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HEALTHY LIVING 7–9

New Authorized Learning Resources

In 2007– 2008, the Department of Education has listed many new resources to support

student learning in Healthy Living 7–9. Some of these resources are listed below by title, order

number, and grade level. In some cases, titles have been newly listed and are awaiting order

numbers. In this case, the term “pending” is indicated and teachers should check the website

for the stock code number. Annotations are included.

Teachers are encouraged to visit the Nova Scotia School Book Bureau website regularly — at

https://w3apps.ednet.ns.ca/nssbb/ — to conduct an “ALR Resource Search” to discover new,

and existing, authorized learning resources. The “Search Tips” feature that appears in the left

margin provides thoughtful suggestions for conducting successful searches by subject area,

discipline, and/or course.

Beyond the Basics: A Sourcebook on Sexual and Reproductive Health Education

(18447) 7, 8, 9

Beyond the Basics: A Sourcebook on Sexual and Reproductive Health Education is an excellent

teacher resource that helps support learning outcomes in Health Education 5 and 6, and Healthy

Living 7–9. It is organized around eight modules: Values and Sexuality; Puberty and

Reproductive Health; Self-esteem; Sexual Identity; Relationships, Communication, and

Decision-making; Contraception and Safer Sex; STIs and HIV; and Resources. In each module,

there are learning experiences designed to support student learning at various grade levels.

Body Talk (24992) 7, 8

Body Talk is a series of six titles that takes a look at the human body in a most unique way.

Factual information provides fascinating reading and answers to the many questions about bodily

functions. Sidebars and colourful, explicit illustrations reinforce understanding. At the back of

each book are an index, glossary, and research tips. This set of non-fiction titles will be of use for

teachers of Healthy Living 7 and 8 to support learning and teaching of curriculum outcomes

within GCO A, and also may be of interest to teachers of Physical Education 10 to support

learning and teaching within the Exercise Science module.

Fitness Circuit Charts: Secondary Series (24993) 8

Fitness Circuit Charts, Secondary Series is a set of 40 full-colour, laminated fitness circuit

charts. It includes two anatomy charts of the muscular and skeletal systems, and a teacher’s

manual containing activity guides, circuit lay-outs, safety tips, and exercise techniques. Each

chart displays a circuit station number, description, and illustration of the exercise and the muscle

group affected. This colourful set of charts, depicting diverse student representation, supports

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learning and teaching of physical education, grades 7–12, and Physically Active Living 11, while

addressing health literacy across the curriculum. These charts can also be of use to address GCOs

A and B of Healthy Living 8.

Divorce Is Not the End of the World (pending) 7, 8, 9

Divorce is Not the End of the World: Zoe and Evan’s Coping Guide for Kids looks back upon the

advice given in the previous edition with a fresh perspective ten years later. This book brilliantly

honours kids’ emotions and offers understanding related to feelings, adjusting to different rules at

different houses, dealing with birthdays, and other special events, as well as living with

stepparents and blending families.

My Kind of Sad: What it is Like to Be Young and Depressed (pending) 9

My Kind of Sad: What it is Like to Be Young and Depressed is a resource to understand teenage

depression. Topics related to everyday teenage concerns of the body, diet, and relationships and

how they affect mood, are featured in this book. Feeling blue to clinical depression, to the

warning signs of suicide are shared through the personal experiences of teens. Expert advice is

given on how and where to get help.

It’s Perfectly Normal (pending) 7, 8

It’s Perfectly Normal – Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex & Sexual Health is an informative

text that answers questions about the body changes during puberty and adolescence.

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens (pending) 7, 8, 9

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens offers a set of activities to deal with feelings of worry, fear, and

panic. The exercises in this book examine how to cope with day-to-day challenges, to develop a

positive self-image, and to recognize anxious thoughts.

Ready, Set, Grow! : A “What’s Happening to My Body?” Book for Younger Girls (pending)

7, 8

Ready, Set, Grow!: A “What’s Happening to My Body” Book for Younger Girls is a book in

series on growing up. Illustrated with fresh and funny cartoons, girls will learn everything they

need to know to celebrate and accept the new and exciting changes to their bodies during

puberty. Unique and warm in style, this title addresses outcomes related to healthy sexuality

within Healthy Living 7 and 8. There is also a companion book for boys –
On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow! : A “What’s Happening to My Body?” Book for Younger Boys, also listed on the

ALR.

Changes in You and Me: A Book About Puberty, Mostly for Boys (pending) 7, 8

Changes in You and Me: A Book About Puberty Mostly for Boys, addresses a multitude of

questions and concerns from the male point of view related to personal care and healthy

sexuality. There is also a companion book for girls –
Changes in You and Me: A Book About

Puberty, Mostly for Girls, also listed on the ALR.

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Beyond

 

The following Active Healthy Living resources were created by Debra Murray as part of the Health Promoting Schools program to increase the physical activity of students in P-6 classrooms throughout the board.

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