8th Grade Health:

  • Health Triangle (Review)
  • Mental and Emotional Disorders
  • Suicide Prevention, Awareness, and Getting Help
  • Understanding Grief and Coping with Loss
  • Effects of Alcohol 
    • Short Term and Long Term
    • Physical, Mental/Emotional, Social Impacts
    • Addiction and Treatment (5 Day Addiction Project)
  • Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
    • Influencing Factors
    • Facts vs. Myths
    • Intoxication Goggle Activity
  • School Resource Officer (SRO) Visit/Presentation
  • Refusal Skills
  • Case Study (Samantha Spady)
  • Types of Drugs
    • Over-the-counter (OTC's), Behind-the-counter (BTC's), Illegal Drugs
  • Types of Drug Use
    • Misuse, Use and Abuse
  • Drug Classifications 
    • Examples
    • Effects
    • Short Term and Long Term Impacts
    • Prevention, Addiction, and Treatment
  • Marijuana Legalization Research and Debate Project
  • Love, Commitment, and Affection
  • Infatuation
  • Setting Limits
  • Abstinence
  • Safely and appropriately ending relationships
  • Male and Female Reproductive Systems
    • Anatomy
    • Physiology
    • Common Health Care Practices
    • Associated Problems/Challenges
  • Prevention
  • How STI's/ and HIV/AIDS are spread and contracted
  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms
  • Identify short term vs. long term effects. (Physical, Mental/Emotional, and Social)
  • Differentiate between cure vs. treatment.
  • Identify ways of getting help.
Students will select what they believe is a pressing health issue in our society  They will research and present their topic either to their class, teacher, or both with the goal of educating and making others more aware.
All 100% Remote Students are required to "check in" during my 12:30-1:00 PM live Google Meeting session every Wednesday unless told otherwise.  This will allow us to formally connect each week to clarify content, catch up on work, and/or confirm understanding.
9.11 Getting to Know You Flipgrid
9.14 - Health Triangle
9.16 - Mental Health Disorders Video Reflection
9.17 - Mental Health Disorders Warning Signs (Application)
9.18 - Mental Health Disorders Quiz