-This resource is the #1 Best-Selling Middle School/Jr. High Health Curriculum” on the TeachersPayTeachers website! I am so excited to now be able to sell this same resource here on my own website, but if you prefer to see reviews and/or purchase it on TPT click HERE.
★★★★★ 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!
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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
Create Independent Study Lessons: Simply upload and convert the included PowerPoint slides to Google Slides, and then record audio of yourself teaching each lesson. Then send your audio lesson along with the Google student worksheets (from this resource) to your students, and you have COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT STUDY LESSONS! (These step-by-step directions are included!)
- ★ALSO NEW!: I just added a fun of the each of the three grade level “Student Packet Notes!” Students take notes from PowerPoint slides in all kinds of shapes and foldable cut-outs!
See a fun 1-minute video on the INTERACTIVE Student Notebooks from this Middle School Resource
-Here is more about this program:
- There are 70 lessons for Level 1, 70 lessons for Level 2, and 80 lessons for Level 3, all aligned to my new state Health standards.
- LOW-PREP! – READY TO PRINT AND TEACH! – SAVES SO MUCH TIME!
-Do you need BOTH Midd/Jr. High Health and P.E. programs? Click here and save $$.
-This Middle/Junior High School program is a standards-based program: The program meets:
ALL Washington State Middle School 6th, 7th, and 8th Health Standards
ALL 20 Common Core Standards (Grades 6 – 8)
ALL 8 “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.)” National Health Standards (to be completed by Grade 8)
-I now sell each grade level separately!
If you teach only 1 or 2 grade levels of Health, you may be interested these Health programs** taken directly from this Middle/Jr. High School Health Bundle!:
Click here if you teach Level 1 (6th grade middle school / 7th grade jr. high)
Click here if you teach Level 2 (7th grade middle school / 8th grade jr. high)
Click here if you teach Level 3 (8th grade middle school / 9th grade jr. high)
If you teach all 3 grade levels of Health, or if you need a full year of 180 lessons for one grade level, this full 220 Middle School program is for you so read on…
★ BUY IT TODAY – TEACH IT TOMORROW!!
★LOW PREP!! Step-by step lessons that follow PowerPoint slides walk you through each lesson!
★With this purchase, you will receive all future updates (new lessons and activities) that I create related to this “Middle/Junior High School Health” resource FOR FREE!! Simply go to your TPT “My Purchases” folder and re-download.
–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!”
-LOW-PREP! – PRINT AND TEACH! – SAVES SO MUCH TIME!
- There are now 70 lessons for Level 1, 70 lessons for Level 2, and 80 lessons for Level 3, all aligned to my new state Health standards.
- This FLEXIBLE program meets current AND future teaching needs!
- LOW-PREP! – READY TO PRINT AND TEACH! – SAVES SO MUCH TIME!
- NEW! ALL new graphics in EVERY unit! A buyer recently called the PowerPoints “gorgeous!” These are part of my 50 PowerPoints (Over 3000 slides!)
- Beginning a School Year
- Stress, Depression, and Suicide
- Conflict Resolution
- Stop Bullying: Empathy and Violence
- Dangerous Decisions
- Sex Ed.
- Mental Health
- Celebrating Diversity
- First Aid
- Body Systems with Q.R. Coded Worksheets!
- Environmental Health
- Optional Community Health
- Ending A School Year
TOTAL: 220 LESSONS
If you don’t have 70 or 80 days to teach the lessons included your grade level program, I have created 4 time-framed programs you can use! And yes, that’s
This way, you don’t have to decide which lessons to cut, or figure out how to add lessons to meet the days you teach! These are the 4 program time frames:
– 9 Weeks
-18 Weeks (Includes 10 lesson extensions)
- 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, even days of the week, 4 days on-2 days off, alternating with P.E. classes…??? Doesn’t matter. As long as you stick 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.
THIS PROGRAM IS FLEXIBLE FOR YOUR EVER-CHANGING TEACHING NEEDS!
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!
-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! See additional info below.
**This Middle School Health program is not created to be consecutive with the High School Health program.
Thus, if you are interested in using both my Middle/Jr. High AND my High School Health programs for yourself or your school district, you will want my SEQUENTIAL Middle/Junior AND High School Health Curriculum, which I designed as consecutive, scaffolded lessons ranging from middle to high school, with no lesson repetition. (I don’t have this posted on this website yet-the link will take you to my TPT store!)
-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!
LEVEL 1 Teacher Directions, worksheets and lessons
LEVEL 2 Teacher Directions, worksheets and lessons
LEVEL 3 Teacher Directions, worksheets and lessons
-Here is a QUICK LOOK at the 19 units included:
1. Beginning a School Year
2. Stress, Depression, and Suicide
5. Stop Bullying: Empathy and Violence
★Click on “Preview” above to see an actual lesson.★
-UNITS included, with SOME ACTIVITIES LISTED HERE:
1. Beginning a Year Unit:
– Starting the Term Off Right!
-“The Little Red Hen” THEME
-“Food Personality Survey”
-“What’s Your Animal Personality” Survey
-Tips to Boost Confidence” Video
-Shy Girl on X Factor Video
– Motivation: Building Confidence!
-“Confidence” Video with Review sheet
-“Best Motivational Video”
-The Gratitude Experiment”
-File Folders and Learning Targets
-Who I Am Makes a Difference!
-True Story Articles to Share
EXTRA: Organization to Begin a New School Year
-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
-”How Stress Affects Your Brain” Video
-How to Relieve Stress Video
-“Relieving Stress Trunks Project”
-“Sleep Project Homework”
-Five Stress Relieving Activities!
-“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
-“Depression Around the Room” activity
-“Think Before You Speak” Video
-What to Do if Someone You Know Talks of Suicide
-“Depression/Suicide Parent-Teen Communicator”
-“Stress-Free BINGO” Test Review
-The 5 Dimensions of Health
-Interactive Mental Health Road Signs Project
-Values Parent-Teen Homework
-Gandhi Interactive Poster
-What’s Your Biggest Regret Activity
-Multiple Intelligences Survey
–Understanding communicable diseases, pathogens, how they’re spread, and how the immune systems fights them
-“Interactive Communicable Diseases Activity“ with “Disease and Prevention Chart”
-“Communicable Diseases Card Game” with “Communicable Diseases Worksheet”
-“Selfie Get Well Cards” (Disease Prevention)
-CANCER Information and Art Project
-“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
-Interactive Empathy Treasure Chest Project
-“Positive Self-Talk Activity”
-Bullying Role-Play Task Cards
-Making Your Voice Count” Activity
-“Empathy Test” (written or outloud)
-Showing Empathy in Dealing with Bullying
-Ways to Stop a Bully Video
-“Overcoming Hardships Inspiring Articles” activity
-Homework: Anger Cartoons
-Empathy in “Perspectacles”
-“Life Stories Poster Project “
-”What Would It Be Like” Worksheet
-“One Person Can Make a Difference”
-Share Life Stories in Groups
-Assertive, NOT Aggressive
-“Blind, Paralyzed, or in Prison for Life”
-Anti-Tobacco Song Lyrics” Project
-“Adding a Healthy Habit” Worksheets”
-“Support Your Peers Calendar”
-Dangers of Tobacco, Chewing Tobacco
-Tobacco Facts Articles and Puzzles
-Tobacco Packs” Media Literacy Art Project”
-Trends in Health Newsletter Homework
-Introduction to Alcohol Unit
-“How Alcohol Affects the Body Wheels Project”
-”Alcohol Dangers” Audio Article
-“Standing Up to Peer Pressures Diamond Worksheet“
-“De-Bunking Alcohol Myths
-“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
-Interactive Alcohol Poisoning Activity
-Alcohol State Laws Activity
-Dysfunctional Families and Co-Dependent Behaviors
-“Alcohol Decision-Making Homework”
-“Drug Classification Activity”
-“Body Parts 25 Things to Do Instead of Drugs”
-Molly and Other Designer Drugs Newsletter
-Drug Classification Review
-“Marijuana True-False” Quiz
-“How Pot Hurt Me” Card Game
-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
-Ecstasy and Depressants Video
-”Drink Safety Tips” Activity
-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
9. Conflict Resolution Unit
-Assertive Versus Aggressive
-Start Partner Dialogue Activity
– Partner Dialogue Activity
-“Communication and Conflict Resolution Tips Sheet
-“Building Confidence, Assertiveness, Self- Esteem Worksheet”
-“How to be More Confident” Video
-Communication Skills Activity
-“Are You an Effective Communicator Survey”
-Optional Unit Assessment
-So QUIC” Conflict Resolution Model to Resolve Conflicts
-“Why Most Relationships Fail” Video
-“Survivor” Video Example
-“I’ Statements Activity”
-“So Quic Quiz” for Review
-“So Quic” Conflict Practice
-What is Positive Self-Esteem?
-“Self-Esteem iPad” Project
-“Rise Above the Dream Breakers Project”
-Understanding and Reading Label Ingredients
-Students make “Best or Worst Foods” Posters
-“Where is Your Health?” Assessment
-“Where is Your Health?” Goal-setting Acronym
-Food Label Scramble ★NEW U.S.D.A. Food Labels!
-Vending Machine Savvy and Food Label Reading ★NEW U.S.D.A. Food Labels!
-Protein supplements and Creatine
-“Count Your Calcium Worksheet”
-“Think Your Drink Caffeine and Sugar Activity” (Energy Drink Dangers)
-“Are you Eating Healthy? Survey”
-The Benefits of Exercise
– “Analyzing Fad Diets Project” (“Is This Diet Healthy?”)
-Introduction to Nutrition
-Why Americans are Overweight
-Understanding Calories ★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”
-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 U.S.D.A. Food Labels!
-“Food Label Scavenger Hunt” ★NEW U.S.D.A. Food Labels!
-“Eating Healthy for Life Survey” (What bad habits do I have?)
-Healthy Versus Unhealthy Weight Loss
-“Long-Term Goal Setting Activity”
-Understanding Eating Disorders
-“Nutrition Facts Card Game”
-Nutrition Unit Test Review
-Nutrition Test ★NEW U.S.D.A. Food Labels!
-“Puberty is Normal Matching Game”
-“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
-Understanding Gender Identity
-Signs of Abusive Relationships
-“Healthy Relationships Posters”
-Reproductive System Information
-Reproductive System Video
-“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. Parent-Teen Communicator
-Swan Story and Worksheet
-The Responsibility of Sex!
-Why Abstinence Makes Sense for Teens
-The Effectiveness of the Reproductive Systems
-Female 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”
-Good Reasons for Abstinence
-Birth control Choices and Worksheet
-Sexual Assault Information
-Traits of Unhealthy Relationships
-Dating and Domestic Violence
-“Healthy –vs- Unhealthy Relationships Activity”
-“Our Amazing Body Slideshow”
-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
-“Wilderness First Aid”: Sprained Ankles, Splints and Slings
-First Aid QR Coded Worksheet and Activity
-Group Re-enactment Project
-C.P.R. Video and Worksheet
-Creating a First Aid Kit
-Public Service Announcements
15. Environmental Health Unit
-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”
-“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
17. Cultural Diversity Unit
-Understanding the History and Complexities of Racial Diversity
-“Race Definitions and Quotes Handout”
-Sharing “My Uniqueness Project”
– Finish with “One Size Doesn’t Fit All” Worksheet
-Optional “Final Level 2 Health Test”
– 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
Decision-Making Skills for:
-Drinking Games and Binge Drinking
-Giving Out Info on the Internet
-Homelessness and Running Away
-Unhygienic Body Piercings
-Messing Around with Guns
-Goofing Around on Cars or Trucks
-The Dangers of Sun and Tanning
-Myers Briggs Personality Videos and Worksheet
-“Our Term in Review” PowerPoint
-“What I Learned in Health Class Board Game”
-Final Health Term Assessment
“Compliments Around the Room”
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