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M/J Health - Grade 7 (#0800040)

Grade 7
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Health Smart

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become health literate and practice responsible behaviors to promote healthy living. This comprehensive course focuses on making wise personal decisions and respecting and promoting the health of others.

  • The content should include, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Mental and emotional health (personal health care, screenings, counseling, negotiation skills, bullying, coping skills, and depression)
  • Prevention and control of disease (non-communicable, sexually transmitted diseases, STDs, and HIV/AIDS) 
  • Consumer health (risk reduction behaviors, policies/laws, medical resources, and conflict resolution)
  • Family life (cultures, daily routines, and rules)
  • Personal health (risk reduction behaviors, communication skills, social relationships, wellness, and reproductive health)
  • Nutrition (weight management, fitness plan, eating disorders, and BMI)
  • Internet safety (security, threats, media, cyber-bullying parental controls, and monitoring)
  • Injury prevention and safety (rules, bullying, water safety, weapons safety, and first aid/CPR/AED)
  • Substance use and abuse (harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and over-the-counter drugs)
  • Community health (local health organizations, technology, resources, and services)
  • Environmental health (adverse health effects, chemicals toxins, and pollutants)
  • Consumer health (advertising, media influence, products, and services)
  • Teen dating violence (dating, media, abuse, and violence)