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    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
        • Describe changes within a family during 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
          • Nutrition/Snacking
          • Growth and Development
        • Benefits of exercise, healthy weight, and calories
        • Nutritional Value of Foods
        • Hygiene: skin, eyes, hair, and teeth
      • Social Changes
        • Identify healthy friendships and other relationships
        • Identify personal behaviors that contribute to building 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
          • Genetics
          • School Climate
          • Positive Relationships
          • Peer Pressure
        • Food Choices, Dietary Guidelines, 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
        • Identify 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 dating 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 occur during puberty
        • Explain the importance of practicing 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

      • Healthy 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 management, 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 strategies 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 variety 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
        • Differentiate 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