8th Grade Middle / 9th Grade Jr. High Health: Level 3  


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★★★★★  Students love these lessons!  This program was created by a National Board Certified Health teacher with 19 years of experience teaching Health. Lessons are tried and tested!

-This Resource is ONE PROGRAM FOR LEVEL 3 HEALTH if you teach the third year of Health in a 8th grade middle school OR a 9th grade junior high setting.*

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NEW!: This program is now a digital resource for distance learning! (5/2021)
  • Assign Health worksheets in your Google™ Classroom or paperless environment using these student worksheets, surveys, tests, and handouts
  • Now includes links to ALL STUDENT DOCS on Google Slides and Google Forms! (except for interactive flip-ups, and board games that need to be printed and cut out!)
  • 16 Google Slideshows that are separated by days so it’s easy to send students daily lessons (See more details below.)
  • 363 Total Google Slides for all units
  • The 363 slides above were used to create 4 “Ready-to-Teach programs, totaling over 500 additional slides!
  • 29 Google Forms! (Editable, keys included, and created with amazing photos teens will enjoy!)


  • ALSO NEW!: I just 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! Click here to see a 1-Minute preview!



-The 80 LEVEL 1 Health lessons are divided into both a 16 unit program AND 4 different “Ready-to-Teach” grade-level programs that can be configured into almost any teaching scenarios you’ll have.


-This program meets your needs whether you teach 8th grade middle schoolers or 9th grade junior highers for 6 weeks, a quarter, a trimester, or a full semester.


-This program was created by a National Board Certified Health teacher with 19 years of experience teaching Health. Lessons are tried and tested!


*DO YOU TEACH 9TH GRADERS IN A HIGH SCHOOL?  If you teach 9th graders in a high school, please navigate to my #1 Best-Selling High School Health Program. The High School Health program is aligned to high school State, Common Core, and National Standards, and is designed specifically for high schoolers.



  • Need a Different Level of Health?


-Click here if you teach Level 1 Health (6th middle school / 7th junior high)

-Click here if you teach Level 2 Health (7th middle school / 8th junior high)

-Click here if you teach ALL 3 GRADE LEVELS of Middle/Jr. Health


  • But it today, teach it tomorrow:


-LOW PREP!! Step-by step lessons follow PowerPoint slides and walks you through lessons!


-With this purchase, you will receive all future updates (new lessons and activities) that I create related to this “Level 3 Health” resource FOR FREE!!


-This resource includes many lessons that promote social and emotional learning (S.E.L.)


  • This LEVEL 2 Health curriculum is a standards-based program: The program meets:


-Washington State Middle School 8th Grade Health Standards

-9 READING and ALL 10 WRITING Common Core Standards (Grades 6-8)

-ALL 8 National Health Standard Indicators (Grades 6-8)


  • Here’s what buyers have to say about this Level 3 Health program:


– “I had two weeks’ notice to develop a health class. Thank you so much for this resource, I have completely reviewed the content and am thrilled. I taught the first lesson and my students were enthralled. Buy it. You will not regret it.”


– “I think this resource should also be advertised to Advisory programs because this stuff matches everything I need for that class (of which it is extremely hard to find curriculum for).”


– “I really like this resource… the info is all there and lots of great ideas!”


  • Here is How You Can Use This Flexible Program:



1) There are 4 different “Ready-to-Teach” grade-level programs that can be configured in so many possible teaching scenarios, it’s likely to work for your teaching line! This program has lessons if you:

  1. a) Teach 8 Middle/ 9th Jr. High for 6 Weeks
  2. b) Teach 8 Middle/ 9th Jr. High for 9 Weeks
  3. c) Teach 8 Middle/ 9th Jr. High for 12 Weeks
  4. d) Teach 8 Middle/ 9th Jr. High for 18 Weeks*

*The 18 Weeks/90-Lesson Program includes 80 lessons + 10 fun lesson extensions


2) Each program is READY-TO TEACH and includes:





★2) Lessons are also formatted into 16 Units (see below) if you want to teach by unit!


★3) Or, use the editable 80-Lesson Program to use in any way you want to teach it!



  • Here is more about this program:


-State, National, and Common Core Standards met are listed at the top of each lesson, and are also all listed in the main “Table of Contents” for easy reference! It’s easy to align to your own state standards!


-This program is project-based. It is full of interactive engaging lessons, “PAIR-SHARES, group work, flips, folds, and many art projects.


-“Learning Targets and “Daily Assessments” are listed at the top of each lesson.


-This is NOT your standard boring vocabulary words or book work!  637 pages of highly organized step-by-step teacher directions will engage your students, while the directions will suggest exactly what to say!!


-855 PowerPoints slides! Helps make learning visual! ★NEW GRAPHICS ON ALL POWERPOINTS!★


NEW!★ All student worksheets, surveys, handouts and tests editable for print and on GOOGLE DRIVE!


-Worksheets, tests, and handouts, including unit and final assessment, and “Student Packet Notes” to keep students engaged during lectures


-67 Links to FREE videos!


-Homework assignments (Including “Parent-Teen Communicators”)


-Fun surveys – students LOVE these!


Best of all, students love this program (read the reviews above) and students who like what they’re learning are more likely to actually use what they learned outside the classroom


  • Here is a QUICK LOOK at the 16 units included:


  1. Beginning a School Year
  2. Stress, Depression, and Suicide
  3. Mental Health
  4. Diseases
  5. Stop Bullying: Empathy and Violence
  6. Tobacco
  7. Alcohol
  8. Drugs
  9. Conflict Resolution
  10. Self-Esteem
  11. Nutrition
  12. Sex Ed.
  13. Community Health
  14. Celebrating Diversity
  15. Dangerous Decisions
  16. Ending a Term



  • Here are SOME of the activities included in this Level 1 program:


1. Beginning a Year Unit:

– 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

-Discipline Tips

-250 All New “Learning Target” posters

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


2. Stress, Depression, and Suicide Unit

-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

-Unit Test Review

-“Depression/Suicide Parent-Teen Communicator”

-“Stress-Free BINGO” Test Review

-Stress Unit Assessment


3. Mental Health Unit

-Multiple Intelligence’s Survey

-“I Am Me Worksheet”

-Optional Problem-Solving

-Optional Mental Illnesses Lessons


4. Diseases Unit

-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”

-★NEW!★ Coronavirus Activity added, as well as COVID-19 added to Communicable Diseases Card Game and Worksheet


5. Empathy/Violence/Stop Bullying Unit

-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

-Impacting Videos

-“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

-“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

-“Alcohol Decision-Making Homework”

-Alcohol Board Game

-Unit Test


8. Drugs Unit

-“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

-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

-Career Interest Survey

-“Rise Above the Dream Breakers Project”

-Inspirational Videos

-Self-Esteem Assessment


11. Nutrition Unit

-Introduction to Nutrition

-Obesity in the U.S

-Why Americans are Overweight

-Understanding Calories ★NEW!★ New U.S.D.A. Food Labels!

-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

-“Mayo Clinic Food Guide Pyramid” or Using the “USDA MyPlate”

-Personalized Food Group Tally

-Media Literacy: Grocery Store Savvy and Product Manipulation

-“How to Read a Food Label Activity” ★NEW!★ New U.S.D.A. Food Labels!

-“Food Label Scavenger Hunt”★NEW!★ New U.S.D.A. Food Labels!

-“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 ★NEW!★ New U.S.D.A. Food Labels!


12. Sex Ed. Unit

-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 -★NEWLY UPDATED SHOW!★

-“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 -★NEWLY UPDATED STATS!★

-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. 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


14. Cultural Diversity 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!!


15. Dangerous Decisions Unit: Decision-Making Skills for:

-High Speed Driving

-Drinking Games and Binge Drinking

-Taking Bets and Dares

-Giving Out Info on the Internet

-Cutting, Self-Mutilating

-Water Safety

-Homelessness and Running Away

-Unhygienic Body Piercings

-Messing Around with Guns

-Shaken Baby Syndrome

-The Choking Game


-Using Drugs

-Goofing Around on Cars or Trucks

-The Dangers of Sun and Tanning

-★NEWLY TOPICS!★  Dangerous Selfies and Vaping topics added

-★NEW!★ Articles now on Google Docs to save paper


16. Ending a Term Unit

-Term in Review

-Final Test Review

-“What I Learned in Health Class Board Game”

-Final Health Term Assessment

“Compliments Around the Room”


  • Other Things to Know:


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-Replacement of the digital version of this Health curriculum is FREE.


Thank you so much for previewing!


Mrs. S.

Health Education Today, Inc.

Master of Education

National Board Certified Health Teacher


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And butterflies by: Firkin and mcc 


1 review for 8th Grade Middle / 9th Grade Jr. High Health: Level 3  

  1. ahealthteacher (verified owner)

    When I found out I was teaching health in my resource room, I was very nervous. This resource gave me the tool I needed! (Transcribed from Sarah B. TeachersPayTeachers)

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