Grade 7 Course Outline

Middle School Health Education
Ms. Smith, Room M106
Email: amy.smith@saschina.org

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, emotional and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease.”
–World Health Organization

At SAS Puxi Campus each student will take one semester of Health in grade 6, 7 & 8. Health education at SAS is based on the wellness approach that integrates social, emotional, mental and physical health, as well as the development of personal values.

Assessment Policies:

In health class, we will check for your understanding through a wide variety of assessments.
You will be evaluated on the following:
1.. Class discussions: Because this subject deals with REAL LIFE subject matter, participation is the most important thing you can do to learn in this class. You want to make sure you’re engaging with your peers so you can learn to make healthy decisions together!
2. Projects/Presentations
3. Meditation Time (journaling, mindfulness, guided meditations)
4. In class assignments and homework: Most work in health can be completed in class. However, if time is not used wisely, assignments may have to be completed at home.

Your homework is to hang out with your family, or go outside and play!

Health Class Norms

Now it’s your turn to chat! Your job is to come up with how you and your friends want our classroom to run and function by coming up with class norms. When discussing and coming up with ideas, here are some things to think about: What do you value most when learning? How do you think others and yourself should act while in health class? What type of classroom environment do you learn best in?

Jot down class norms in your journal so you’ll always have a place where you can go back and revisit them!

7th Grade Syllabus

(what’s going to happen this semester?)

1. Goal Setting

SMART Goals and the steps of the goal setting process

Review Time!

2. Communication and Conflict Resolution

How do I effectively communicate with others?

  • Standard 5: Advocates for personal, family & community health

3. Nutrition, Physical Activity, Sleep and Time Management

How can I influence others to make Healthy Choices?

Making Healthy Choices about nutrition, physical activity

  • Standard 4: Sets and Reflects upon personal health goals

4. Healthy Choices Letter

Students write a letter to a future middle school student writing about the importance of making healthy decisions in ms when it comes to physical activity, nutrition, sleep, time management and tech).

  • Standard 1: Identifies & demonstrates balance in health practices (letter)
  • Standard 2: Analyzes the influence of media. Culture and values on Health

5. Advocacy PSA project

What is an advocate?

What are some different ways to advocate?

How can we work together to advocate for a cause we feel strongly about?

  • Standard 3: Accesses & Evaluates Valid Information
  • Standard 4: Sets and Reflects upon personal health goals
  • Standard 5: Advocates for personal, family & community health

 

 

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Meditation Resources

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Go to bed!

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