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FMVL0106 – Family Violence: Child Abuse, Reporting and the Law

(Intended For: Teachers) This document details what educators should do if they suspect child abuse. This includes an outline of what the law says about reporting including the “duty to report”, how educators have traditionally responded, and a disclosure checklist to use should you need to contact child protection. Directions for contacting provincial organizations and accessing local resources are also given.

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FMVL0108 – Family Violence: Actions and Resources

(Intended For: Teachers) This document offers concrete suggestions for actions to be taken by educators, men, and all citizens to prevent family violence. It also lists contact information for organizations, and resources such as books and services available to educators and victims of family violence.

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GNGS0201 – Gangs: Defining Gangs

(Intended For: Secondary Grade Level) This activity directs the student to an understanding of what a gang is by comparing the legal definition of a gang to other definitions. Students synthesize their understanding by coming up with their own definition. This activity is suitable for individuals or small groups, with an opportunity for large group discussion and sharing.

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GNGS0202 – Gangs: Novel Study – Character Profile

(Intended For: Teachers, Secondary Grade Level)
This activity is designed to be used with the novel of your choice (Outsiders, Durango Street, etc.). Students identify the risk factors and protective factors associated with gang involvement while analyzing a character from a book they are reading. (A character from any work of fiction can be used, or even a character from a film.) A page of links for identifying local community resources is also included. This is a useful activity for tying in Health/C.A.L.M. Healthy Choices issues, knowledge of community resources or Language Arts.

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NEWC0101 – Newcomers: Class Activities

(Intended For: Teachers, Secondary Grade Level) This document contains suggestions for a number of class activities based around the topic of newcomers. The objective is for students to learn more about newcomers, including culture and world view, and for newcomer students to become more integrated with their fellow students while upholding the value of their culture of origin. A research activity about what the law says about immigration and youth is also included. The document is mainly intended as a teacher’s guide, but can be distributed to students as a reference for their activities.

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NEWC0102 – Newcomers: Questions and Answers

(Intended For: Secondary Grade Level) This document contains a series of questions and answers aimed at newcomer students. Topics include: culture conflict, parents and stress, parent control and discipline, police and the law, loneliness, succeeding in school, climate and weather, and fears. Students who are not newcomers may find the information useful in helping them understand the lives of their fellow students who are newcomers.

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BLYG0101 – Bullying: Overview

(Document Type: Reference – Intended For: Teachers) The Overview is intended to provide a basic working knowledge of the subject of bullying: defining it, outlining the consequences and affected parties, how it might be prevented, and the legal aspects and implications.

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BLYG0201 – Bullying: Building a Definition

(Lesson – Intended For: Teachers, Secondary Grade Level) This package helps to facilitate a discussion of bullying. Students develop a functional definition, and develop and apply their understanding of bullying through several formative case studies. An additional activity aims to find examples of bullying in literature. Includes student worksheets, teacher’s guide and 2 pages suitable for printing as overhead transparencies.

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