6th grade health

  • General information

    • The sixth grade health unit is taught through science classes.
    • All science teachers attend health training regarding the middle school health curriculum.
    • The health curriculum, textbook, and resources are available for review at the school prior to the start of the unit.
    • Permission slips are required for students to participate in the health unit.
    • As per Board of Education policy, students and families have the opportunity to opt out of the unit due to personal, religious and/or ethical beliefs.
    • If a student opts out of the health unit, an alternative assignment will be provided that students can complete during this time period in a location designated by the school (e.g. library, another classroom).

    Unit overview

    Human sexuality with an emphasis on self esteem

    Students will:

    • learn the definition of human sexuality and other related vocabulary
    • review puberty and hygiene
    • learn and model life skills that will address goal setting
    • learn about the reproductive systems of males and females
    • discuss the process of conception, fetal development and birth
    • identify the characteristics of a healthy person
    • identify ways to promote self esteem
    • recognize and express emotions in healthy ways