• Health

    Learning Goals

    Students will:

    • Understand the components of a healthy individual and identify ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle
    • Describe and explain the human body systems, how they interrelate, and how the body changes through growth and development
    • Identify different emotions and how to communicate appropriately
    • Understand individual differences and how to nurture self-esteem
    • Explain the basic principles of nutrition, hygiene routines, signs and symptoms of illness, and environmental influences that can affect your health
    • Identify the components of communication, apply decision-making steps and refusal skills, and demonstrate skills essential to enhancing a healthy lifestyle

    Student Choice

    All students will have six weeks of health during each grade level.

    Class Description

    6th Grade Health

    During these six weeks students will be discussing the following topics: total health, bullying, stress, lack of sleep, muscular/skeletal/circulatory systems, HIV/AIDS, and growth and/ development. Along with these topics, students will be discussing decision-making skills needed to make healthy lifestyle choices.

    7th Grade Health

    During these six weeks students will be discussing the following topics: communication, sleep, effects of caffeine/beverage choices on health, leading causes of preventable death in America and their prevention measures, tobacco/drugs, and first aid. Along with these topics, students will be discussing refusal skills and decision-making skills needed to develop healthy bodies including nutritional choices for a healthy lifestyle.

    8th Grade Health

    During these six weeks students will be discussing the following topics: alcohol, healthy relationships, sexually transmitted infections, abstinence, and mental/emotional health. Along with these topics, students will be discussing refusal skills and decision-making skills needed to make healthy lifestyle choices including making daily nutritional decisions.