8th Grade Health

8th GRADE

TOPICS AND CONCEPTS

(Covered During 9 Week Quarter)

 

Human Sexuality

        Self-esteem, how I see myself and how I think others see me

          Body imaging

          Sexism

          Rumors, prejudice and homosexuality

          Dating

          Sexual Pressures

          Conception through the birth of the baby

          Abstinence

          Sexual harassment

          Internet safety and sexual issues

          Sexually Transmitted Diseases

          HIV/AIDS Education

 

Communication Skills

        Using “I” messages

          Active listening skills

          Using communication skills

 

Drug Awareness and Prevention

        Project Alert Program

          -Understand, identify and resist social pressures to use drugs

          -Understand, identify and resist internal pressures to use drugs

          -Practice using these refusal skills

 

Decision Making

        Interactive Night Out CD Rom Program

          -Students make choices for two different High School Students

          -Students observe and evaluate the different outcomes from their

          Choices

 

 

Internet Safety

        ISAFE Program

        -Identify key concepts associated with cyber bullying, cyber harassment and cyber stalking

          -Understand how to utilize appropriate resources if confronted with an online bully

Community CPR

        American Red Cross Certification in Community CPR

 

AT THE END OF 8TH GRADE WE EXPECT OUR STUDENTS TO BE ABLE TO…

-Describe the relationships among physical, mental and social health factors during adolescence

-Explain the effects of health-related actions upon body systems

-Apply refusal and negotiation skills to potentially harmful situations

-Apply decision-making process to an individual health concern

-Explain how positive communication helps to build and maintain relationships at school, at home and in the workplace

-Formulate strategies to prevent conflict and resolve differences

-Demonstrate basic procedures in injury prevention and emergency care that can be used in the home, workplace, and community

-Identify key concepts associated with cyber bullying, cyber harassment and cyber stalking

-Understand how to use resources if confronted with an online bully

-Evaluate personal eating and exercise habits

-Set and execute personal nutrition and fitness goals

 

IDEAS FOR PARENTS…

-TALK with your teen about your expectations, values and morals

-Discuss difficult issues such as pressures that teens are faced with

-Ask questions about what is going on in your child’s everyday life

-Model good communication skills such as active listening and “I” messages

-Ask questions about what they are learning in health class, be specific – “what are you discussing about internet safety in class”?