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1 Grade 8 Healthy Living Mental Health SCO 3.11: demonstrate an understanding that there are many factors that contribute to our health status SCO 1.2: demonstrate an understanding of the short and long term outcomes of delayed treatments for major depressive disorder and attention deficit disorder and identify possible treatment for these disorders SCO 2.8: practice the ability to listen to a peer to understand another's needs and circumstances, express understanding, and support them in getting help in relation to physical, mental, and social health concerns

2 Please enjoy the following happiness web quest…. *Be sure to read the directions carefully along the way, and document your work in an organized and detailed manner.

3 What is happiness? Think about this. Have you ever tried to describe; Colour to a blind person? Music to a deaf person? Taste to someone without taste buds?

4 Think about this. What is the difference between abstract and concrete?? This site might help. http://www.differencebetween.net/language/difference-between-concrete-and-abstract-thinking http://www.differencebetween.net/language/difference-between-concrete-and-abstract-thinking

5 Happiness is an abstract concept. Task # 1 Please make your best attempt to describe happiness to someone. (i.e. What is happiness?) See the following slide for one ‘poetic’ example.

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7 Q Why should we study happiness? A There’s a lot of unhappy people out there! Task # 2 Read the article Down the Tube. What did you learn about money, T.V., and happiness? (A couple of sentences should suffice.) http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120709012659781613.html

8 What makes you happy? The graphic representations on the following slides are examples of attempts to represent happiness for an individual.

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11 Task # 3 Create your own happiness web to represent what makes you happy. (You may wish to use something like the following to visually represent your ideas.) *Please use white paper.

12 Where can we find happiness?

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14 Maybe it’s here. Just have fun exploring the following corporate site. http://www.happinessislands.com/ http://www.happinessislands.com/

15 Riddle of two doors? There are two doors. You have to pick one door. One door leads to great happiness, the other leads to great suffering. But you don't know which door is which. However, there are two people in the room. One of them always tells the truth, but one of them always lies. But, you don't know which is which. You can only ask one question. What question should you ask in order to determine which door leads to great happiness? Just something to ponder.

16 So, does money buy happiness? What do you think? Task # 4 Read the data on lottery winners from the following link http://www.statisticbrain.com/lottery- winner-statistics/http://www.statisticbrain.com/lottery- winner-statistics/ What did you learn? Make a couple of statements to summarize your findings. What would you do with $220 million in lottery winnings? Copy down the breakdown of what lottery winner Brad Duke did with his $220 million Powerball jackpot in 2005

17 Are most Canadians happy do you think? Are we happier now or were we happier in the past? Are all Canadians equally happy? Task # 5 Read the article Canadians a Satisfied Bunch. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/09/25/canada-happiest- country-life-satisfaction.html Write a one paragraph summary of what you learned.

18 Where in the world are people the happiest? Which countries are more happy and which countries are less happy? Why? Task # 6 Check out the following links dealing with world happiness. Write one paragraph summarizing what you learned. http://www.gfmag.com/tools/global-database/ne-data/11940-happiest- countries.html#axzz2HFX7IGd4 http://www.forbes.com/2010/07/14/world-happiest-countries-lifestyle-realestate- gallup.html http://www.forbes.com/2010/07/14/world-happiest-countries-lifestyle-realestate-gallup- table.html http://www.bloomberg.com/slideshow/2012-05-25/world-s-happiest-countries.html#slide1 http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/life/united-nations-announces-world%E2%80%99s- happiest-country-247768

19 Task # 7 Copy down the 7 Steps to Happiness on the following slide. Beside each step make a statement or give an example of how that step applies to you.

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21 Task # 8 Discuss/brainstorm with others why some people might be unhappy. Create a list or web of things that lead to unhappiness.

22 Task # 10 Visit the following websites (or search yourself) containing well known quotes. http://www.famousquotesandauthors.com/ http://www.brainyquote.com/ http://www.famous-quotes-and-quotations.com/ http://www.famousquotesandauthors.com/ http://www.brainyquote.com/ http://www.famous-quotes-and-quotations.com/ Find at least 5 that you like. Copy each quote and its author.


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