7th grade health

  • General information

    • The seventh 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).

    Overview

    Human sexuality with an emphasis on interpersonal relationships

    Students will:

    • review vocabulary and human sexuality
    • learn and model life skills that address decision making
    • discuss high risk activities and how to avoid peer pressure
    • identify and address sexual harassment
    • define healthy relationships
    • discuss the effects of sex in the media
    • learn about prescriptive and non-prescriptive contraception as it relates to pregnacy and transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STI) with a focus on abstinence