7th Grade Health
This course will provide students an opportunity to develop an understanding of health concepts, behaviors, and skills that reduce health risks and enhance the health and well-being of self and others, to set personal health goals, and to evaluate health information, products, services, and the effects of health behaviors on the community. Specific topics will include human body systems, personal safety, personal fitness, the prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, the development of healthy relationships, communication skills, medication and substance abuse and sexuality education that focuses on dating and abstinence education.
Food choices greatly impact a person’s quality of life.
Being physically active contributes to a healthy lifestyle.
A person’s choices related to sexual activity have consequences.
What are the functions and sources of essential nutrients?
What is healthful eating?
Why are there so many health problems caused by poor eating?
How can I stay safe on-line?
How can communication enhance my personal health and develop positive relationships?
How fit should someone your age be?
Why is physical fitness important? How do you maintain physical fitness?
What are the consequences and responsibilities of decisions regarding sexual activity?
Course Academic Vocabulary:
Digestive System and Nutrient Vocabulary
2. 6 essential nutrients
3. Digestive system
7. Small Intestines
8. Excretory system
15. Saturated Fat
16. Unsaturated Fat
18. Excretory system
Reproductive System Vocabulary-Male
Reproductive System Vocabulary - Female
Estrogen & Progesterone
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