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  • Eighth Grade Topics

    Wholistic Health Concepts and Wellness

    • Traditional Medicine/Alternative Approaches
    • Healthy Choices
    • Development of a Healthy Attitude Introduction to Total Well Being
    • Physical, Emotional, Mental and Social Well Being
    • Goal Setting
    • Prevention
    • Factors that Affect Well Being
    • Leading Causes of Death
    • Risky Behaviors
    • Basic Needs
    • Attitude
    • Development of Personality
    • Depression, Mental Health Issues

    Problem Solving and Decision Making

    • Now and Future Project
    • Individual and Group Solutions
    • Health Issues in Society
    • Problem Solving Model
    • Communication Skills
    • Decision Making Model

    Substance Use and Abuse

    • Alcohol and Alcohol Awareness
    • Alcoholism
    • Classification of Substances
    • Over the Counter Drugs/Prescription
    • Illegal Drugs
    • Impact on Health in the Long and Short Term
    • Substance Use, Abuse
    • Addiction
    • Detoxification, Treatment, Support Services
    • Substance Abuse Project
    • Tobacco
    • Second Hand Smoke
    • Dangers, Disorders and Diseases
    • Prevention
    • Advertising and Politics

    Stress and Stress Management

    • Identification of Stressors
    • Healthy Coping Techniques
    • Time Management 
    • IO Dot Activity

    Disease Prevention

    • Heart Disease
    • Heart Attack
    • CPR and AED
    • Cancer Terms
    • Carcinogens
    • Causes, Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment
    • Breast Cancer, BSE Education
    • Testicular Cancer, TSE Education
    • Skin Cancer, Self Checks
    • Nutrition and Healthy Snacking
    • Processed vs. Whole Foods
    • Organic Choices and Farm to Table
    • Fitness
    • Blood Pressure Monitoring
    • Pedometer use

    Human Growth and Development

    • Review of Puberty
    • Male and Female Anatomy and Physiology
    • Male and Female Reproduction
    • Pregnancy and Fetal Development
    • Sexually Transmitted Disease and Illness Awareness & Prevention
    • Risks and Reputation
    • Fetal Development
    • Pregnancy
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Relationships
    • Sexual Harassment