6th Grade Health

6th GRADE

TOPICS AND CONCEPTS

(Covered During 9 Week Quarter)

Human Growth and Development 

        How grown up are you?

          Self-esteem and sexuality

          Male and Female Reproductive Systems

          Physical, Emotional, Mental and Social Changes

          Menstrual Cycle

          What I think?

 Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases

        How diseases are spread

          Germ Powder and Hand washing

          Disease Prevention

          Cleaning up the Gross Family’s Kitchen

          Facts vs. Opinions diseases

          HIV and AIDS basic facts

 Nutrition and Fitness

        6 Nutrition and Fitness Stations

          -Computer analysis of student’s nutrition

          -Eat This/Not That

          -Learning to read a food label

          -How to be a good consumer

          -6 categories of nutrients

          -Evaluation of student’s fitness level

 First Aid and Safety

        American Red Cross Certification in First Aid Basics

 ISAFE – Internet Safety Curriculum

          -Cyberbullying

          -Social Issues

 AT THE END OF 6TH GRADE WE EXPECT OUR STUDENTS TO BE ABLE TO…

 -Identify physical, mental, social and cultural factors affecting growth and development of children

-Demonstrate strategies for the prevention and reduction of communicable and non-communicable diseases

-Identify and describe ways to reduce health risks common to adolescents

-Explain routine safety precautions in practical situations

-Describe possible causes and consequences of conflict and violence among youth in schools and communities

-Practice netiquette as students communicate with others while online

-Identify the key concepts associated with cyber bullying

 

IDEAS FOR PARENTS…

 -Talk to your children about the changes involved in puberty and what they are experiencing

-Discuss health related issues that are in the news

-Identify ways to reduce disease transmission in your home

-Model healthy eating and exercise habits

-Make eating healthy and exercising daily family activities

-Review home safety plans as a family

-Discuss anger and stress management techniques

-Daily reinforce positive decision making and open communication

-Monitor the use of all technology and have open communication with children about their use of technology