OFSHEEA, in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum and the Ministry of Ontario, is proud to release NEW resources and learning activities for teachers, created with the goal of building a foundational knowledge of the Muslim world by encouraging our students to make connections to their own personal cultures with familial faith journeys. These resources encourage students to investigate the experiences we all share as humans through purposeful and engaging interactions with others outside of their cultural groups. The thinking, inquiry, and application based units of study will encourage all learners to look beyond differences and to embrace the experiential similarities of people they meet on a daily basis.
These new resources align with the 2013 curriculum expectations for the following five Family Studies and Social Science courses:
HRT3M - World Religions
HSP3U/C – Introduction to Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology
HNC3C – Understanding Fashion
HFC3M/E – Food and Culture
HHS4U/C – Families in Canada
Recently Canada’s Food Guide has changed to become more enticing for viewers. The use of realistic pictures encourages better food choices and depicts the amount a portion size should be. This informative guide is a critical tool not only in the Foods classes but in our overall daily teaching and lives. Below is a link to quickly access the new revisions!
The Resource for Youth (Patricia J. Hames*) Award is directed to developing life skills in Canadian youth through the retention and strengthening of home economics/family studies programs in Canadian schools. The award may also assist in program areas lacking special funding by schools or families. Canadian primary, elementary or secondary school home economics/family studies educators are encouraged to apply to share in these funds.
Amount: The award will provide a maximum of $5,000 per year in grants. More than one grant may be awarded
• Applicant must be a home economist/human ecologist/family studies teacher.
• The project must provide direct benefit to students and not be used for ongoing needs and costs.*
• For large grants, evidence of community involvement and/or benefit a longer term potential must be demonstrated.
Deadlines: Applications will be reviewed twice yearly, with deadlines of November 15 and May 1.
• Reasons for denial of application will be provided.
• The applicant’s school district will be notified that these funds have been granted.
• Preferably, the funds will be paid to the school to be accessed by the applicant.
• A report and original receipts will be due at the completion of the project; any unused funds must be returned.
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