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Seventh Grade Health Curriculum Objectives
Sexual Health (HE2; HE3; HE6)
- Student describes body changes that occur during puberty.
- Student explains the process of human reproduction, including conception, prenatal development and birth.
- Student identifies the social, emotional, and physical benefits of healthy behaviors (e.g., setting personal limits/boundaries, abstaining from sex).
- Student identifies symptoms, risk factors, cause, transmission, treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS.
- Student identifies effective methods to prevent HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy.
- Student analyzes how information from peers, families, and media influences health (e.g., body image, sexual identity, personal health practices.
- Student analyzes influences on sexual behavior (e.g., family, peers, religion, media, culture, internal factors).
- Student sets a goal to improve sexual health (e.g., sexual abstinence, setting personal boundaries and limits).
Nutrition and Physical Activity (HE5; HE7)
- 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).
- Student analyzes how personal preferences, restrictions, and barriers influence decisions related to healthy eating can effect others with food allergies.
- 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)
- 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).
- Student analyzes the physical, emotional, mental, and social importance of keeping the body clean through daily health care practices.
- Student describes when it is important to seek health care and the benefits of early detection and treatment of disease.
- Student describes how lifestyle, pathogens, family history and other risk factors are related to the cause and prevention of disease and other health problems.
- Student explains how appropriate health care can prevent premature death and disability (e.g., health screenings, self-examinations, immunizations).
- 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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