Grade 6 Lesson Plan

Presentation #1: Drug Awareness

Officer Kyle will discuss What a Drug Is, Common Drugs (including legal and illegal drugs), Safe Practices for Receiving/Using Legal Drugs/Medications, Consequences of Abusing Drugs and Health Effects of Smoking and Alcohol.

Presentation #2: Bullying/Cyber-bullying and Internet Safety

Officer Kyle will discuss What Bullying Is, Effects of Bullying, Strategies to Deal with being Bullied, "Don't be a Bystander!", Cyber-bullying and the Law, Safe Schools Act changes with relation to Bullying/Cyber-bullying. Officer Kyle will also discuss Stats regarding students using the Internet, Privacy Issues, Security Issues, Webcam Use and How the Law relates to what we do on the Internet.

Presentation #3: Peer Pressure

Officer Kyle will discuss both the Positive and Negative effects of Peer Pressure that may effect the students and some of the decisions they may make. In order to minimize the effects of Peer Pressure, Officer Kyle will discuss various strategies that could be utilized by students to avoid such pressures such as comicality, planning ahead and a supportive friend.

Presentation #4: V.I.P. Celebration

The VIP Graduation is for the Teachers and students to organize activities, create posters, skits or other creative presentations to be shown or performed for Officer Kyle, parents and other students or any combination of the above mentioned as chosen by your school. Officer Kyle encourages the students to be creative, however keep the presentations tasteful and refrain from the use of violence, simulating Tasers or the use of imitation weapons or guns during these presentations

Lesson #1: Values and Rules

Students are taught that a VALUE is a quality that is considered important and can be used as a guide for 
behaviour or as a principle to live by. This topic will introduce them to the meaning of
the word "value". Once they understand what a "value" is, they will discover that
others may value many of the same things they do. They will also learn that in order to live in a society that encourages respect for one another and treats everyone fairly, we must have some common values and rules.

Lesson #2: Decision-Making

Students are taught Decision-making is something people do every day. Routine decisions are so much a part of our everyday life that we often do not pay attention to how we make them until we are faced with a problem or important decision that may have long-term consequences and that by following "IDEAL" decision-making model it will help them when they have an important or difficult decision to make.

Lesson #3: Healthy Friendships

Students are taught that the choice of friends is very important. Friends have a strong influence on their thoughts, actions and the way they live. For people their age, friends can be especially important, particularly in helping them cope with the challenges of becoming an adult. In the process of understanding and relating to their friends, students will learn to cope with individual differences and discover more about themselves.

Lesson #4: Authority Figures

Students are taught that an authority figure is someone in charge, which ensures that rules are followed, and who guides and influences and who keeps us safe. Examples of authority figures would be Police Officers, Parents and Teachers.

Lesson #5: Gambling

Students are taught that Gambling is... risking something of value where there is the element of chance associated with the outcome. Statistics have shown that 1/3 or 35% of Ontario teens (ages 15-17) have admitted to gambling.

Lesson #6: Social Diversity

Students are taught that Social Diversity does exist in our society and the effects that Prejudice, Discrimination and Stereotyping have on our society.

 Lesson #7: Youth and the Law

Students are taught that it is important to understand how society maintains its values and enforces its laws through the systems of justice. This unit will help them understand procedures related to "young offenders", or youth who break the law, and the resulting consequences of being found guilty.