Educator Resources

Did you know…

Most people acquire 80% of their lifetime exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun before age 18. Many children spend 25% or more of their day outside during peak UV periods (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

SCREEN ME! Sun Safe Awareness and Education Program

Melanoma Network of Canada has developed an interactive educational presentation for children from grades 5-8. The presentation addresses the following learning objectives:

  1. Identify common myths about tanning, skin colour, time in the sun, seasonal and daily weather, who is at risk for skin cancer, at what age skin cancer can occur.
  2. Recognize the risk of exposure to the UV rays from the sun.
  3. Explain what skin cancer is and what happens if you get it.
  4. Describe how the ABCDE observation method can help to detect early potential signs of skin cancer.
  5. Describe factors such as family history and skin tone that may increase risk of skin cancer.
  6. Identify things you can do to reduce risk: wearing sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen; cover up and seek shade.

If you would like to host a presentation in your school by representatives of Melanoma Network of Canada, please contact us.

Additional Educational Resources

If you are an educator and interested in helping to raise awareness and educate children in sun safe behaviours, you may freely download the materials below.

GRADE RESOURCE DEVELOPED BY
K-12 UV Sun Safety Foundations for a Healthy School Model – EN Ottawa Public Health
K-12 UV Sun Safety Foundations for a Healthy School Model – FR Ottawa Public Health
K-4 UV Sun Safety Introduction – EN Ottawa Public Health
K-4 UV Sun Safety Introduction – FR Ottawa Public Health
K-4 Safe Fun in the Sun PowerPoint – EN Ottawa Public Health
K-4 Safe Fun in the Sun PowerPoint – FR Ottawa Public Health
K UV Sun Safety Kindergarten – EN Ottawa Public Health
K UV Sun Safety Kindergarten – FR Ottawa Public Health
1 UV Sun Safety Grade 1 – EN Ottawa Public Health
1 UV Sun Safety Grade 1 – FR Ottawa Public Health
2 UV Sun Safety Grade 2 – EN Ottawa Public Health
2 UV Sun Safety Grade 2 – FR Ottawa Public Health
3 UV Sun Safety Grade 3 – EN Ottawa Public Health
3 UV Sun Safety Grade 3 – FR Ottawa Public Health
4 UV Sun Safety Grade 4 – EN Ottawa Public Health
4 UV Sun Safety Grade 4 – FR Ottawa Public Health
5-8 Sun Savvy School Club – Elementary Guidebook Health Canada
9-12 The UV Index, the Sun and You – Secondary Guidebook Health Canada
5-8 Prudence au soleil – Affiche pour le primaire Santé Canada
9-12 L’indice UV, le soleil et vous – Affiche pour le secondaire Santé Canada
9-12 Dear 16 Year Old Me David Cornfield Melanoma Fund
9-12 What Is The Best Way To Prevent And Detect Melanoma? Doc Mike Evans
1-8 Australia Sun Safety Despicable Me Video Australia Melanoma Foundation