Ontario Grade 5 Health - Full Year Bundle

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2019 Ontario Health Curriculum – Grade 5 Bundle – This resource covers all expectations and learning goals in the Grade 5, 2019 Ontario Health Curriculum.

 This comprehensive bundle contains readings, research assignments, true/false, diagrams, reflections, drawings, word searches, word scrambles and more. There is also a unit test and answer pages for all units!


Healthy Eating

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • Food literacy
  • Canada’s New Food Guide
  • Food Categories – Proteins, Grains, and Fruits and Vegetables
  • Food Guide Recommendations
  • Categorizing food into categories
  • Reflecting on personal diets – what we need to change to meet Canada’s recommendations
  • Micronutrients vs macronutrients
  • Vitamins – why we need them and foods we can get them from
  • Infographic assignment – creating an infographic about a micronutrient
  • Studying healthy foods infographics
  • Macronutrients – carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
  • Carbohydrates – sugars and fibre
  • The importance of fibre in our diet
  • Sodium
  • Fats – unsaturated versus saturated fats
  • Nutritional labels – reading labels to assess the healthiness of a food
  • Ingredient lists – understanding that the first ingredient is the most prevalent
  • Comparing foods based on their nutritional labels – which is healthier and why
  • Researching the healthiness of our favourite foods – looking at nutritional labels and ingredient lists
  • The media’s role in promoting unhealthy foods
  • Assignment – researching an advertisement that promotes unhealthy foods
  • Unit Test
  • Answer pages for all activities


Mental Health

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • What is mental health?
  • Our emotions
  • Strong mental health
  • Our choices and our mental health
  • Stress
  • Managing stress – making a plan
  • Creating a plan for an upcoming stressful event
  • Am I Stressed? Stress Test
  • Managing stress – Red vs Green Thoughts
  • Red vs green thoughts, red vs green feelings, red vs green actions
  • Infographic assignment – creating a managing stress infographic
  • Mental Illnesses – Anxiety, Bi-Polar, Depression, Eating Disorders
  • Signs of mental health problems
  • Healthy habits – lifestyle changes
  • Accessing help – who to ask for help in school and in the community
  • Role playing scenarios – how you would help someone with a mental illness
  • Limitations in helping others – when to get help from an adult
  • Stigma – our feelings towards people with mental health issues
  • Fact or myth – stigma survey
  • Word choice and stigma – how we talk about mental health is important
  • Showing empathy for classmates
  • Showing empathy for adults
  • Empathy – reflecting on times when we showed empathy or a lack of empathy
  • Unit Test
  • Answer pages for all activities


Personal Safety and Injury Prevention

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • What is personal safety?
  • What is self-concept?
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Bullying – four types (social, verbal, physical, and cyber)
  • Strategies to deal with the four types of bullying
  • Bystanders
  • Reflections – when we have experienced bullying
  • Scenarios – what to do when we see different types of bullying
  • Empathy and bullying – bullies lacking empathy
  • Scenarios of bullying and how they lack empathy
  • Activities – reading facial expressions and body language
  • Reading tone of voice to understand communication
  • How to use facial expression, body language, and tone of voice to understand someone’s feelings so that we can alter our communication with them
  • Anishinaabe Medicine Wheel – Interconnectedness of our health
  • Medicine Wheel – Spiritual, Emotional, Mental, and Physical Health
  • Creating a Medicine Wheel
  • Who to call for health in case of an emergency
  • Kids Help Line, 911, Children’s Mental Health, 811 Health Connect Ontario
  • Community of Support – family members, friends, teachers, teams, clubs, community centres, etc.
  • What is consent?
  • Non-consensual behaviour
  • Sharing sexual pictures – the Grandma Rule
  • Unit Test
  • Answer pages for all activities


Substance Use, Addictions and Related Behaviours

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • Addiction
  • What is addiction and what is not
  • Alcohol – background information
  • Short-term and long-term effects of alcohol
  • Factors affecting the effects of alcohol – weight, gender, mixing with other drugs, age, etc.
  • Underage drinking – stunting the development of the brain
  • Infographics – interpreting infographics that show the effects of drinking alcohol
  • Infographic assignment – creating an infographic about alcoholism
  • Cannabis – background information
  • Health effects of using cannabis – short-term and long-term effects
  • Vaping – nicotine and effects of using the addictive drug
  • Peer pressure – negative peer pressure and positive peer pressure
  • Refusal skills – how to say no
  • Practicing saying no – make a joke, give a reason, make an excuse, suggest another activity, say no assertively
  • Comic strip assignment – creating a comic strip where a character says no to peer pressure
  • Why people use drugs – influences affecting substance use
  • The media and substance use
  • Music lyrics promoting drug abuse as well as lyrics promoting a no-drug lifestyle
  • Alcohol use on television – laws in Canada for advertising alcohol on TV
  • Alcohol use on popular television shows
  • Unit Test
  • Answer pages for all activities


Human Development and Sexual Health

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • Tips for teaching sexual health
  • Coping with change
  • Puberty stages 1 and 2 – first signs of puberty
  • Puberty stage 3 – physical changes in both genders
  • Menstruation explained
  • The female reproductive system – reading, diagrams, and questions
  • The male reproductive system – reading, diagrams, and questions
  • Spermatogenesis
  • Puberty stage 4 – physical changes in both genders
  • Puberty stage 5 – physical changes in both genders
  • Hygiene during puberty – oily hair, acne, and body odour
  • Assignment – hygiene product advertisement – creating an online advertisement
  • Self-concept – how it is affected by changes in our body
  • My self-concept activity
  • Sexual orientation – affect on self-concept
  • Body image – affect on self-concept
  • Positive and negative body image – how our body image is influenced
  • The media affecting our body image – social media
  • Strategies for improving our body image
  • Social and emotional changes during puberty
  • Responding to social/emotional stress that relates to puberty
  • Journaling activity – relieving emotional stress
  • Unit Test
  • Answer pages for all activities



This is a comprehensive bundle that will save you hours of planning! It has been tested and found effective in helping students achieve the learning goals in the health curriculum.