The following are topics which may be covered in health class:
Decision Making and Goal Setting
Self-esteem and Body Image
Puberty & Hygiene
Human Growth and Development
Includes: the male & female reproductive systems
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
Mental, Emotional, and Social Health
Includes: stress management, depression, suicide, bullying & cyber bullying
Substance Use and Abuse Prevention
Includes: alcohol, tobacco, and other legal and illegal drugs
Disease Prevention and Control
Includes: heart disease, hypertension, cancer, diabetes, obesity, stroke, asthma/allergies, etc.
7th and 8th grade only - sexually transmitted infections
Safety and First Aid
Includes: 6th grade - water safety, bicycling safety, safety around the home, etc.
7th and 8th grade only - CPR and basic first aid
As health is only a nine-week long, exploratory class, it is impossible to cover every topic in the curriculum with each grade. I will, however, stay within all curriculum guidelines set forth by the Tennessee Department of Education for grades 6-8.