating negative images and messages and in becoming advocates for change to promote healthy relationship behaviours and attitudes.

    I Stand For That

    Explore incidences of harassment, gender based violence and stereotypes common in society and social media to support students in understanding their impact and being advocates for the reduction/elimination of bullying, gender based violence and stereotypes.

    I Didn’t Quite See It that Way Before

    Use improvisation to support students in understanding diverse perspectives related to mental health, stigmas, addictions, bullying, sexual harassment, sexual limits and relationships and reflecting on their own behaviours and actions at the beginning of a unit of learning.

    Food for Thought

    Use popular media to support students in making connections between ideas and messages presented in the media related to healthy eating choices and their personal lives, and to express their understanding of the influence of media on their choices through an original artistic performance.

    Eating Well for My Success

    Use images or quotations to support students understanding of the various influences that impact their food and beverage choices and to express their understanding and ability to communicate through an original artistic performance.

    Finding A Balance

    Use a Graffiti activity to help students to consolidate their knowledge and connections to the development of holistic health/well-being by identifying and discussing the most relevant, authentic, and age-appropriate issues, and then sharing their learning through a performance.