7th Grade Health:

Fitness Concepts & Wellness

  • Understand and give examples of the FITT principle
  • Know the components of fitness
  • Examine a fitness assessment
  • Finding and determining heart rate (rest, max, target)
  • Understand the importance of exercise in leading a healthy lifestyle
  • Set personal fitness goals
  • Aerobic vs. anaerobic

Mental Health & Stress

  • Understand and describe healthy and unhealthy stress levels
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of stress/anxiety
  • Learn techniques to reduce stress level
  • Understand the harmful effects of too much stress on all aspects of health
  • Understand the relationship between stress, self-esteem and depression
  • Be able to identify warning signs and risk factors of depression and suicide
  • Apply techniques that could be used to help a suicidal person


Nutrition

  • Be able to read food labels and understand information
  • Demonstrate understanding of and application of nutrition practices (reading food labels, portion sizes, making healthy choices).
  • Identify and describe the six essential nutrients, what they do and food they're in
  • Understand the difference between nutrients and how our body uses them
  • Healthy and unhealthy eating habits
  • Understand what eating disorders are and how they harm the body
  • Understand the structure and function of the digestive system
  • Analyze daily health/fitness habits and set goals for improvement
  • Understand the relationship between food and exercise
  • Explain how the components of health relates to nutritional behaviors


Alcohol

  • Understands the effects of alcohol (body/mind - physical/social/mental/emotional)
  • Learn effective refusal skills in order to say no to the pressure of alcohol use
  • Describe how alcohol could create risky situations
  • Analyze alcohol ads to find purpose and meaning
  • Demonstrate understand of how the body metabolizes alcohol


Family Life & Sexual Health

  • Understand the difference between risky and non risky behaviors
  • Know the reproductive anatomy of both males and females
  • Understand basic reproductive vocabulary
  • Demonstrate knowledge of communicable and non communicable diseases associated with sexual health
  • Explain abstinence and its positive benefits
  • Explain basic prenatal development vocabulary


First Aid

  • Be able to perform CPR procedures
  • Be able to perform back blows and abdominal thrusts
  • Be able to perform basic first aid