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FAQ

School Teaching, Grades 5 to 8

Public Health Nurses offer assistance to teachers in meeting the Growth and Development Expectations in the Ontario Ministry of Education, Health and Physical Education Curriculum.

Expectations for Grades 5 & 6 include describing the secondary physical changes at puberty (growth of body hair, changes in body shape), the processes of menstruation and spermatogenesis, hygiene, and how the major parts of the reproductive system and their functions relate to puberty.

Expectations for Grades 7 & 8 include familiarity with such concepts as abstinence, reproductive systems as they relate to fertilization, sources of support as related to healthy sexuality issues, transmission, symptoms and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) and methods to prevent pregnancy.

For more information or to contact the individual Public Health Nurse assigned to your school please call 1-800-660-5853.

Resources for Teachers:

 

Links:

 

Ordering Pamphlets

If you are interested in ordering any of our pamphlets listed below please email:

Pamphlet List for Grades 5 & 6

  • Your Child is Definitely getting a Sex Education
  • Cyber Safety
  • Sharing Our Community Resources: A Parent’s Guide (Indicate for Lanark or Leeds & Grenville County)

 

Pamphlet List for Grades 7 & 8

  • Sexualityandu.ca – Your Link to Sexual Well Being
  • Are You Right For Each Other?
  • What You Need to Know About STI’s
  • Sex + HIV
  • Is Oral Sex Safe?
  • Choosing a Contraceptive that’s Right for you
  • Just had Sex? Scared of Pregnancy?
  • Health Unit handout on New Client Information
  • Parenting Teenagers- Building Skills
  • Sharing Our Community Resources: A Parent’s Guide (Indicate for Lanark or Leeds & Grenville County)

 

How to Evaluate Internet Sites

Source: Bracken Health Sciences Library, Kingston, Canada
(http://library.queensu.ca/inforef/tutorials/qcat/evalint.htm)

Since anyone can publish essentially anything on the Internet it is important to keep in mind that there are some inherent problems with the information found on the Internet. One of the major problems is in assessing the quality and accuracy of Internet resources. Without a requisite publisher, and/or peer review process, it is often difficult to find out the skills or credentials of the author.

For this reason it is prudent to approach the information on the Internet with caution. It is advisable to ascertain several different sources to support the information acquired from the Internet. Common sense evaluation of characteristics such as accuracy, authority, objectivity, currency, and coverage should be considered.

  • Accuracy: (some questions to consider)

    • Do the authors/webmasters introduce themselves and explain their background and the purpose of the site?
    • Do they provide email addresses to contact them?


  • Authority: (some questions to consider)

    • Is this information trustworthy?
    • What or who is the original source?
    • What is their authority on the subject?
    • Is the site mounted by an individual or a group?


  • Objectivity: (some questions to consider)

    • Will anyone make a profit from your use of the site or the information it contains?
    • What are the goals and objectives of the web page?


  • Currency: (some questions to consider)

    • Is there a statement to tell you when the page was last updated?
    • The Internet changes daily. Sites that are in one place one day may be in another the next or may have completely disappeared. For this reason, more reliable sites are updated frequently.


  • Coverage: (some questions to consider)

    • Also take the time to access the quality of the links on the page.
    • Can you verify the information provided with another source?
    • Is additional software required to view the site?
    • Does it cost money to view the information or is it available free of charge?

 

Educational Websites for Grades 5 & 6 Students, Teachers and Parents



Educational Websites for Grades 7 & 8 Students, Teachers and Parents

 

Educational Video for Grades 5 – 8 Teachers

“Teaching Puberty – You Can Do It!” - Video created for teachers by Toronto Public Health to assist with teaching puberty.  For more information or a copy of the DVD please contact Toronto Health Connection at 1-416-338-7600.  Link to online version of video: www.toronto.ca/health/healthyschools/sexual_health.htm




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