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HEALTH and SOFT SKILLS CURRICULUM

Health education is provided in multi-disciplinary fashion at CMS.  Students learn about body systems, developmental changes and appropriate physical care during their science classes and grade-level skills classes.  Social and emotional well-being is also a major part of this curriculum, and we work with students to develop their skills in communication, relationship management, emotional health and organization/time management.  Following are some highlights of this curriculum at each grade level, as well as the complete curriculum map:

6th Grade:

  • Life Science class examines cell mutation, with specific emphasis on cancer

  • Presentations delivered by members of the American Medical Student Association address:  personal hygiene, puberty, exercise and nutrition

  • Skills class helps 6th grade students develop effective study and organization skills

 

7th Grade:

  • Biology class covers body systems:   digestion, circulation, respiration, immune response, nerves, endocrine system, reproduction

  • Presentations delivered by members of the American Medical Student Association address:  substance abuse and addiction (specifically drugs, alcohol and tobacco), as well as mental health (emphasizing anxiety and depression)

  • Students participate in the ROX (Ruling Our Experiences) curriculum

 

8th Grade:

  • Presentations delivered by members of the American Medical Student Association address:  body image, eating disorders, sexual harassment, healthy relationships and communication, dating violence, puberty (female and male), pregnancy and prevention, and sexually transmitted diseases

  • Students in 8th grade Seminar class read and discuss The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, which includes material about substance abuse and addiction (tobacco, alcohol, drugs), time management and strategies for resisting peer pressure

  • 8th Grade Seminar class includes a public speaking module 

Please click here to download the complete curriculum map.

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