GRADES K-2 NUTRITION UNIT

What we eat influences who we become and we want to become our best selves. Eating healthy foods helps us to improve our mood, energy, and thinking. Let’s become better learners and people when we fuel and nourish our bodies with good food.


GRADES 6-8 RELATIONSHIPS UNIT

Our relationships play a major role in shaping who we become. In this unit students will learn what it means to have a healthy relationship with themselves, their friends, and people that are difficult to get along with.


GRADES 9-12 MENTAL HEALTH CURRICULUM

Taking care of our mental health is so important to thriving as individuals. And yet, many of us struggle with it and then feel shame about struggling with it. This series specifically looks at anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicidal ideation.

High quality curriculum designed
by teachers for teachers

High quality curriculum designed by teachers for teachers

Check out our growing collection of life education content, including lesson plans for grades from K-12

Check out our growing collection of life education content, including lesson plans for grades from K-12

Explore Grades K-2 Lesson Plans

Explore Grades K-2 Lesson Plans

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Explore Grades 9-12 Lesson Plans

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From "what's wrong" to "what's right"

"There is nothing new about the observation that challenges, and potential risks are ever-present in the lives of youth and the communities they live in. What is new is clear evidence that youth can be resilient and thrive in the face of adversity. Signal Hill has embraced this paradigm shift from focusing on ‘what’s wrong’ to ‘what’s right’ in youth as a starting point for fostering optimal social development, mitigation of risk behaviours, and enhanced mental well-being."

- Dr. Wayne Hammond, Ph.D.



Life Education FAQ

Life Education FAQ

What is the purpose of Life Education?

Great question! Traditional education (e.g. math, literacy, science) and life education are essential for personal development and they help us to define our objectives in life. But while the former category teaches us about social, scientific and environmental knowledge, the latter trains us to be good citizens and moral individuals. As opposed to traditional education, in life education there is no distinction between what happens inside and outside the classroom.

Life education encourages valuing every person, personal responsibility, living in harmony, and care for others and the environment.

An exemplary, compassionate, and resilient person is made, not born. Just as we learn mathematics and languages, we need to also grow in those lessons that are fundamental to living in harmony and social progress such as respect for others, human solidarity, and critical thinking. Without these and other ethical principles that define us as human beings, it will be difficult for us to build a better world.

Is your curriculum made by accredited educators?

All of our educational curriculum is created by or alongside accredited educators in the K-12 school system. In certain instances, we also work alongside professionals in relevant fields, such as mental health professionals or nutritionists. Our curriculum creators are based across Canada and the U.S.A.

Do the lesson plans help achieve curricular requirements?

Yes, we design all of our curriculum material to help you achieve your curricular requirements!

Curriculum requirements vary between jurisdictions and countries, but in general, our lesson plans most commonly achieve requirements in three subject areas:

  • Physical Health Education
  • Career & Life Education
  • Social Studies

Each lesson plan specifies what students are expected to learn, which can be viewed on each product page.

As we are based in B.C., Canada, our foundational curricular framework aligns with the B.C. Ministry of Education's Core & Curricular Competencies, which can be accessed here.

How do I access the downloadable curriculum I purchased?

Once you purchase a product, you will immediately receive an email with instructions to access your content! Check your spam folder if nothing is coming up. If you have any issues, please contact us at info@thesignalhill.com.

How long do I have access to the curriculum I purchased?

Once you complete your purchase, you will have access to the material or video access for 180 days (6 months).

The lesson plan I want requires a book I don't have access to. What do I do?

When we create lesson plan material for younger students, books will often be used to help capture their attention and reinforce learning. In most cases, we try to choose books that schools are most likely to already have in their library.

If you are unable to access a book, however, we encourage you to look up the book on YouTube. Many authors or publishers provide a video reading of the book.

Signal Hill receives no compensation from publishers for any books we highlight or use in our lessons plans.

How much prep time do the lesson plans require?

The average amount of prep time required for each lesson is 10 minutes, and in most cases this is for printing the lesson plan's accompanying printable material.

Our goal is to reduce your workload as much as possible!

Is the provided curriculum available in other languages?

Currently, our Life Education curriculum is available only in English.

We will be adding language translations for our curriculum in the near future, however, including in Canadian French and Spanish.

How long do your lesson plans take to complete?

The time to complete each lesson plan accords with the age of the students. Younger students have shorter attention spans, so the lesson plans for a kindergarten class will be shorter than those for middle school classes.

In general, lesson plan durations are as follows:

  • Grades K-2: 30 minutes
  • Grades 3-5: 30-45 minutes
  • Grades 6-8: 45-60 minutes
  • Grades 9-12: 45-75 minutes

Can I purchase content for an entire school or school district?

Yes you can! If you are interested in doing this, please contact us at info@thesignalhill.com.

Can I return the content I purchased?

Regarding purchases made at Signal Hill, the resources you purchase are delivered electronically. As such, you cannot return a PDF, video files, and other printable material after its been downloaded. For this reason, all digital resources sold on Signal Hill are considered final and non-refundable.

On a limited, case-by-case basis, however, some refunds are permitted. The specific circumstances where refunds are permitted:

  1. Compromised Resource File - A resource file is damaged and inaccessible.
  2. Accidental duplicate Purchase— You purchased the same resource twice by accident in the same calendar day.

If your purchase falls into one of these categories, you can submit a refund request by emailing info@thesignalhill.com. Please be sure to include in your request: the resource name and your concerns, along with any specific examples or details you might have. Please include, if any, screenshots.

I have curriculum recommendations. Can I share them with you?

We would love to hear your recommendations for future educational material! Please email us at info@thesignalhill.com with your recommendations!