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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 TLC (Teen Leaders Collaborating) curriculum, in which students work together to gain wisdom to care for their own emotional health, to connect positively with people in their school, and to impact their larger community as confident leaders.

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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