I. What is Health?
Health or wellness is a state of complete physical, emotional and social well being. There are several aspects to our health: physical, mental, emotional and social. To become healthy we need to become aware of how our lifestyle and choices affect our health. Taking responsibility for our health and considering the consequences of our actions is a sign of maturity.
II. What topics do we discuss in 7th and 8th grade health?
Conflict Resolution and Communication Skills
Relationships and Friendships
Tobacco and other Drugs
Alcohol and Alcoholism
Substance Abuse and Addiction
Nutrition and Fitness
Reproduction and Developmental Changes
Disease Prevention, STI¡¦s, including HIV/AIDS
First Aid and Safety
Stress Management Skills
III. Health grade and guidelines:
Class Participation - 30%
Homework - 10%
Projects - 30%
Classwork - 30%
1. Class Participation
Be on time to class
Come prepared to class (health folder which may be separate from other classes and should not be a pocket in a notebook,
student assignment book, and pen/pencil)
Contribute to class discussions and group work
Respect the Rights and Freedoms of students and teacher
Use lavatory only when necessary
Meet class expectations
Expected on time and may be accepted one day late with partial loss of credit
Students will work on special projects during the class time.
Students will participate in Close Reading assignments and CFAs during class time