The human body

Possible Journal Prompts

Journaling is personal and can be related to any thoughts or feelings that come up as a result of this unit.

It can also be a good place to start to explore questions related to the end of course assignment for Physical Wellness.

Here is a journaling prompt you can use if you like. You are encouraged to respond as you start your exploration of this theme and then again when you are done.

  • What are your thoughts about the quote in the image below?
  • How does it relate to our study of the human body?

Find out more about who said it.

Black and white tree branches silhouetted in the shape of a pair of lungs to the top right of the quote “The environment is in us, not outside of us. The trees are our lungs, the rivers our bloodstream. We are all interconnected, and what you do to the environment ultimately you do to yourself." by Ian Somerhelder.

Suggested topics (8 hours)

You can choose one or more of these topics to research. Your final assignment / project can include topics from any of the three areas that make up Physical Wellness. You may dive deeply into one theme or look into multiple themes, depending on your preference.

  • Organs
  • Muscles and Bones
  • Nervous System
  • Reproductive System
  • Connection to Traditional Teachings

These are suggested resources for teaching about the human body. None of this is prescribed and you are encouraged to bring in as much local knowledge and resources as you can.

Start by skimming through the resources below. If there is something that calls out to you, that will likely make an excellent starting point for your assignment or wellness plan.

Our lungs are the largest organs of the respiratory system. They are central to us being able to breathe, which keeps us alive. Breathing deeply and singing can also help to center us during trying times.

This video is a 3D Virtual Tour of the Lungs made by Visible Body. There are many other videos you can use on their YouTube channel.

Moon Time with Gabrielle Fayant, a Michif woman residing on traditional Algonquin territory. Gabrielle is one of the cofounders and coCEOa of an Indigenous youth-led organization called Assembly of Seven Generations. Find out more about Gabrielle here

The Amoeba Sisters offer many videos and other resources for free, please be sure to follow their terms of use explained here.

The videos have accompanying handouts. Here is the handout for Asexual and Sexual Reproduction.

Parts of the body in Kanienʼkéha
Mi’gmaq talking dictionary project – learn Body parts & other Body words in Mi’gmaq
Learn Mi’gmaq online – more advanced lessons incorporating body parts into conversation.
Review of Body Systems on Quizlet
Learn about the Skeletal System on Get Body Smart.
Learn how your heart works from the British Heart Foundation
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