HLC Middle School Program

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Program Overview

The HLC Middle School Program engages youth to become their own health advocate. Because middle school students rather not be told what to do or how to think, the HLC Middle School Program is designed to teach important health skills by providing youth with information about positive behaviors and consequences, and allowing them to work in teams to reach healthy conclusions.

The program includes important health skills based on National Health Education Standards, but allows instructors the flexibility to choose, rearrange and embellish topics based on the personal needs of students. The program is divided into units, including:

  • Wellness
  • Mental and emotional health
  • Effective communication and decision-making
  • Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
  • Injury and violence prevention
  • Physical activity and nutrition
  • Growth and development
  • Diseases/HIV/AIDS
  • Environmental health

Highlights

  • Promotes positive behavior choices and helps students advocate for their own health
  • Comprehensive, yet flexible for instructors and students
  • Includes short-term and long-term assignments for individuals and teams
  • Includes program assessments

Scope & Sequence

   1: Intro to Health & Wellness    2: Emotions & Behaviors
6th Grade:
1, 2, 5, 6, 7
7th Grade:
1, 2, 3, 4
8th Grade:
1, 2
6th Grade:
All
7th Grade:
8th Grade:
  1. Program Introduction
  2. Assessing Health Knowledge
  3. Making Healthy Choices
  4. Social Norms
  5. Personal Health and Behavior Inventory
  6. Setting Goals
  7. Personal Health Goal
  1. Self-Image
  2. Self-Esteem
  3. Dealing with Emotions
  4. Living your Values
  5. Assertive, Aggressive & Passive Behaviors
  6. Skits
   3: Communication    4: Decision Making & Problem Solving
6th Grade:
7th Grade:
All
8th Grade:
6th Grade:
7th Grade:
8th Grade:
All
  1. Effective Communication
  2. Active Listening
  3. Saying “NO”
  4. Skits
  1. Decision-Making Model
  2. Living with Decisions
  3. Mind Mapping
  4. Perspective
  5. Right Side of the Brain – Optional
   5: ATOD    6: Stress Management
6th Grade:
3
7th Grade:
1, 2
8th Grade:
1, 4, 5, 6, 7
6th Grade:
1
7th Grade:
1, 4, 5
8th Grade:
2, 3
  1. Drug Use and Abuse
  2. Signs of Drug Dependence
  3. Underage Drinking
  4. Researching Drug Information
  5. Skits
  6. External Influences
  7. Be Media Smart
  1. Stress
  2. Depression
  3. Teen Suicide
  4. Stress Management
  5. Relaxation Techniques
   7: Social & Anti-Social Behaviors    8: Injury Prevention / Violence
6th Grade:
7th Grade:
1, 2, 3, 6
8th Grade:
4, 5
6th Grade:
All
7th Grade:
8th Grade:
  1. Healthy Relationships
  2. Hurtful Relationships
  3. Conflict Resolution
  4. Dating Violence
  5. Social Skills
  6. Anti-Social Behaviors
  1. Unintentional Injuries
  2. Leading Killers
  3. Immediate and Long Term Effects
  4. Online Safety
  5. Bullying
   9: Physical Activity / Nutrition    10: The Environment
6th Grade:
1, 6
7th Grade:
2, 7, 8, 9
8th Grade:
3, 4, 5
6th Grade:
7th Grade:
8th Grade:
All
  1. Physical Activity
  2. Fitness
  3. F.I.T.T. Rule
  4. Skits
  5. Dietary Guidelines
  6. Food Guide Pyramid
  7. Nutrition Facts Labels
  8. Nutrients
  9. Nutrition Review
  1. Caring for Our Planet
  2. Advocacy Project
  3. Poster Presentation
   11: Growth and Development    12: Diseases and Disorders
6th Grade:
7th Grade:
8th Grade:
6th Grade:
7th Grade:
8th Grade:
  1. Puberty
  2. Reproductive Health
  3. Benefits of Abstinence
  4. Gender Roles and Stereotypes
  5. Responsibility in Relationships
  6. Lifetime Goals
  1. STDs
  2. HIV/AIDS

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