Course Syllabus

Mike Telfer  6th, 7th, and 8th grade Health Teacher

mike.telfer@ucps.k12.nc.us

Sixth Grade Syllabus

Week 1   Intro to Healthful Living 

  • What is Health?
  • 4 parts of health: Mental, Social, Emotional, and Physical.

         Stress Management

  • Apply Structured thinking (decision making and goal setting) to benefit emotional well-being.
  • Analyze the potential outcome of positive stress management techniques.
  • Analyze the relationship between healthy expression of emotions, mental health, and healthy behavior.

Week 2    Interpersonal Communication & Relationships

  • Understand healthy and effective interpersonal communication and relationships
  • Apply strategies and skills for developing and maintaining healthy relationships.

Week 3  Nutrition

  • Analyze tools such as Dietary Guidelines and Food Facts Labels as they relate to the planning of healthy nutrition and fitness.
  • Apply strategies to consume a variety of nutrient dense foods and beverages in moderation.
  • Apply lifelong nutrition and health-related fitness concepts to enhance quality of life.

Week 4  Tobacco

  • Analyze marketing and advertising of tobacco companies in terms of the strategies they use to influence  youth experimentation with their products.
  • Explain the immediate social and physical consequences of tobacco use, including spit tobacco.
  • Summarize the short-term and long term effects of being exposed to secondhand smoke.
  • Use effective assertive refusal skills to avoid pressure to use tobacco.

Week 5  Reproductive Health and Safety

  • Understanding the changes that occur during puberty and adolescence.
  • Select methods of prevention based on the modes of transmission of communicable diseases.

Week 6  Diseases

  • Understand wellness, disease prevention, and recognition of symptoms.
  • Analyze health information and products.
  • Analyze measures necessary to protect the environment.

 

Seventh Grade Health Syllabus

Week 1  Intro to Healthful living and stress management.

  • Review what the students have learned in the previous year.
  • Analyze the relationship between healthy expression of emotions, mental health, and healthy behaviors.
  • Evaluate positive stress management strategies.
  • Apply help-seeking strategies for depression and mental disorders.

Week 2  Nutrition

  • Review what students have learned the previous year.
  • Apply tools(My Plate, Food Fact Label) to plan and employ healthy nutrition and fitness.
  • Apply strategies to consume a variety of nutrient dense foods and beverages in moderation.
  • Analyze the relationship of nutrition, fitness, and healthy weight management to the prevention of diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and eating disorders.
  • Apply lifelong nutrition and health-related fitness concepts to enhance quality of life.

Week 3  Tobacco

  • Review what the students have learned in the previous year.
  • Understand the health risks associated with tobacco.
  • Apply risk reduction behaviors to protect self and others from tobacco.

Week 4  Alcohol and Other Drugs

  • Understand the health risks associated with alcohol and other drug use.
  • Apply risk reduction behaviors to protect self and others from alcohol and other drug use.

Week 5  Personal and Consumer Health 

  • Review what the students have learned in the previous year.
  • Understand wellness, disease prevention, and recognition of symptoms.
  • Analyze the immune system in terms of the organs, their functions, and their interrelationships.
  • Evaluate health information and products.

Analyze necessary steps to prevent and respond to unintentional injury.

Week 6  Reproductive Health and Safety

  • Review what the students have learned in the previous year.
  • Understand healthy and effective interpersonal communication and relationships.
  • Remember abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage as a positive choice for young people.
  • Apply strategies that develop and maintain reproductive and sexual health.

 

8th Grade Health Syllabus

 

Week 1  Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Heimlich Maneuver

Week 2  Stress Management 

Week 3 Tobacco and Alcohol

Week 4  Nutrition

Week 5  Drugs

Week 6 Interpersonal Communications and Relationships

 

 

 

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