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5th Grade Health

Ch. 28 Infectious Disease

Explains what infectious diseases are and details both their means of transmission and how the risk of infection can be decreased. Some common infectious disease are also described.

  1. What Causes Infectious Diseases
    1. The types of pathogens that cause disease
    2. The spread of bacterial infection through cell division
    3. How viruses differ from other pathogens
    4. Major routes for the spread of infectious diseases and give examples of diseases spread through each route
    5. Two main types of defenses used by the immune system
  2. Common Infectious Disease
    1. Causes, means of transmission, symptoms, and treatment for common infectious diseases
  3. Preventing Infectious Disease
    1. Differentiate between active and passive immunity
    2. Vaccines
    3. Ways to avoid contracting or spreading pathogens.

Ch. 31 Noninfectious Disease and Disabilities

Symptoms, causes, treatments, and prevention of common noninfectious diseases.

  1. Lifestyle Diseases
    1. Risk factors of cardiovascular disease and treating cardiovascular disease
    2. Describes hypertension and identify factors related to it
    3. Define and describe arteriosclerosis
    4. Disease of the heart and signs of a stroke
  2. Cancer
    1. How cancer develops
    2. Known carcinogens
    3. Types of cancer
    4. Warning signs of cancer
    5. Basic approaches to treating cancer
  3. Other Noninfectious Diseases
    1. Types of Diabetes and its progression
    2. Types of Arthritis, prevention and treatment
  4. Physical and Mental Challenges
    1. Types of challenges

Ch. 20 The Beginning of the Life Cycle

This Chapter explores life from its initial stage as a single cell through the developmental stages of childhood.

  1. Prenatal Development and Care
    1. The major events in the first nine months of life, from fertilization through birth
    2. Prenatal care and why it is important
    3. Prenatal risks
  2. From Generation to Generation 
    1. The process of heredity
    2. Genetic disorders
  3. Birth Through Late Childhood
    1. Explore the first four Erikson’s stages of development

Ch. 21 Adolescence- A Time of Change

The physical, mental, emotional, and social changes that occur during adolescence. Also discussion why abstinence is the best choices for teens.

  1. Changes During Adolescence
    1. Physical, mental, emotional, and social changes that occur during puberty and adolescence
    2. The developmental tasks of adolescences
    3. Personal identity                                                 
  2. Abstinence
    1. Safe and responsibility choices for adolescents
    2. Consider the consequences, establishing priorities, learn refusal skills, personal safety and where to  find support

Ch. 5 Nutrition, Food, Health and Safety

Proper nutrition, healthful food choices, reading and understanding food labels, being a smart food consumer, food and kitchen safety.

 

6th Grade Health

Ch. 4 Physically Active for Life

Focuses on skills-related fitness and considerations during training to reduce risks of injury and help athletes perform at their best.

  1. Physical Activity and Skills-Related Fitness
    1. Lifestyle activities and sports activities
    2. Six basic measures of skills-related fitness
    3. Abilities of each skill
  2. Physical Activity and Total Health
    1. Training programs
    2. How mind-body connection affects sports performance
  3. Avoiding Injuries
    1. Most Common injuries that occur during exercise
    2. Weather related risks when exercising
    3. Ways to avoid risk and injuring during exercise

Ch. 19 Your Body’s Reproductive System

The structure, function, care and problems of the male and female reproductive system.

  1. The Male Reproductive System
    1. Structure and functions of the male reproductive system
    2. Ways to care for the male reproductive system
    3. Some disorders of the male reproductive system
  2. The Female Reproductive System
    1. Structure and functions of the female reproductive system
    2. Ways to care for the female reproductive system
    3. Some disorders of the female reproductive system

Ch. 29 Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases

How adolescence and young adults are at risks. The symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments of STI’s.

  1. Preventing STI’s
    1. Define Sexually Transmitted Infections
    2. Reasons why teens as a group are at risk
    3. How contracting an STI can change the course of one’s life
    4. Identify abstinence as the 100% effective way to avoid contracting as STI
    5. Learn refusal skills, personal safety and where to find support
  2. Common STI’s and Their Treatments
    1. Identify Symptoms and treatments for some of the STI’s
    2. Importance of seeking medical attention for any signs of an STI and notifying any past sexual partners

Ch. 30 HIV and AIDS

How HIV attacks the immune system and can ultimately result in AIDS. Means of transmission, symptoms, research and treatment, and prevention of HIV infection are also discussed.

  1. HIV Infection
    1. Body fluids through which HIV is known to be transmitted
    2. List behaviors known to transmit HIV
    3. Myths regarding HIV transmission
  2. Treatment for HIV-Related Illnesses and AIDS
    1. Test that detects the presence of HIV antibodies
    2. Factors that determine a diagnosis of AIDS
    3. Ways to protect against HIV transmission

Ch. 5 Nutrition, Food, Health, and Safety

Proper nutrition, healthful food choices, reading and understanding food labels, being a smart food consumer, food and kitchen safety.

 

 

7th Grade Health

Ch. 15 Integumentary, Skeleton, and Muscular Systems

Structures, function, care and problems of each system.

  1. The Integumentary System
    1. Includes the skin, hair, nails, and sweet glands
    2. Functions that affects one’s overall appearance
    3. Structure, potential problems, and skin care
  2. The Skeleton System
    1. Function of the skeletal system
    2. Structure and function of bones
    3. Compare the various types of joints
    4. Care and problems
  3. The Muscular System
    1. Structure and function of muscles
    2. What causes muscles to contract
    3. Identify way to care for muscles
    4. Problems of the muscular system
    5. Harm of Anabolic Steroids, learn refusal skills, personal safety and where to  find support

Ch. 16 Nervous and Endocrine System

Structures, functions, care and problems of each system.

  1. The Nervous System
    1. Functions and characteristics of neurons
    2. Describe the nervous system
    3. Functions of the parts of the brain
    4. Define the peripheral nervous system
    5. Reflex action
    6. Care of the Nervous System
    7. Symptoms, causes, and treatment of various injuries, disease, and disorders of the nervous system
  2. The Endocrine System
    1. Functions of hormones
    2. Name the glands of the endocrine system
    3. Effects of specific hormones on the body
    4. Conditions resulting from improper functioning of certain glands

Ch. 17 Circulatory and Respiratory Systems

The structure, function, care, and problems of each system

  1. The Circulatory System
    1. Pathways of pulmonary and systemic circulation
    2. Explain the purpose of arteries, capillaries, and veins
    3. Functions/problems of the lymphatic system
    4. How the two main types of lymphocytes help your body fight pathogens
    5. Risk factors related to circulatory
    6. Problems that affect the cardiovascular system
  2. The Respiratory System
    1. Functions of respiration
    2. Exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide
    3. Care/problems for the respiratory system

Ch. 18 Digestive and Urinary System

The structure, function, care, and problems of each system

  1. The Digestive System
    1. Describe digestion
    2. Identify and explain the function of each organ of the digestive system
    3. Preventive measures for digestive disorders
    4. Problems associated with digestive system
  2. The Urinary System
    1. Function/Organs of the Urinary System
    2. Problems of the Urinary System

Ch. 5 Nutrition, Food, Health and Safety

Proper nutrition, healthful food choices, reading and understanding food labels, being a smart food consumer, food and kitchen safety.

 

8th Grade Health

Ch. 10 Mental and Emotional Problems

Types of Mental disorders and identifying the risk factors and warning signs of suicide. Also discussion of help that is available.

  1. What are Mental Disorders
    1. Organic and Functional mental disorders
    2. How it affects the mind/body and how a person can live a happy, healthy life.
    3. How to cope in healthful ways
  2. Suicide Prevention
    1. Identify suicide risk factors
    2. Signs of suicidal behaviors
    3. Discuss ways to help prevent suicide
  3. Getting Help
    1. Identify signs of mental health problems
    2. Contacting the various types of care providers for mental health

Ch. 13 Peer Relationships

Types of peer relationships and the impact peer influences has on the individual. Forms of negative peer pressure are examined and refusal skills are practiced.

  1. Developing Responsible Relationships
    1. Types of peer relationships
    2. Discuss the negative effects of cliques
    3. Dating relationships
  2. Peer Pressure and Refusal Skills
    1. Both Positive and Negative peer pressure and manipulation
    2. Ways of responding to negative peer pressure
    3. Identify the three-step process of assertive refusal

Ch. 23 Understanding Medicines

Types of medicine, explaining their appropriate usage and possible side effects.

  1. Safety of medicine
    1. Reactions and side effects
    2. Role of Food and Drug Administration
    3. Safety, abuse, withdrawal and your body

Ch. 24 Tobacco

Dangers of the use of tobacco and discussion of tobacco products.

  1. Tobacco Use- A High Risk Behavior
    1. Why teens may smoke
    2. How tobacco use is directly linked to respiratory and circulatory diseases
    3. Other health related problems for smokers and nonsmokers
    4. Approaches available to people who wish to become tobacco free
    5. Learn refusal skills, personal safety and where to  find support

Ch. 25 Alcohol

The health risks of using alcohol, the process of alcoholism, and the costs of alcohol use to the family and society as a whole. Explore influences and reasons that individuals drink.

  1. Alcohol Use: A High-Risk Behavior
    1. Why do people choose to drink
    2. Factors that affect teen alcohol use
    3. What Alcohol does to the body
    4. Consequences of drinking and driving
    5. Consequences of alcohol abuse
    6. Problems that occur when alcohol is missed with other drugs
    7. Problems that can occur when pregnant
    8. Learn refusal skills, personal safety and where to  find support

Ch. 26 Illegal Drugs

The dangers of medicine misuse and substance abuse. We will explore how various drugs affect the body and provides strategies for preventing substance abuse.

  1. Drug Use- A High-Risk Behavior
    1. Identify why people use drugs
    2. Dangers of substance abuse
    3. Costs of drug use to user, family and society
    4. Risks of misuse and abuse to each
    5. Strategies for Preventing Substance abuse
    6. Identify who to get help
    7. Recovery and Addiction
    8. Learn refusal skills, personal safety and where to  find support

Ch. 35 Providing First Aid and Emergencies

We will discuss First Aid and common medical emergencies.

  1. Administering First Aid
    1. Define First Aid
    2. Responding to emergency in a safe way
    3. Practice performing CPR and using the AED on an adult and child
    4. How to treat poisons

Ch. 5 Nutrition, Food, Health, and Safety

Proper nutrition, healthful food choices, reading and understanding food labels, being a smart food consumer, food and kitchen safety.