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Seventh Grade Health Curriculum Objectives


Seventh Grade Health Curriculum Objectives


Sexual Health (HE2; HE3; HE6)

  1. Student describes body changes that occur during puberty.
  2. Student explains the process of human reproduction, including conception, prenatal development and birth.
  3. Student identifies the social, emotional, and physical benefits of healthy behaviors (e.g., setting personal limits/boundaries, abstaining from sex).
  4. Student identifies symptoms, risk factors, cause, transmission, treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS.
  5. Student identifies effective methods to prevent HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy.
  6. Student analyzes how information from peers, families, and media influences health (e.g., body image, sexual identity, personal health practices.
  7. Student analyzes influences on sexual behavior (e.g., family, peers, religion, media, culture, internal factors).
  8. Student sets a goal to improve sexual health (e.g., sexual abstinence, setting personal boundaries and limits).

Nutrition and Physical Activity (HE5; HE7)

  1. Student demonstrates effective ways to promote and support positive health (e.g., supporting others to choose healthy foods and be physically active; emphasis on food allergies).
  2. Student analyzes how personal preferences, restrictions, and barriers influence decisions related to healthy eating can effect others with food allergies.
  3. Student describes how their decisions impact the health of themselves and others (e.g., poor food handling practices, short-term consequences of unhealthy food choices).

Personal Health and Wellness (HE2; HE3)

  1. Student describes the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health (e.g., practicing good personal hygiene, acknowledging the importance of immunizations, cooperating in regular health screenings).
  2. Student analyzes the physical, emotional, mental, and social importance of keeping the body clean through daily health care practices.
  3. Student describes when it is important to seek health care and the benefits of early detection and treatment of disease.
  4. Student describes how lifestyle, pathogens, family history and other risk factors are related to the cause and prevention of disease and other health problems.
  5. Student explains how appropriate health care can prevent premature death and disability (e.g., health screenings, self-examinations, immunizations).
  6. Student describes how school, family, and peers influence the health practices of individuals (e.g., sun safety, immunizations, access to health care).

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