Mr. Sweeney's 7th Grade Health
Welcome to 7th grade Health at WGMS!
West Genesee Middle School uses the HealthSmart Middle School Curriculum as its primary source of information. This is a comprehensive health program that is grounded in sound educational and behavioral theory. Due to time constraints and individual community needs not all of the lessons are covered. Some of the lessons have been readjusted to better fit the needs of our seventh grade population. In addition, some additional outside information will be used to further enhance the level of learning.
The 6 main topics (Areas of Functional Knowledge) we will be covering are (Primary areas of risk for adolescents as identified by the CDC):
Emotional and Mental Health
Physical Activity and Nutrition
Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
Violence, Injury Prevention and First Aid
Abstinence, Puberty and Personal Health
HIV, STD & Pregnancy Prevention
The curriculum focuses on developmental personal and social skills. The specific skills addressed are:
Planning and Goal Setting
My Philosophy of Health Education
To provide my students with the knowledge and skills needed to make good choices that will help them lead happy, healthy and productive lives.