Planning 10

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Welcome to Planning 10 at Riverside Secondary!  This exciting and practical course will teach you skills that you will benefit from for the rest of your life.

June 12, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Finish “What Drugs do to your body” video.
  2. Identifying risk factors
  3. Identifying consequences of addiction
  4. Short-term and long-term impact of drug use (in partners)

June 5, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Fitness Program Assignment – Fitness Circuit Assignment
  2. You will create your own fitness program that we will then demonstrate and follow for a few sessions in the weight-room or Gym C.  The program should be reasonable for someone of your current level of fitness to follow and complete on their own.
  3. The examples given in the assignment outline are basic.  You need to develop your program to give full descriptions of the different exercises, what the benefit of doing those exercises would be, and possibly pictures of the different exercises.  Be sure to give a detailed description of the fitness component involved at each station.
  4. Try to get a variety of different exercises that will focus on different muscle groups.

June 2, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Jamie Oliver’s TED talk
  2. What did you eat yesterday?  Write down in the different food categories all the different items that you had to eat yesterday.
    1. What does this tell us about our eating styles and preferences?
    2. How closely does this fit with the Canada Healthy Eating Guidelines
  3.  In groups you will be given one of the 4 different food groups.  Your task will be to create a poster that promotes your food group.  You will need to include the following information:
    1. At least 10 different options for items that would be considered excellent choices of food within your category.
    2. How large a serving is for at least 5 different items for a male and female age 16.
    3. What are some of the benefits that people receive from eating different foods in your category.
    4. What are some long-term health risks for people who do not consume enough of the items in your category.
    5. A delicious meal that focuses on your food category.
  4. In your groups come up with an eating well and being active action plan that you feel would be reasonable for your age demographic to help promote a healthy lifestyle.

May 29, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Finish the Sexuality and U Worksheet
  2. Stress Test – CMHA
  3. What activities or situations do we engage in that cause us stress?
  4. What can be some problems that arise from too much stress?
  5. Answer the following questions for yourself:
    1. Identify a situation where you felt stressed or anxious this past week:
    2. What did you feel like:
    3. What were your thoughts:
    4. What did you do about it:
    5. What would you do differently in the future:
  6. Walk and Stress Relief activities.

May 26, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Sex-FU Challenge
  2. STI’s and STD’s – What do we know?  What do we need to know? Discuss and come up with responses in groups.
  3. Contraceptives – What are the options?  How effective are they?  What do they prevent?
  4. Complete Sexuality and U worksheet Sexuality and U Worksheet

May 19, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Chatterhigh quiz for the day
  2. Start of our health unit.  Begin by answering the following questions:
    1. What does it mean to you to live a healthy lifestyle?
    2. What are some positive factors that impact your health?
    3. What are some negative factors that impact your health?
  3. Mean Girls Movie – We will start our health unit by taking a look at Healthy Relationships.  This will cover a variety of different areas within the subject.  We are going to watch and analyze the movie Mean Girls to begin our unit.
  4. MEAN GIRLS Activity sheet

May 15, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Today we will be going over taxes.  We will walk through how to do a basic tax return.5010-r-fill-13e5000-s1-fill-13et4-fill-14e

May 13, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Chatterhigh quiz for the day
  2. Vote for YPI Class winner
  3. Review of Grocery Shopping Field Trip
  4. Complete Grocery Shopping section of project
  5. Complete Final Budget for Game of Life
  6. Talk about guest speaker tomorrow.

May 11, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Game of Life Project Checklist – Planning 10 – Game of life – Project check list Adjusted


May 6, 2015

Class outline:

  1. YPI Presentation Schedule.
  2. Credit Cards vs Debit Cards – Video to start.  What are some differences between Debit and Credit?
  3. Why might some people think credit cards are evil?  Discuss with your partner some possible risks that you can think of with credit card use?
  4. Why is some debt considered good and other debt considered bad?
  5. Complete the Credit Card Comparison Sheet – CREDIT CARD COMPARISON SHEET

May 5, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Chatterhigh quiz for the day.
  2. YPI Group work time.  In your YPI groups, use this time to prepare for our upcoming class presentations on Thursday and Friday this week.
  3. Class Presentation Evaluation Sheet

May 4, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Chatterhigh quiz for the day.
  2. Pay day for month 3!  Complete your budget for the month.  Base it off of your month 2 budget and adjust accordingly for new fixed expenses and any other changes you may have had to your finances.
  3. Work on Grocery Shopping, Finance Questions/Investments, Car Buying or Housing portion of project.

May 1, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Chatterhigh quiz for the day.
  2. Grocery Buying Lesson – Find tips online for effective grocery shopping.  Add them to our Google Doc.
  3. We will start this section of our project by first building a meal plan.  You need to provide detailed recipes for at least one days worth of meals.  You are allowed to repeat meals for a max of 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, and 4 snacks.
    Planning-10-Meal-Planner PDF Planning 10 – Meal Planner
  4. Once you have created your meal plan, use it to build your grocery list.  Anything that is on your plan needs to be included in your list.  You will use this list when we go to the grocery store.
    Planning 10 – Grocery List

April 29, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Chatterhigh quiz for the day.
  2. Project work time for game of life.
    1. Collect missing paycheques and finish month 2 budget and fixed expenses
    2. Complete housing portion of project
    3. Complete car buying portion of project.  A reminder that for this part you need to complete your comparison chart and do a one page write up summarizing a description of your vehicle, justifying why you made the choice that you did, and listing the approximate values of the other costs of car ownership.
    4. Start investing game

April 28, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Chatterhigh quiz for the day.
  2. Investments and Savings Day!  We will enter into an online stock market competition at Market Watch. The password to join the group is riverside.
  3. Lesson on Investments and Savings.  Complete the following exercise sheet and save it for your Game of Life project.  Investing Things to Know
  4. Define and describe the following investment options:
    1. GIC –
    2. Bond –
    3. Stock –
    4. Mutual Fund –
    5. Exchange Traded Fund –
      1. What is the difference between an RRSP and a TFSA? Both provide benefits but in different ways.  Be sure to explain clearly.
      2. What is the maximum you can contribute to a TFSA each year?
      3. Explain the term “Compound Interest”.  Why do many financial experts say it is the most powerful investing force around?
      4. What are 5 tips that you would give to someone who was just starting to save and invest to help them build wealth for their future?
  5. Finish Budget and Fixed Expense Sheet from Yesterday.
  6. All items (2 budgets, fixed expense sheet, car buying and housing) need to be complete by Thursday.  There will be a check on your progress.

April 27, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Chatterhigh quiz for the day.
  2. Pay day!  Complete budget for month 2 and Fixed Expense sheet.  Be sure to update “ACTUAL” amounts to reflect any in game purchases/decisions you have made – ie if you have found your place to rent, that should be the actual amount you are paid.  If you had any changes to your pay, reflect those in the wages and budgeted amount.  If it was something unexpected – such as going on strike – then your budgeted amounts shouldn’t change but you will have to make cuts elsewhere.
  3. Once you have calculated how much of your income you have remaining, come collect your pay.
  4. Work on Housing or Car Buying portion of assignment.

April 23, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Chatterhigh quiz for the day.
  2. Car Buying assignment.
  3. On the post it board we will collaborate to come up with the different things we need to consider when making a car purchase decision.
  4. Use Yellow Post Its to add anything that we can use to compare cars (ie: type, size, color, power, etc), use Green Post Its to list advantages of buying or financing a car, use Blue Post Its to list advantages to leasing a car, use Red Post Its to list any costs that come with vehicle ownership.
  5. Start on car buying comparison table.
  6. Car Buying Comparison Sheet Updated PDFCar Buying Comparison Sheet Updated Word

April 20, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Chatterhigh quiz for the day.
  2. Finish Budgeting and Fixed expenses.  Be sure to pay all bills due!
  3. While other students are doing that play a game on
  4. Placemat – Advantages/Disadvantages or buying or renting.
  5. Go through Housing PowerPoint.
  6. Who is responsible when renting?
  7. Start on Housing assignment.   Jamieson Class Housing Proposal Sheet PDF Jamieson Class Housing Proposal Sheet


April 16, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Chatterhigh quiz for the day.
  2. Finish assigning jobs.  Play while others get their jobs.
  3. Develop Savings and Fixed Expense Plan.  Use in conjunction with budgeting.
  4. Write down 3 things with a partner that you know about creating an effective budget.
  5. 10% Savings Challenge within budgeting
  6. Simple Budget  Simple Budget

April 14, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Chatterhigh quiz for the day.  The competition has started!
  2. Play a game of
  3. Intro into game of Life Project.  Getting jobs and basic info  Game of Life – Student Version
  4. Develop Savings and Fixed Expense Plan.

April 13, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Chatterhigh quiz for the day.  The competition has started!
  2. Game of Life Simple Budget exercise.  Using the transactions you had happen during the Game of Life, we will build a basic budget for your character.  In the real world we would do this as a monthly activity to help keep track of our finances but for this situation it will have to be done for however many rounds you were playing the game for.
  3. Looking into Income vs Expenses, Needs vs Wants.
  4. Overview of the Game of Life Project
  5. Getting jobs and Basic Info sheet.

April 9, 2015

Class outline:

By the end of class you should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What reasons did my team have for choosing our charity?
  • What skills or interests do we have that will help us prepare a creative presentation?
  • How should my team prepare to contact our chosen charity?
  • What questions should my team ask while we are visiting our charity?
  • How will my team build a successful relationship with our charity?
  • How will my team communicate information about our social issue and charity in an engaging way?

April 8, 2015

  1. Finish Social Issue Presentations
  2. Contacting your charity
    1. What do you need to know beforehand?  What should you consider?
    2. How can we ensure that we have a successful phone call and first contact with our charities?
    3. Determine the WHO, WHAT, WHY, and HOW of your phone call
  3. Preparing for your visit
    1. What questions can your team ask that will help you to understand the charity and its impact on the local community? What else can you learn or gather from your visit that will help your team to prepare a strong, compelling presentation?
    2. Use the handouts provided to start to plan your questions and your presentation.

April 7, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Complete charity information sheets for minimum of 5 charities.
  2. Enter information into charity database
  3. Discuss evaluating effectiveness of charities.  Answer the following questions about your top 3 picks.
    1. What is the mission/goal of the charity?
    2. What outcomes do the charities try to create for individuals, families and communities?
    3. What kind of long-term impacts are charities trying to make?
    4. What resources do charities need to have and what activities do they need to do in order to achieve outcomes for the people they help? What kinds of challenges could charities face along the way?
    5. How would you like to see the charity spend the $5000 if they were to win the grant?
  4. Have your shortlist of charities prepared for tomorrow morning.
  5. Mini Social Issue Presentations
  6. Complete Chatterhigh quiz if time.

March 31, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Find an example of something that is happening locally that is contrary to what you personally value and something that supports what you value.
  2. In groups from yesterday, brainstorm as many social issues that are impacting are community as you can.  Build this into a web and identify how different social issues can be connected to one another.  What are some of the main root causes that you can identify.
  3. Forming YPI teams – Pick one partner that you would like to work with and identify the top 2 social issues that you feel are most important to be addressed.
  4. Once in your teams, discuss the different values that you all have.  As a team come up with the top 3 values for your team and create your “Team Value Statement”.  You’ll find this on the last page of your Values worksheet.
  5. Start to identify the social issue that your group would like to address and answer the following questions as a group:
    1. What the social issue is that they are addressing?
    2. Why the issue is important to the team?
    3. Who is impacted by the social issue in our local community?
    4. What could the long term impacts of the issue be on a person, family, community or society, if not addressed?
    5. What are some attitudes/behaviours that one person can change, to help address the issue (E.g. How can the words we use help or hurt the issue?)?
    6. List as many charities as you can that are addressing the issue in the community.
    7. Describe 1-2 examples of interesting work that is being done to address the issue.
  6. Starting tomorrow you will begin to research possible charity options for your YPI project.

Group Decision Making Guides


March 30, 3015

Class outline:

  1. Complete Chatterhigh quiz for the day.
  2. Complete values sheet from Friday.
  3. In groups of three (not people you sit around), we will each share the individual values we have.  Collectively we will look at what values our class has.
  4. What do these similarities/differences tell us about values? Are all of these values positive? Are they all important to have in the class (community)?
  5. In groups, share one example of how you’ve demonstrated your most important value in the past.
  6. What does citizenship or being an active citizen mean? How do your personal values relate to citizenship? Are there times when a person can put their values into action to make a positive difference for people around them?
  7. Find an example of something that is happening locally that is contrary to what you personally value and something that supports what you value.

March 27, 2015

Class outline:

  1. 30 minutes to finish up education assignment.  If you are done, complete Chatterhigh quiz for the day.
  2. Starting YPI by looking at values.  This will first be done by answering the questions below.
  3. Step 1: Identify the times when you were happiest

    Find examples from both your career and personal life. This will ensure some balance in your answers.

    • What were you doing?
    • Were you with other people? Who?
    • What other factors contributed to your happiness?

    Step 2: Identify the times when you were most proud

    Use examples from your career and personal life.

    • Why were you proud?
    • Did other people share your pride? Who?
    • What other factors contributed to your feelings of pride?

    Step 3: Identify the times when you were most fulfilled and satisfied

    Again, use both work and personal examples.

    • What need or desire was fulfilled?
    • How and why did the experience give your life meaning?
    • What other factors contributed to your feelings of fulfillment?
  4. Fill out the YPI values sheet.  Use your answers above to help decide on your top values Appendix C – Value Sheet

March 26, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Complete Chatterhigh quiz for the day.
  2. Finish Education assignments – Criteria Chart and Education Scavenger Hunt.
  3. Both parts of the assignment are due tomorrow.
  4. We will be beginning our YPI projects tomorrow.

March 25, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Educational Terms – In your own words, provide definitions or descriptions of the following terms (with respect to post-secondary education):
    1. Certificate Program, Diploma Program, Bachelor’s Degree, Masters Degree, Admission Requirements, GPA, Credential, Credit, Co-op Program, Major, Minor, Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student, Faculty, Entrance Scholarship, Tuition, Prerequisite.
  2. Complete Finding the Right school chart that you started yesterday.
  3. Pick one school and complete the education scavenger hunt.  You can use the information you found in your chart to start.

March 24, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Chatterhigh quiz for the day
  2. Review of goals.  How many have set goals?  Did they follow the SMART method?
  3. Education Unit – Criteria list created.  Have table built to use for comparison.  Students need to find 3 schools that fit a majority of their criteria that they would be interested in.
  4. Education Scavenger Hunt – Complete for 1 school.

School Scavenger Hunt

education plannerscavenger hunt PDF FORM

March 23, 2015

Welcome back from Spring Break!

Class outline:

  1. Review careers unit from pre-spring break.
  2. Hand out Engrade slips
  3. Goal Setting Discussion.  Why do we set goals?  How can we benefit from setting goals?  What are the differences between goals and dreams?
  4. Set two goals for yourself that you want to reach in the short term (One by end of semester, one for end of the calendar year).
  5. Start Education Unit – What sort of factors do you need to consider when picking a post-secondary option?  Create a list of criteria – at least 5 detailed items on the list.  Start to come up with short list of minimum 3 different schools that could fit your criteria.

March 3, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Student Satisfaction Survey
  2. Prepare packages for tomorrows mock interviews
  3. What to wear/first introduction
  4. Practice mock interviews
  5. **IF TIME**  Peer evaluation of documents to be turned in.

February 26, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Introduce Cover Letters.
  2. Make mock cover letter as a class.  These will help you with writing your cover letter.B5-Cover-Letter-TemplateCover Letter Writing Basics
  3. Complete and turn in application and resume draft copies.  Cover Letter copy due Monday.

February 25, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Career Cruising Activity and Presentation
  2. **Chatterhigh presentation
  3. Time to complete Resume and Application form.  Drafts are due tomorrow.

February 24,  2015

Class outline:

  1. Presentation from Alive After 5 on workplace safety.

February 18, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Attendance – Question of the day:  “Who is the person that motivates you most in your life?  Do they know this?”
  2. 2 visual autobiographies
  3. Job application form.  Fill out application and then “apply for the job” with Mr. Jamieson
  4. Application evaluation – Groups will be made and students will be given good and bad application forms.  They need to look through and identify which ones are good and which are bad.  Highlight the positive and negatives things of each.
  5. Discuss as a class what we can do to properly fill out an application.
  6. Go over job seeking and keeping project
  7. Properly fill out application

February 12, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Attendance – Question of the day: “If you had one day left to live, how would you spend that day?”
  2. What makes a good presentation powerpoint
  3. Attributes and Skills – Identify 4 qualities about your mom, dad, brother, sister, or friend, etc…What are they really good at?  What are qualities that they have?  How many of these qualities do you also have?
  4. Visual Autobiography.  Reminder that the presentations are starting on Monday and should be 3 – 4 minutes long.

February 11, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Attendance – Question of the day: “If money was not a worry what would your dream career be?”
  2. Student pair introduction – Talk for 1 minute each about 3 things that you really like to do.
  3. Personal Skills Inventory – What are 8 qualities/passions about you that are most important.  Start off by writing a paragraph as if you were your best friend and they had to describe you.
  4. Visual Autobiography – Focus on who you are and what you are passionate about.  We want to get a deeper understanding of you as a person.  Go beyond the surface level.

February 10, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Attendance – Question of the day:  “If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you want to do there?”
  2. Course Outline –  Planning 10 – Course Outline 2014
  3. Visual Autobiography

We are starting today on our Visual Autobiography.  Spend some time finding some good pictures and videos to include in your presentation.

Autobiographical Project

List of possible presentation tools

February 6, 2015

Class outline:

  1. Attendance – Question of the Day:
  2. Hypertheticals with Discussion
  3. Brief intro into the Visual Autobiography
  4. Go down to assembly


January 20, 2015

Today we are looking into media and it’s impact on body image and self esteem.

Health – 5 – Body Image PDF

Health – 5 – Body Image

January 15, 2015

Outline for PSA Health Unit Project and Video Treatment Plan

Health Unit Project PSA Project

Video Treatment Plan

January 12, 2015

Following up on the topic that was presented on by SHIEK last week we will be looking into sexuality, STI’s, HIV, and contraceptives with assistance from a website called Sexuality and U.  We will be completing two work sheets related to the site.

Planning 10 – Health – Sexuality and U Worksheet 2

Planning 10 – Heath – Sexuality and U Worksheet 1


Planning 10 – Health – Sexuality and U Worksheet 1

Planning 10 – Health – Sexuality and U Worksheet 2

January 6, 2015

YPI Presentation Criteria – Presentation Marking Sheet

December 16, 2014

Today we will be going over taxes.  We will walk through how to do a basic tax return.




PROJECT CHECKLIST – 2 -Game of life – Project Checklist

December 15, 2014

One of the big parts of our finance unit is learning how to budget.  You will be creating a budget for one month for your character in game of life.

Planning 10 – Finance Unit – Budgeting 101 (2)

Personal Monthly Budget – Template PDF

Personal Monthly Budget – Template

December 10, 2014

The fourth part of our project will involve looking at credit cards and debt.

Planning 10 – finance – Game of Life – Comparing Credit Cards Planning 10 – Finances – Game of Life – From Red to Black Notes (2)


Comparing Credit Cards PDF Planning 10 – Finances – Game of Life – From Red to Black Notes (2) PDF

December 2, 2014

The third part of our project will involve grocery shopping and meal planning.  We will be using various sheets to complete this portion of the project.

Planning 10 – Game of life – You’ve got to eat

Planning 10 – Grocery List

Planning 10 – Meal Planner

Planning-10-Meal-Planner PDF

6 – Game of Life – You’ve got to eat – Groceries Bill

6 – Game of Life – You’ve got to eat – Groceries Bill PDF

November 27, 2014

The second part of our project will involve looking into different options for transportation.  We will compare the options using the sheets below.

Planning 10 – Finance – Game of Life – Getting from A to B Notes and assignment (2) PDF

Planning 10 – Finance – Game of Life – Getting from A to B Notes and assignment (2)


November 21, 2014

As we start the game of Life our first part of the project is to find a place to live.

Planning 10 – Game of life – roof over your head

Roof Over Your Head PDF

November 18, 2014

We are beginning our finance unit today.  We will initially be looking into what knowledge you currently have about basic finances as well as identifying some misconceptions we may have.  We will be completing a “Lifestyle Reality Check” to help evaluate whether or not our envisioned future lifestyle is realistic.

Lifestyle Reality Check

November 6, 2014

Now that we have started to form our YPI groups we need to begin to address what values our groups share, what social issue we would like to address and what charities we might be interested in working with and presenting on.

Use this guide to help you determine the social issue you want to address and to create a shortlist of charities you might be interested in.


November 3, 2014

Today we will be starting our YPI projects.  FInd your value sheet here.

Appendix C – Value Sheet

October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween.  We are coming up on completing our Careers and Education unit.  To finish the unit we are going to reflect upon some of the various things we have learned throughout the unit.  Follow this link to a response form that you will complete.


October 29, 2014

Today we are watching Pursuit of Happiness while we are going through our Mock Interviews.  Please answer the following questions while watching the movie.  We will be discussing them in class on Friday.

Pursuit of Happiness Student Questions

Pursuit of Happiness PDF

October 23, 2014

Yesterday we took a look at how cover letters can be important in finding a job.  Use these documents to assist you in writing your cover letters as needed.


October 17, 2014

We will be starting to develop our resumes today.  First we will be watching a short video on how to identify transferable skills and how to create an effective resume.  Answer these questions while watching the video.

Looking good on Paper

Looking good on Paper PDF

October 15, 2014

We will be looking into creating resumes today.  The following package will help you with building an effective resume.

resume Package

resume Package Prep Sheet Final

October 9, 2014

Today we are starting on a our first unit project.  You will be starting to learn about the job application process and will start to become better prepared for entering the workforce.

Job Seek and Keep Project

October 8, 2014

We have started to look into what sort of career and educational paths we might take in the future.  We will be looking more in depth at different educational options today as a way of exploring what selections we have available to us and the feasibility of those different choices.

School Scavenger Hunt

education plannerscavenger hunt PDF FORM

October 6, 2014

Today we will start to look more in depth at to what possible future careers and educational paths we might be taking in our future.  We need to start off by identifying what strengths, skills and attributes we currently have and how those will possibly help us get to the point we want to reach.  Using this in combination with our career cruising profile we will be able to identify what sort of educational option we may want to look further into.

My Interests and Attributes

What can a school do for you

September 30, 2014

We should be starting to think about what our goals for the course and school year may be.  Remember to consider the WOOT approach that we discussed.

Goals Powerpoint

September 26, 2014

A reminder to all students that we will begin presenting our Visual Autobiographies on Monday.

September 24, 2014


September 23, 2014

Find your course outline here –

Today we will be getting to know one another and starting to engage in some class discussions.

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