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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 16, Number 5, April 2004

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Free CAPP and Planning 10 resources

bc.tobaccofacts K—12 unit plans

bc.tobaccofacts is a tobacco-prevention resource developed and tested by B.C. teachers and the Ministry of Health and approved by the Ministry of Education. It is totally congruent with Personal Planning Grades 4–7 and Career and Personal Planning 8 and 9. Each grade level has lesson plans, overheads, student handouts, criterion-referenced evaluation forms, and background reading. Posters and brochures are also included.

A new bc.tobaccofacts will be available in September to accompany the Planning 10 curriculum.

bc.tobaccofacts 2003 evaluation results are now available for teachers.

Video: Barb Tarbox: A life cut short by tobacco

This powerful antitobacco video can be used with the bc.tobaccofacts program in Grades 7 to 10. It features interviews and presentations given by Barb Tarbox, a 42-year-old former model from Alberta who was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer after a lifetime of smoking. She made it her mission during the last months of her life to warn young people about the dangers of tobacco. More than 50,000 young people from across Canada heard her emotional address. Her antitobacco message lives on in this video. It is available in both English and French.

To order materials and resources, call Prevention Source BC, toll-free at 1-800-663-1880, or order online at www.preventionsource.bc.ca.

Law Courts Education Society

Two important new web sites for students:

• A kids’ guide to separation and divorce (ages 5–12)

• A teen guide to parental separation and divorce (pre-teen and teen)

If one of your students is going through parental separation or divorce, you may find these web sites useful. They provide clear and objective information in a way that appeals to young people.

To visit the web sites, go to www.familieschange.ca.

The Ministry of Attorney General developed the web sites with financial assistance from Department of Justice Canada.

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