ERIC Number: ED360600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Violence Prevention in Daily Life and in Relationships. Health, Grades 5 to 8. Curriculum Support Series.
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
In 1991, the Domestic Violence Review, commissioned by Manitoba Justice, recommended that schools in Manitoba integrate a component on domestic violence into the curriculum. This document presents a teaching support for Health Curriculum in Middle Years (Grades 5-8) designed to prevent violence in daily life and in relationships. The unit is intended to promote an awareness and understanding of the nature and causes of conflict and violence; develop greater sensitivity to issues of conflict, abuse, and violence in daily life and personal relationships; promote understanding of the effects of violence upon individuals; develop personal values and attitudes toward coercion and violence; develop skills for the positive handling of conflict and anger to ensure healthy personal relationships and personal safety; recognize warning signs exhibited by those who are prone to violence; and understand that violence and aggressive behavior can be dangerous. The unit consists of 13 lesson plans. Lesson 1 introduces the unit, lesson 2 focuses on the meaning of violence, and lesson 3 teaches how to recognize abusive behavior. Lesson 4 discusses how violence affects people. Lessons 5 through 8 deal with facts, fallacies, and opinions; stereotypes; social attitudes; and debate. Lessons 9 and 10 focus on anger expression. Lesson 11 emphasizes healthy relationships, lesson 12 considers planning for protection, and lesson 13 looks at lifestyle. Twenty-two appendixes provide student learning activities, information sheets for students (including legal definitions and concepts), and tips and information for teachers. Contains 27 references for student readers and 11 teacher resources. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
Identifiers - Location: Canada