• Health Curriculum

    Section 2

    6th Grade

    • Adolescence Changes
      • Identify and discuss each component of the Health Triangle
        • Physical Health
        • Social Health
        • Emotional/Mental Health
      • Explain the physical, social, and emotional changes common to adolescents
      • Describer changes within a family duing child development
      • Discuss the importance of practicing good health habits
    • Body Systems
      • Digestive System
      • Musculoskeletal System
      • Cardiovascular System
    • Healthy Practices
      • Physical Fitness Concepts
        • Dietary Needs
        • Keeping a Food Journal
        • Nurition/Snacking
        • Growth and Develpoment
      • Benefits of exercise, healthy weight, and calories
      • Nutritonal Value of Foods
      • Hygiene: skin, eyes, hair, and teeth
    • Social Changes
      • Identify healthy friendships and other relationships
      • Identify personal behaviors that contribute to buillding a positive school climate
    • Puberty
      • Define puberty and adolescents
      • Describe the major organs, functions and growth patterns of the female reproductive system during puberty
      • Describe the major organs, functions and grown patterns of the male reproductive system during puberty

     

     

    7th Grade

    • Healthy Practices
      • Nutrition and Nutrients
      • How Nutrition impacts:
        • Growth and Development
        • Genentics
        • School Climate
        • Positive Relationships
        • Peer Pressure
      • Food Choices, Dietary Guidlines, Food Labels (for nutritional purposes)
      • My Plate Food Guidance System
    • Body Systems
      • Components of Fitness
      • Physical Fitness Concepts
      • Body Systems and how they relate to Fitness
    • Decision Making/Goal Setting Skills
      • Identify the importance of decision making as an everyday, necessary process
      • Idnetify ethics, goals, and reliable resources as components of the decision making process
      • Predict social situations that may require the use of decision making skills
      • Implement the decision making process to arrive at healthy decisions that affect you and others in various aspects of life
      • Compare and contrast situations that require support from trusted adults or health professionals
    • Relationships
      • Define datiing violence and its warning signs
      • Identify unhealthy adolescent relationships, including dating relationships
      • Identify strategies to end unhealthy relationships
    • Puberty and Reproduction
      • Describe the influence of hormones, nutrition, environment and heredity on the physical, social and emotional changes that occure during puberty
      • Explain the importance of practicng routine healthcare procedures such as self-examinations, testicular examinations, and breast examinations
      • Evaluate emerging methods to diagnose and treat diseases and health conditions that are common in young adults in the U.S., and other countries including: hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, HPV and testicular cancer
      • Describe the process of human reproduction
      • Explain the importance of prenatal care on the developing fetus
      • Describe the three stages of labor and delivery

     

     

    8th Grade

    • Healty Practices
      • 6 Types of Nutrients
      • Nutrition and the Body in Development
      • Food Borne Illness and Food Contamination
      • Fast Food Influences and its impact on Health
      • Food Labels and Product information
      • Weight managment, Calories and the role of calories
      • Eating Disorders (signs and symptoms, dangers, and treatment)
    • Reproduction
      • Describe the process of reproduction, pregnancy, and birth in relation to a mature adult experience
      • Compare and contrast a mature adult pregnancy with that of a teen pregnancy
      • Determine effective stratagies and resources to assist with parenting
      • Discuss the connection of prenatal care with the prevention of complications that may occur during pregnancy and childbirth
    • Decision Making for Managing Personal Health
      • Identify challenges of adolescent parenting
      • Predict short and long term impacts of teen pregnancy
      • Describe a vareity of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS, and the symptoms and treatments associated with each
      • Compare and contrast HIV/AIDS with other common STI's (Sexually Transmitted Infections) for their differences  in symptoms and effects on the body
      • Identify strategies to maintain abstinence as an effective lifestyle choice
      • Differentiante between affection, love, commitment, and sexual attraction
      • Compare and Contrast methods of contraception used by adolescence and factors that may influence their use
      • Analyze factors that support or hinder the achievement of personal health goals during different life stages
      • Dating violence and prevention in addition to its warning signs
Last Modified on September 11, 2020