Middle School Grade 6 Health Education

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Grade 6 Health Education

San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) requires that all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders receive a minimum of 30 periods of health education each year.

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Mental / Emotional

Curriculum

 

6th Grade SECOND STEP

6th Grade SECOND STEP 

6th Grade SECOND STEP curriculum helps students learn the protective skills to make good choices and stay engaged in school despite the pitfalls of substance abuse, bullying, cyber bullying, and peer pressure.

Recommended Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Empathy and Communication: Working in Groups
  • Lesson 2: Empathy and Communication: Friends and Allies
  • Lesson 6: Bullying Prevention: Recognizing Bullying
  • Lesson 7: Bullying Prevention: Bystanders
  • Lesson 8: Emotion Management: Emotions – Brain and Body
  • Lesson 9: Emotion Management: Calming-Down Strategies

Growth and Development

Growing Bodies Active Consent Lessons | Sexual Harassment/Violence Lessons

 

Curriculum

Recommended Lessons

 

 6th grade – Planned Parenthood Puberty Lessons

A curriculum resource provided by Planned Parenthood Northern California.

These five lessons are recommended for 6th grade students:

 6th grade – Planned Parenthood

  • Lesson 1: All Bodies
  • Lesson 2: Male Bodies
  • Lesson 3: Female Bodies
  • Lesson 4: Pregnancy, Birth & Safety
  • Lesson 5: Healthy Relationships

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Substance Use

Curriculum

 

Health Smart Middle School: Tobacco Alcohol & other Drug Prevention

Health Smart Middle School: Tobacco Alcohol & other Drug Prevention

Recommended lessons

  • Lesson 1: Teens and Drugs: What’s the Truth?
  • Lesson 6: Experimentation and Addiction: What’s the Truth?
  • Lesson 8: Influences on my Choices About Drugs
  • Lesson 10: My Peers and their Feelings About Drugs
  • Lesson 11: Family, School, and Community Rules About Drugs
  • Lesson 15: Peer Pressure: Read Between the Lines

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Additional Resources

 

Edible Marijuana: Is it safe?

Edible Marijuana: Is it safe?

In this 18 min. DVD, viewers learn how consuming marijuana in edible form affects the body and brain differently than smoking it. This film gives an overview of the types of edibles and how using edible marijuana can lead to addiction and impact different aspects of a user’s life.

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Nutrition and Activity

6 lessons on nutrition and physical activity

Curriculum

 

Health Smart Middle School: Nutrition & Physical Activity

 

Health Smart Middle School: Nutrition & Physical Activity

ETR’s Health Smart program gives children and youth the knowledge and skills to make healthy choices and establish life-long healthy behaviors.

Recommended Lessons

Lesson 1: What are Nutrients
Lesson 2: What Should I Eat & How Much
Lesson 3: Assessing my Eating Habits
Lesson 9: What Influences My Food Choices?
Lesson 11: Body Image Basics
Lesson 15: Assessing My Physical Activity

Safety

Secondary Violence LessonsSexual Harassment Lessons ViolenceGun Violence Lessons

 

Curriculum

Health Smart Middle School: Violence & Injury Prevention

 

Health Smart Middle School: Violence & Injury Prevention

ETR’s Health Smart program gives children and youth the knowledge and skills to make healthy choices and establish life-long healthy behaviors.

Recommended Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Risks & Unintentional Injury
  • Lesson 3: Safety Rules to Prevent Common Injury
  • Lesson 6: Making Safe Decisions

LGBTQ Diversity

Secondary Pride Resources

 

Curriculum

 

That’s a Family!

That’s a Family! is an entertaining documentary that breaks new ground in helping children in grades K-8 understand the different shapes families take today.

Recommended Lessons

Gay and Lesbian Parents, (Pg. 38 – 41)

 

 

 Let's Get Real

Let’s Get Real

Let’s Get Real examines issues that lead to taunting and bullying, including racial differences, perceived sexual orientation, learning disabilities, religious differences, and sexual harassment.

Recommended Lessons

Chapter 6 – Vocabulary, What are and Why not to use

Anti – Gay Slurs (Pg, 46 – 47)

 

 

Image removed.A Place in the Middle

A Place in the Middle

A Place in the Middle is the true story of a young girl in Hawaiʻi who dreams of leading the boys-only hula group at her school, and a teacher who empowers her through traditional culture. This kid-friendly educational film is a great way to get students thinking and talking about the values of diversity and inclusion, the power of knowing your heritage, and how to prevent bullying by creating a school climate of aloha – from their own point of view! Free video and guide.

Recommended Lessons

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Additional

Open the Door and Get Out and Explore | Get Out and Explore Flyer

 

Curriculum

 

Let’s Get Real

Let’s Get Real

Let’s Get Real examines issues that lead to taunting and bullying, including racial differences, perceived sexual orientation, learning disabilities, religious differences, and sexual harassment.

Recommended Lessons

  • Chapter 5 – Sexual Harassment & Standing up as a group (Pg. 44 – 45)
  • Activity, Flirting or Hurting (Pg. 76-78)

 

 

 

 

Common Sense Media’s Digital Life

Common Sense Media’s Digital Life series asks “What is the place of digital media in our lives?” Students are introduced to the 24/7, social nature of digital media and technologies, and gain basic vocabulary and knowledge for discussing the media landscape.

Recommended Lessons

  • Online Safety, Digital Life 101
    Students watch the video “Digital Life 101,” which shows the 24/7, social nature of digital media — a change from the media consumption culture of the past. They then make similes about their digital lives and learn that because media connects us in more social and interactive ways than ever before, it is important to carry out online relationships responsibly. This lesson also serves as an assessment baseline for teachers to gain a better understanding of their students’ familiarity with digital media and vocabulary associated with digital life.

 

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