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Middle School Health

Middle School Health

Credits .5

Competencies

  • Consumer and Environmental Health
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of external influences on a person’s wellness by examining various factors that impact one’s health such as environmental factors, consumer issues, and personal safety.
  • Holistic Health
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of goal setting and the effects it has on a person’s holistic health by analyzing the decision making process and setting goals in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
  • Mental Health
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of mental health and its relationship to overall wellness by examining coping, time management, and communication skills as they relate to wellness.
  • Physical Health
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of total physical health by analyzing the effects of nutrition, weight management, and disease prevention on their overall well being.

Pre-Requisites

Recommended for grades 6-8.

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

1 segment / 16-18 weeks

Overview

Middle School Health aids students in creating a foundation of personal health. Beginning with properly defining health, this course then builds upon basic health practices to emphasize the importance of balance. Attention is given to each of the six dimensions of wellness; namely, physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental. Students are taught the skills necessary to improve every aspect of health. They are also encouraged to reflect upon their own personal wellness each week.

Major Topics and Concepts

Course Introduction

Unit 1: Holistic Health

  • 1.1 What is Health?
  • 1.2 Decision-Making Skills

Unit 2: Mental Health

  • 2.1 Mental Health
  • 2.2 Coping Skills
  • 2.3 Stress & Time Management

Unit 3: Social Health

  • 3.1 Healthy Relationships
  • 3.2 Communication

Unit 4: Personal Fitness

  • 4.1 Physical Wellness
  • 4.2 Nutrition
  • 4.3 Weight Management

Unit 5: Personal Health

  • 5.1 Disease Transmission & Prevention
  • 5.2 Drugs & Alcohol
  • 5.3 Reproductive Health

Unit 6: Health & Safety

  • 6.1 Consumer & Environmental Wellness
  • 6.2 Safety & Personal Injury

Career

Wellness Coach

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3 to 4 weeks

Competency

Holistic Health – Students will demonstrate an understanding of goal setting and the effects it has on a person’s holistic health by analyzing the decision-making process and setting goals in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Project

You are a wellness coach working with local doctors’ offices to expand holistic health services for patients. Patients looking to address and potentially alleviate their ailments using more natural approaches are referred to you. By working with a wellness coach, patients will focus on creating more balance among the multiple areas of life to see improvement in their health and happiness. You will research the importance of goal-setting, how to effectively develop and work toward a goal, and the impact of goal-setting on holistic health outcomes.

Career

School Special Education Case Manager

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3 to 4 weeks

Competency

Mental Health – Students will demonstrate an understanding of mental health and its relationship to overall wellness by examining coping, time management, and communication skills as they relate to wellness.

Project

You are School Special Education Case Manager. Your specialty is assisting students in developing strategies to lessen their excessive stress and anxiety by developing coping mechanisms, learning time management, and learning effective communication strategies. You will research all of these mental health strategies, then write a script for and create a short two-minute educational video for each strategy to teach your students about these important mental health skills.

Career

Nutritionist

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3 to 4 Weeks

Competency

Physical Health – Students will demonstrate an understanding of total physical health by analyzing the effects of nutrition, weight management, and disease prevention on their overall well being.

 

Project

You are a nutritionist who has been assigned a new client with a chronic disease. Your job is to create a nutrition plan for your client that addresses total physical health through nutrition, weight management, and disease prevention.

Career

Community Planning and Development Specialist

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3 to 4 weeks

Competency

Consumer and Environmental Health – Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of external influences on a person’s wellness by examining various factors that impact one’s health such as environmental factors, consumer issues, and personal safety.

Project

You are a Community Planning and Development Specialist with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In this job, you will plan and develop a community of healthy homes for a local low-income housing development. You will analyze the current health and safety issues facing the housing development, and develop a plan to mitigate the current issues and create a safer home environment for its residents.

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