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 This is the #1 Best-Selling Middle School Health program on TeacherPayTeachers!!


This digital download product, is editable in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for print and online on Google Drive.


This curriculum will help your teens navigate the mental, social, and emotional changes during this time in life and thrive. There are three 90+ semester lesson programs included!



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>> Integrated Skills Based, Content Based / Knowledge Based. The best of both worlds.

>> Meets all MS National Health Education Standards. 

>> Meets all MS Technical Subjects Health Common Core Standards.

>> Meets all Washington State’s rigorous Health Education Standards.

>> Fact and Evidence based. The program meets all 15 “Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum” set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



Why Purchase This Program:


  • Includes 4 Ready-to-Teach separate programs set up for 6, 9, 12, + 18 Week programs!
  • Teacher directions follow PowerPoint slides to walk you through lessons
  • FUN! I added a fun flip and fold interactive version of the "Student Packet Notes!" Students take notes from PowerPoint slides in all kinds of shapes and foldable cut-outs!
  • ALL STUDENT DOCS uploaded onto Google Slides and Forms
  • This program was created by a National Board Certified Health teacher with 19 years of experience teaching Health. Lessons are hands-on, innovative, impacting, and tried and tested!
  • Low Prep!


  • ★ Bullying Escape Room
  • ★ Dangerous Decisions Unit!
  • ★ Interactive Food Label
  • ★ Addiction Escape Room
  • ★ Healthy Goals online on Google Slides
  • ★ Depression Escape Room


  • Assign Health worksheets in your Google Classroom or paperless platform
  • Compatible with Microsoft platforms. Simply download my "Student Docs Google Slideshow" (which includes fill-in text boxes) to your computer and upload and assign on your online Microsoft platform.
  • Step-by-step instructional video on how to navigate my files and folders, and how to use the Google Slideshows, uploading to Google Drive tips and more!



 Here's what buyers have to say about my "Middle School Health Lessons":


  • "I absolutely LOVE this health curriculum! With very little resources at my school, I can use everything in this curriculum without worrying."
  • "Well worth the price." "This is saving my life!"
  • "Absolutely amazing! My students are loving it!.”
  • "Mrs. S's Health Curriculum is EXACTLY what I needed to jump start my career. No need to recreate the wheel. Mrs. S provides you everything you need to teach from day 1.”
  • “My best TPT purchase to date!”



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 Here is a QUICK LOOK at the units included:


  1. Beginning a School Year
  2. Nutrition
  3. Stress, Depression, and Suicide
  4. Tobacco
  5. Alcohol
  6. Drugs
  7. Conflict Resolution
  8. Diseases
  9. Stop Bullying: Empathy and Violence
  10. Dangerous Decisions
  11. Sex Ed.
  12. Mental Health
  13. Cultural Diversity
  14. First Aid
  15. Self-Esteem
  16. Body Systems with Q.R. Coded Worksheets!
  17. Environmental Health / Community Health
  18. Ending A School Year
  19. Dangerous Decisions





If you don't have 90 days to teach the lessons included your grade level program, I have designed 4 time-framed programs you can use!  And yes, that's 4 programs for EACH GRADE LEVEL!


These are the 4 program time frames:


- 6 Weeks

- 9 Weeks 

- 12 Weeks

- 18 Weeks


  • Since scheduling can be crazy at the middle/junior high school level, this program is FLEXIBLE!! And, as long as you use Level 1 with your youngest students, Level 2 with your middle age students, and Level 3 with your oldest students, this program will work for as many weeks as you teach your students-there is a sequential program for you!


  • Jumbled schedules, odd days of the week Health class, 4 days on-2 days off, alternating with P.E. classes…??? It doesn't matter. As long as you teach with your grade levels and use the sequential level programs, YOU ARE GOOD TO GO!


  • Even if you teach for 8 weeks instead of 9, use the 9-week program and cut out 1 week of lessons! Low-prep and easy to use!


  • There are  editable! ★ versions off ALL lessons and PowerPoints are included as well, should you want to change or add something!


  • Each "Ready-to-Teach" lesson program contains: Full step-by-step teacher PDF teacher directions, lessons, and documents, and a PDF PowerPoint presentation that walks you through the lesson for each of these teaching lines. "Student Docs Only" are also included to save paper when printing.





1. Beginning a Year Unit:



- Starting the Term Off Right!

-Learning Styles Survey

-Conversation Starters

-“Learning Style Cubes”

-“The Little Red Hen” THEME - See a fun video preview of this activity

-File Folders System

-Give Out Syllabus

-“Food Personality Survey”



-“Famous Failures” THEME

-File Folders System

-“Anonymous Teen Survey”

-“I AM ME“ Poems

-“What’s Your Animal Personality” Survey

-Tips to Boost Confidence” Video

-Shy Girl on X Factor Video

-Door Hanger Art Project



- Motivation: Building Confidence!

-“Confidence” Video with Review sheet

-“Best Motivational Video”

-The Gratitude Experiment”

-Thank You Letters

-File Folders and Learning Targets

-Who I Am Makes a Difference!

-Create Ribbons

-True Story Articles to Share


EXTRA: Organization to Begin a New School Year

-“Class Syllabus”

-Morning PowerPoints

-Learning Target Success Criteria Exit Sheet


-250 All New "Learning Target" posters

-Teacher Evaluation Tips for the "Danielson" "5 Dimensions," and "Marzano" Frameworks


2. Stress, Depression, and Suicide Unit - See a fun video preview of this unit



-“Stress Survey”

-”How Stress Affects Your Brain” Video

-“Stress Worksheet”

-How to Relieve Stress Video

-"Relieving Stress Trunks Project”

-“Sleep Project Homework”

-Five Stress Relieving Activities!

-Stress, Depression and Suicide Escape Room!



-“Animal Stress Stories”

-“Depression: Black Dog Posters”

-“Traits of Depression Worksheet”

-Review of Stress, the Importance of Sleep, Resilience, and Depression

-Depression and Thoughts of Suicide

-Overcoming Depression and Anxiety

-“Life Without You” Worksheet

-Stress-Buster Coloring Homework



-Creating “Stress Relieving” Card Game”



-Depression - vs - Clinical Depression

-True story article

-"Depression Survey”

-Bi-Polar Disorder


-"Depression Around the Room” activity

-Cutting and Suicide

-Suicide Risk Factors

-"Think Before You Speak” Video

-What to Do if Someone You Know Talks of Suicide

-New! "Shut the Door on Suicide" GOOGLE SLIDES Lessons - See a video preview of this lesson

-Unit Test Review

-“Depression/Suicide Parent-Teen Communicator”

-“Stress-Free BINGO” Test Review

-Stress Unit Assessment


3. Mental Health Unit



-The 5 Dimensions of Health

-Interactive Mental Health Road Signs Project

-"You Choose Worksheet"



-"Values Lesson"

-Values Parent-Teen Homework

-Gandhi Interactive Poster

-What's Your Biggest Regret Activity



-Multiple Intelligences Survey

-"I Am Me Worksheet"

-Optional Problem-Solving


4. Diseases Unit



-Understanding communicable diseases, pathogens, how they’re spread, and how the immune systems fights them

-“Interactive Communicable Diseases Activity“ with “Disease and Prevention Chart”

-FUN!! “Communicable Diseases Card Game” 

-“Selfie Get Well Cards” (Disease Prevention)



-CANCER Information and Art Project

-Cancer Video

-“Family Medical History Homework”

-Diseases Research Project Homework



-Understanding Non-Communicable Diseases

-World non-communicable diseases stats

-Top Four Non-Communicable Diseases in the U.S.

“Non-Communicable Diseases Interactive Heart”

-“Ways to Prevent NCD Handout”

-Online “Personal Risk Assessment Tool”

-“Non-Communicable Diseases King’s Corner” Card Game with “Non-Communicable Diseases Worksheet”


5. Empathy/Violence/Stop Bullying Unit



-Empathy Video

-Interactive Empathy Treasure Chest Project

-“Self-Esteem Survey”

-"Positive Self-Talk Activity”

-Bullying video

-Bullying Escape Room!

-Bullying Role-Play Task Cards

-Making Your Voice Count” Activity

-Cyber Bullying

-“Empathy Test” (written or outloud)



-Showing Empathy in Dealing with Bullying

-Ways to Stop a Bully Video

-“Hand in Hand” Bullying

-“Overcoming Hardships Inspiring Articles” activity

-Personality Survey

-Defining Violence

-True story articles

-Understanding anger

-"Anger Survey”

-Setting an anger goal

-Homework: Anger Cartoons

-Guest Speaker



-Definition of Empathy

-“Empathy Survey”

-"Empathy Homework”

-“Our Words Have Power

-Empathy in “Perspectacles”

-“Life Stories Poster Project “

-”What Would It Be Like” Worksheet

-“One Person Can Make a Difference”

-Inspirational Videos

-Share Life Stories in Groups

-Prejudisms Discussion

-Assertive, NOT Aggressive

-“Blind, Paralyzed, or in Prison for Life”


6. Tobacco



-The Dangers of Tobacco

-CDC Videos

-Tobacco Facts Articles

-Anti-Tobacco Song Lyrics” Project

-Songs and Present

-The Brain and Habits

-“Cleansing a Bad Habit”

-“Adding a Healthy Habit” Worksheets”

-“Support Your Peers Calendar”



-Dangers of Tobacco, Chewing Tobacco

-Tobacco Facts Articles and Puzzles

-Ad Appeals

-Marketing Psychology

-Tobacco Unit Quiz

-Tobacco Packs” Media Literacy Art Project”

-Supermarket Psychology



-The Dangers of Tobacco


-“Quit Brochures”


-Chewing Tobacco Dangers

-Cigar and Pipe Dangers


-Pregnant Smokers

-$ Spent on Cigarettes

-State Laws

-Tobacco Facts Articles

-Trends in Health Newsletter Homework


7. Alcohol Unit



-Introduction to Alcohol Unit

-"How Alcohol Affects the Body Wheels Project”

-”Alcohol Dangers” Audio Article

-“Standing Up to Peer Pressures Diamond Worksheet“

-“Assertiveness Survey”

-"Alcohol is Not For Me”



-"De-Bunking Alcohol Myths

-Getting the Facts

-“Alcohol True/False Scavenger Hunt”

-Aces Lesson-Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences

-Protective Factors Activity

-“Pros and Cons Decision-Making Model Worksheet”

-“Alcohol Role-Play Activity” (Peer Pressure lines and Refusal Skills)



-“Alcohol Truths and Myths

-Alcohol Dangers

-Alcoholism notes

-Interactive Alcohol Poisoning Activity

-Alcohol State Laws Activity

-Dysfunctional Families and Co-Dependent Behaviors

-Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

-“Fun Alcohol Board Game"

-Unit Test


8. Drugs Unit



-Intro to Drug Unit

-“Drug Classification Activity”

-Inhalants Dangers!


-Addiction Escape Room!

-Over-the-Counter Dangers Scavenger Hunt!!



-”Faces of Meth”

-Stimulants Video

-Why Teens Use Drugs

-“Body Parts 25 Things to Do Instead of Drugs”

-Molly and Other Designer Drugs Newsletter

-“OTC Scavenger Hunt”

-Drug Classification Review

-“Marijuana True-False” Quiz

-“How Pot Hurt Me” Card Game


-"Pharm Party Activity”


-Decision Making

-Drug Role-Plays

-Synthetic Drugs and more on Heroin

-Stages of Drug Addiction

-“Drug Progression Story”

-"Substance Parent-Teen Communicator” Homework



-“Risk Factors For Addiction” Survey

-Intervention Video with Video Review Sheet

-Healthy Alternatives


-Date Rape Drugs

-Ecstasy and Depressants Video

-”Drink Safety Tips” Activity


-Amotivational Syndrome

-Gateway Drugs

-Marijuana Video

-The Truth About Marijuana” Reflection

-PAIR/SHARE and Discussion

-“The Truth About Marijuana” Mural

-Drug Free BINGO Test Review

-Drug Refusal Skills Role-Play Task Cards

-Guest Speaker

-“Drug Unit Test


9. Conflict Resolution Unit



-Assertiveness Survey

-Assertive Versus Aggressive

-Start Partner Dialogue Activity

-“So Quic Model” Handout

- Partner Dialogue Activity

-Assertiveness Survey”

-“Communication and Conflict Resolution Tips Sheet

-“Building Confidence, Assertiveness, Self- Esteem Worksheet”

-"How to be More Confident” Video

-“Assertiveness Role-Plays”



-Communication Skills Activity

-“Are You an Effective Communicator Survey”

-Wallet Cards Project

-So Quic and Quiz

-“Communication Survey”

-Optional Unit Assessment



-So QUIC” Conflict Resolution Model to Resolve Conflicts

-“Why Most Relationships Fail” Video

-“Survivor” Video Example

-“I’ Statements Activity”

-Questioning Skills

-“So Quic Quiz” for Review

-Perceptions Activity

-“So Quic” Conflict Practice

-“So Quic Quiz #2”


10. Self-Esteem Unit



-Self-Esteem Survey

-What is Positive Self-Esteem?

-“Self-Esteem iPad” Project

-Thumbprint Project

-"We Are All Unique!" Activity



-Self-Esteem Projects



-Career Interest Survey

-“Rise Above the Dream Breakers Project”

-Inspirational Videos

-Self-Esteem Assessment


11. Nutrition Unit



-What is a Calorie?

-Understanding and Reading Label Ingredients

-Students make “Best or Worst Foods” Posters

-“Ingredients Quiz”

-“Where is Your Health?” Assessment

-“Where is Your Health?” Goal-setting Acronym

-Food Label Scramble

-★NEW!! Online Healthy Eating Goals!!



-Intro to Nutrition

-MyPlate Activity

-Vending Machine Savvy and Food Label Reading

-Iron and Anemia


-Protein needs

-Protein supplements and Creatine

-Sodium Facts

-“Food Records”

-“Count Your Calcium Worksheet”

-“Think Your Drink Caffeine and Sugar Activity” (Energy Drink Dangers)

-“Are you Eating Healthy? Survey”

-How diet affects CANCER

-Cancer Warning Signs

-The Benefits of Exercise

-“MyFitnessPal” Activity

- “Analyzing Fad Diets Project” (“Is This Diet Healthy?”)



-Introduction to Nutrition

-★NEW!! "How Nutrition Affects the Body" Class Art Project!! Students use provided links to articles on all these topics to complete two class bodies:

-"Calorie Awareness Worksheet" Help a boy named Marcus eat healthier!!

4. Students will start to use the "Harvard Healthy Plate Worksheet" to record their own personal formula totals!!

-Understanding Fat and Cholesterol

-“Fast Food Restaurant Posters”



-Water Extra Credit Activity

-How Much Sugar Should I Have?

-“Sugar and Fat Science Lab Experiment”

-Getting Vitamins

-The Importance of Breakfast

-Using the “USDA MyPlate”

-Media Literacy: Grocery Store Savvy and Product Manipulation

-“How to Read a Food Label Activity”

-Fast Food Posters!!

-“Food Label Scavenger Hunt”

-“Eating Healthy for Life Survey” (What bad habits do I have?)

-Healthy Versus Unhealthy Weight Loss

-Weight Loss Videos

-“Long-Term Goal Setting Activity”

-Understanding Eating Disorders

-Emotional Eating Survey

-Eating Disorders Video

-Improving Body Image

-Analyzing Media Video

-Media Distortion

-“Nutrition Facts Card Game”

-Nutrition Unit Test Review

-Nutrition Test


12. Sex Ed. Unit



-Sexuality Opt-Out” info

-Puberty is Normal!

-“Puberty is Normal Matching Game”

-Dealing with Body Image

-“Puberty Parent-Student Communicator Homework”

-“Guide to Maintaining Friendships”

-Tips “4” for a Better Friendship

-Dating, Boundaries, and Unhealthy Risks

-Top 10 Reasons for Choosing Abstinence

-Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV

-Traits of a Healthy Versus an Unhealthy Relationships - See a fun video preview of this lesson

-Understanding Gender Identity and the increased risk for bullying

-Signs of Abusive Relationships

-NEW!! Sexual Assault Escape Room

-“Healthy Relationships Posters”



-Sexuality Opt-Out” info

-Reproductive System Information

-Reproductive System Video

-“Puberty BINGO”

-Female and Male Anatomy

-“Inside Puberty” then Watch “Puberty for Boys and Girls”

-Sexual Pressure Lines and Articles

-“Sexual Pressures Flip Charts Project”

-Consequences of Sex - Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV and Pregnancy

-Dealing positively with gender identity

-Dating Videos – Dealing with Emotions!

-Benefits of Choosing Abstinence

-“Emotional Baggage” Activity

-Optional “Birth Control/Using a Condom” Handout and Worksheet

-Romance, and Love: “What is Love?”

-What is Romance?” Art Project

-Sex Ed. Test Review

-Sex Ed. Parent-Teen Communicator

-Sex Ed. Unit Test

-Guest Speaker



-Sexuality Opt-Out” info


-Swan Story and Worksheet

-Personal Hygiene

-The Responsibility of Sex!


-Why Abstinence Makes Sense for Teens

-The Effectiveness of the Reproductive Systems

-Female Anatomy and Issues

-“Love Language Survey”

-Male Anatomy and Issues

-“Girl Talk/Boy Talk Day”

-Understanding Sexually Transmitted Infections

-S.T.I. Video and Slideshow

-“Communicable Diseases Card Game”

-“H.I.V. / A.I.D.S. Quiz”


-AIDS / Abstinence

-Good Reasons for Abstinence

-Setting Sexual Limits

-Birth control Choices and Worksheet

-Sexual Assault Information

-Sexual Harassment

-Sexual Assault/Rape

-Traits of Unhealthy Relationships

-Dating and Domestic Violence

-“Healthy –vs- Unhealthy Relationships Activity”

-Social Media Safety

-Unit Test Review

-“Sexuality Board Game”

-“Sex Ed. Unit Test”


13. Body Systems Unit


LEVEL 1 Only:

-"Can You Do This?" Fun!

-"Our Amazing Body Slideshow"

-Virtual Body

-8 Body Systems Worksheet with QR Codes

-Preparing and Giving Group Presentations:

-PowerPoint Group Presentations

-Optional Requirement: Body Systems Group Rap, Song or Poem

-Grading Rubrics Included!

-Presentation Note Taking Worksheet

-Preventative Medical Checkups for Teens

-Vaccinations and Reproductive Health Check Ups

-Unit Tests


14. First Aid Unit



-“Wilderness First Aid”: Sprained Ankles, Splints and Slings (students LOVE this!!)

-Kahoot Activities

-Public Service Announcements

-First Aid Cartoons Art

-Creating First Aid Kits



-First Aid QR Coded Worksheet and Activity

-Group Re-enactment Project

-C.P.R. Video and Worksheet

-How to use an A.E.D

-Creating a First Aid Kit

-Public Service Announcements

-First Aid Cartoons

-Unit Assessments


15. Environmental Health Unit


LEVEL 2 Only:

-Understanding the 10 Top Environmental Issues

-“10 Environmental Issues Worksheet” with Partner (reactions and solutions)

-10 issues Group Activity

-“What Can I Do Follow-Up Project”

-Environmental Protection Agency 8 Topics “All Hands Working Together Project”

-Environmental Harm

-“Workplace Hazard” Reports

-“Public Service Announcement” Posters or Video


16. Optional Community Health Unit



-21 different Ideas to Promote “Community Health"

-Six Key Ingredients to a Healthy Community”

-Health or Fitness Careers

-Family Health

-Safe Home Environments


17. Cultural Diversity Unit



-Understanding the History and Complexities of Racial Diversity

-“Race Definitions and Quotes Handout”

-“My Uniqueness Project”

-Add an “Ad Slogan”

-Sharing “My Uniqueness Project”

- Finish with “One Size Doesn’t Fit All” Worksheet

-Optional “Final Level 2 Health Test”



LEVEL 3: See a fun video preview of this unit

-“I Am....” Exercise

- Beverly D. Tatum’s “The Complexity of Identity: “Who Am I?”

-True Stories of Prejudism, Racial Profiling, and Racism

-True Stories that One Person CAN Make a Difference

-Bryan Stevenson’s Video: ” From Slavery to Mass Incarceration” and Racial Profiling

-Bryan Stevenson’s “Ted Talk”

-The House That Racism Built

-Ben & Jerry’s Ice-Cream Art Project!!


18. Dangerous Decisions Unit (In all 3 levels!)


Decision-Making Skills for:


-Students LOVE (and learn from) these true story articles on each of these topics:

-Articles on Google Docs to save paper

-Dangerous Selfies (death caused by selfies taken in dangerous/daredevil circumstances)

- Vaping

- High Speed Driving

- The Choking Game

- Taking Bets and Dares

- Drinking Games

- Sexting

- Goofing Around on Cars and Trucks

- Cutting/Self-Mutilating and Suicide

- The Dangers of the Sun and Tanning Booths

- Giving out Personal Information on the Internet

- Shaken Baby Syndrome

- Carrying a Loaded Gun

- Teen Runaways and Homelessness

- Unhygienic Body Tattoos and Piercings

- Water Safety (Boating and Jet Ski Accidents)

- Using Drugs


19. Ending a Term Unit



-Myers Briggs Personality Videos and Worksheet

-“Our Term in Review" PowerPoint



-Teacher Evaluation

-Final Test



-Term in Review

-Final Test Review

-“What I Learned in Health Class Board Game”

-Final Health Term Assessment

“Compliments Around the Room”



NOTE: This Middle/Jr. High School Health program is not meant to be purchased with the High School Health program for use in the same school district.



★ We offer two types of licenses for Health Education Today: the "Transferable License" and the "Single User Non-Transferable License."


★ This "Single User Non-Transferable License" is designed for individual use by one teacher only and is strictly non-transferable. It cannot be shared or passed on to other teachers. This license model is commonly purchased by teachers for their personal use, guaranteeing that each educator has their own license for accessing the curriculum.


★ On the other hand, our "Transferable License" product is intended to be assigned to one teacher at a time, but it is transferable to accommodate yearly staff changes. In situations involving teacher turnover, extended leave, or other special cases, this license can be reassigned to another teacher. The flexibility of this license ensures that the curriculum remains accessible even amid staffing fluctuations. Please click this link if you are interested in the Transferable License version. 



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    Sara P.

    LIFE SAVER! Well worth the money! Very organized. Awesome resources! Mrs. S is very helpful and nice as well! This seriously has helped me so much! I am so thankful!!! I’m really enjoying teaching with this curriculum! Very engaging lessons that are spelled out for me (what I like!) I got hired 8 weeks in so I didn’t have much time to prepare. This has everything I needed! :-) Thanks again!


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