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Alberta Curriculum Learning Outcomes

The WAIT! Let’s Talk workshops promote healthy relationships in a respectful, and non-judgmental environment. Students will examine, discuss, and engage in various topics that encourage critical thinking and decision-making. The presentation learning outcomes align with Alberta Education Health and Wellness curriculum objectives. 

Health Relationships - Junior High

Grade 7 Objectives and Outcomes

W-7.10     Identify and examine potential sources of physical/emotional/social support. 

R-7.2       Analyze the need for short-term and long-term support for emotional concerns. 

  • Define support: physical, emotional and social. 

  • Make list of support people, groups, organizations in their life.

W-7.13     Examine the influences on personal decision making for responsible sexual behaviour. 

  • Examine how and why teens make decisions: brain development. 

  • Explore values, media and cultural influences on personal decision making for responsible behaviour and sexual behaviour.  

  • Define consent and how it is applied to certain types of behaviour especially sexual activity. 

  • Explore methods of communicating personal needs and ability to say “no” without guilt. 

W-7.14     Examine abstinence and decisions to postpone sexual activity as healthy choices 

  • Define abstinence and sexual abstinence. 

  • Explore reasons to postpone sexual activity. 

  • Explore various forms of sexual behaviour in the Line of Progression activity. 

  • Identify potential consequences risky sexual behaviour. 

R-7.3     Identify sources of stress in relationships, and describe positive methods of dealing with such stressors, e.g., change, loss, discrimination, rejection. 

  • Define peer pressure and how it affects decisions within relationships and social settings. 

  • Explore human need to belong and accepted and how that applies to friendships and social groups. Examining personal attributes to help deal with different social situations, settings and groups.  

  • Strategies: hang out with like-minded people, school clubs, sports, volunteering. Reaching out to others. Standing firm with values, beliefs, cultural traditions to build self-esteem. 

R-7.5     Examine the characteristics of healthy relationships, and develop strategies to build and enhance them, e.g., peer, friendships, romantic. 

R-7.6     Explore and evaluate the impact of media violence on relationships. 

  • Identify qualities of healthy relationships: friendships, family members, coworkers. 

  • Identify strategies to maintain healthy relationships: ACTIONS AND BEHAVIOURS 

  • Identify media sources that portray violence within relationships.

Grade 8 Objectives and Outcomes

W-8.1     Examine the relationship between choices and resulting consequences. 

  • Exploring how teens make decisions; “every choice/decision has a price”. 

  • Discuss what their influences decisions. 

  • Explore decision-making process: STOP: state issue, talk about your needs/feelings, identify options; pick best option. 


W-8.10     Develop strategies to effectively access health information and health services in the community, e.g., health hotline, family doctor, public health unit 

  • Formulate list of resources: personal, school, community 


W-8.12     Identify and describe the responsibilities and consequences associated with involvement in a sexual relationship. 

  • Identify reasons to postpone sexual relationships and influencing factors to be sexually active. 

  • Explore physical and emotional possible consequences associated with sexual relationship:   

  • Line of progression, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, attachment 

  • Learning how to be responsible with online activity; exploring possible negative effects of sexting and pornography. 

W-8.13     Describe symptoms, effects, treatments and prevention for common sexually transmitted diseases. 

  • Identify STI fact sheet; T/F quiz of infections. 

R-8.5     Develop strategies for maintaining healthy relationships. 

  • WHO list identifies characteristics of people to be in relationship with. 

  • Identify ways to maintain healthy relationships:  good communications, respecting each other’s values, boundaries; autonomy; goal setting. 

R-8.6     Describe and provide examples of ethical behaviour in relationships, e.g., integrity. 

  • Define ethical behaviours and how they apply to relationships: friendships, working, dating, family.


Grade 9 Objectives and Outcomes

W-9.10     Assess the quality and reliability of health information provided by different sources, e.g., on the Internet. 

  • Formulate and assess reliability of personal, school, community resources for health information. 

W-9.12     Determine “safer” sex practices, e.g., communicate with partner, maintain abstinence, limit partners, access/use condoms/contraceptives properly.

  • Examine physical, emotional possible risks of sexual activity through line of progression sexual activity. 

  • Discuss difference between safe & safer sex.

  • Discuss appropriate consent.

W-9.13     Identify and describe the responsibilities and resources associated with pregnancy and parenting. 

  • Identify resources for pregnant teens. 

  • Describe realities of teen pregnancy: physical, emotional, social 

  • Describe realities of teen parenting: emotional, social, relational; setting goals, getting help. 

W-9.14     Develop strategies that address factors to prevent or reduce sexual risk; abstain from drugs and alcohol, date in groups, use assertive behaviour. 

  • Describe safe dating strategies:  group dating, boundaries, communication, what to do on a date. 

  • Identify WHAT list: goal setting, identify factors that influence attaining WHAT list. 

R-9.5    Describe and analyze factors that contribute to the development of unhealthy relationships and develop strategies to deal with unhealthy relationships. 

  • Identify elements of healthy and unhealthy relationships 

  • “WHO” list characteristics of person to befriend or date. 

  • Identify strategies to deal with unhealthy relationships. 

R-9.6     Model integrity and honesty in accordance with ethical principles, e.g., develop strategies to behave in an ethical manner. 

  • Define and describe ethical behaviour and integrity in how it relates to relationships: in person, online. 

  • Give examples of ethical behaviour within relationships 

Health Relationships - Senior High

CALM Learning Objectives

P10.     Examine various attitudes, values, and behaviours for developing meaningful interpersonal relationships. 

  • Identify positive elements of relationships, i.e., trust, integrity, respect, responsibility. 

  • Describe how roles and role expectations change with age, growth, and changes in life. 

  • Identify strategies for dealing with significant change and loss in a relationship.  

  • Develop strategies for identifying unhealthy relationships.  

WAIT! Presentation Topic 

  • Explore healthy dating relationships, dating progression activity. 

  • Identify ideal qualities of a friend and a romantic partner. 

  • Examine communication skills within relationships. 

  • Identify healthy boundaries within relationships. 

P11.     Examine the relationship between commitment and intimacy at all its levels. 

  • Identify expectations and commitments in various relationships. 

  • Examine a range of behaviours for handling sexual involvement. 

  • Describe how personal values play a role in relationships. 

  • Explain the role of trust and ways to establish trust in a relationship. 

  • Develop strategies for dealing with jealousy. 

WAIT! Presentation Topics 

  • Discussing challenges of teen romantic relationships 

  • Examine cultural and personal influences on relationships. 

  • Examine critical thinking and decision-making within interpersonal relationships. 

  • Compare healthy and unhealthy relationship qualities. 

  • Discuss how engaging in risky behaviours like pornography and sexting can affect relationships. 

P12.     Examine aspects of healthy sexuality and responsible sexual behaviour 

  • Assess the consequences of being sexually active explain the ongoing responsibility for being sexually healthy. 

  • Describe sexually healthy actions and choices for one’s body, including abstinence. 

  • Analyze strategies for choosing responsible and respectful sexual expression. 

  • Describe the ways in which personal values influence choices. 

 WAIT! Presentation Topics 

  • Defining sexual consent: what it looks and sounds like. 

  • Examining physical intimacy and the importance of communicating boundaries. 

  • Reviewing emotional intimacy within a romantic relationship. 

  • Discussing potential consequences of sexual activity. 

P14.     Evaluate resources and support systems for each dimension of health and well-being for self and others.

  • examine support systems for assessing and maintaining health and well-being. 

  • identify support systems and resources for unhealthy relationships and strategies for contacting/using them. 

WAIT! Presentation Topics 

  • Identify trusting adults in your life to confide in. 

  • Identify community resources to assist in time of need. 


Career and Life Managment (Senior High) Alberta Learning

Teachers Resources (CALM)

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