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Overview of Resource Guide

Your Reference Points

To help you understand how to use this guide, here is a brief overview of the Resource Guide’s sections. This section will help you discover, at a glance, the content of each of the Guide’s 7 tabs.

Introduction

Page 4

Discover the program

The Introduction section begins on page 4.

This section summarizes the program’s objectives as well as the rationale of this initiative. It also provides a summary of the key ideas discussed in the program as well as a few suggestions of answers for student frequently asked questions.

Screen Smart! Options

Page 9

Pick and choose!

The Options section begins on page 9.

There are 2 options to make use of the program:

The Classroom

Each section of the guide is divided according to grade levels. The proposed activities meet the requirements of the Québec Education Program and the Healthy Schools approach and present themes adapted to each grade level.

The Entire School

Screen Smart! challenge for the entire school. All students are invited to reduce their screen time for a week.

Kindergarten, grades 1, 2 and 3

Page 15

Let’s get started! – Learning about different types of screens

The Kindergarten, grades 1, 2 and 3 section begins on page 15.

Learning about different types of screens to help students turn off their screens for one day.

Grade 4

Page 33

Let’s get started! – The Passport is the tool of choice to raise awareness of students and their family

The Grade 4 section begins on page 33.

Passport which contains activities to help students be more aware of the time they spend in front of screens while encouraging them to trade 30 minutes of screen time for 30 minutes of recreational activity.

Grade 5

Page 57

Let’s get started! – The effects of screen time on the human body

The Grade 5 section begins on page 57.

Activities aimed at making students aware of the impact of screens on various body systems and encouraging them to trade 30 minutes of screen time for 30 minutes of recreational activity.

Grade 6

Page 89

Let’s get started! – Screens and social media

The Grade 6 section begins on page 89.

Activities aimed at making students aware of the effect of media on social relationships and encouraging them to trade 30 minutes of screen time for 30 minutes of recreational activity.

Appendices

Page 121

Find out more…

This section contains additional tools for teaching program activities as well as resources for the Screen Smart! Challenge Week. You will also find links to learn more information about healthy lifestyles and the effects of time spent in front of screens.

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This turnkey program was adapted by The Heart and Stroke Foundation for distribution in the province of Québec. The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impacts by:

  •    Preventing disease (e.g. give children and youth the best start for a long, healthy life)
  •    Saving lives (e.g. enable faster, better cardiac emergency response and treatment)
  •    Promoting recovery (e.g. enhance support for survivors, families and caregivers)