As part of the grade nine curriculum, students are taught the importance of healthy dating relationships. In Mrs. Ferreira’s English class we read a book called Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn. The book was through the perspective of an abuser who as harming his girlfriend. Our end of unit project was to create something using any sort of media, to show our under standing on the book and on healthy and unhealthy relationships.
I chose to show my understanding by creating a magazine that has a comic, a DIY, a book review and multiple articles pertaining to dating abuse. The article shown here is a page in the magazine that states what the early warning signs of an abusive relationship are. It is important to recognize these warning signs so that you can help friends, family and yourself.
- Written by SJF student Cailin Willis, Grade 9