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Introducing the new and revised curriculum posters developed by OFS3HLC to promote the Family Studies and the Social Sciences and Humanities Curriculum. Please feel free to download. The teacher can print off any size they wish.
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- Category: Curriculum Review
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The following curriculum maps contains a unit plan that was created at the OFSHEEA/ OFS3HLC Summer Workshops 2013 in London/Ottawa/Toronto for the Ministry of Education . The workshops brought together educators across the province to network with one another and share ideas and resources about the newly revised Social Sciences and Humanities curriculum. The time spent working on the unit was very brief and the lessons within the unit plan are just one group’s interpretation of the curriculum expectations. The curriculum map and unit plan are not prescribed. The unit plan is not complete but serves only as a starting point. You are encouraged to network with colleagues to continue to build and enrich the curriculum map for your classes.
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Food and Nutrition HFN1O/2O - Units 1,2,4 Curriculum Map
Food and Culture Unit 2 Curriculum Map HFC3E
Food and Culture Unit 3 Curriculum Map HFC3MU
Food and Culture Unit 2 Alternate Curriculum Map HFC3M Alternate Unit 2
Nutrition and Health HFA4C
On June 6, 2013, the revised Ontario Social Sciences and Humanities Curriculum, Grade 9-12, 2013 was released and has been posted on the Ministry of Education website at www.edu.gov.on.ca.
OFS3HLC (Ontario Family Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities Leadership Council)
Family Studies in Elementary Schools in Ontario
By Laura Featherstone, OCT, P.H.Ec
For Immediate Release
TORONTO, ON - Our children spend six hours per day, five days per week, forty weeks per year, fourteen years (including junior and senior kindergarten) in total in our elementary and secondary school system. In that time teachers have a lot of curriculum to cover. One area that is not included in the curriculum in the elementary panel is Family Studies(formerly home economics).
Teaching Financial Literacy in Secondary Schools
By: Laura Featherstone, OCT, P.H.Ec
For Immediate Release
In 2011, the Vanier Institute of the Family reported that ‘average Canadian family debt has now hit $100,000. Not only that, the debt-to-income ratio, which measures household debt against income, stands at a record 150%, meaning that for every thousand dollars in after-tax income, Canadian families owe one thousand five hundred dollars.’ In 2010, more Canadian families fell behind on mortgage payments, while credit card delinquency and bankruptcy rates rose. In April 2011, a Stats Canada survey showed that almost one-third of retired Canadians are in debt.