8th Grade Health

8th Grade Health (04066802)

Length:  Year

Format: Meets Two (2) Days in an Eight (8)-Day Cycle

Description: The goal of this course is to provide the students with a strong foundation of health knowledge, which is essential for healthy living and academic success. Topics include: the wellness scale, personality, decision-making steps, consequences, goal-setting, mental health, signs and symptoms of depression, coping with depression, stress and stressors, healthy coping mechanisms, alcohol, effects of alcohol use on a teen, family and society, and categories of illegal drugs and their effects. Additionally, students will be required to know the male and female anatomy, the stages of reproduction, sexually transmitted diseases, and the development of healthy relationships in the teen years.