What do you learn in 6th Grade Health Class?



Glencoe Teen Health by McGraw Hill Education

Positive Action


Course Description:  

This course is designed to promote physical, mental, social and emotional health while students gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes for a lifetime of personal wellness.   The Glencoe Teen Health education program motivates students to improve and maintain their health, prevent disease, and reduce risky behaviors.  Positive Action is a systematic educational program that promotes an intrinsic interest in learning and encourages cooperation among students.  It works by teaching and reinforcing the intuitive philosophy that you feel good about yourself when you do positive actions.


When children are healthy, they can learn; when they are educated, they can stay healthy.   “No knowledge is more crucial than knowledge about health.  Without It no other goal can be successfully achieved.”


  • Students will gain the knowledge and skills to remain healthy throughout their lives.

  • Students will gain an appreciation for the lifelong benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.

  • Students will be motivated to improve and maintain their health, prevent disease and injury, and reduce risky behaviors.


Topics of Study:

(Parents can preview materials during fall conferences, by viewing online resources, or by appointment with your child’s teacher.)


  • Nutrition and Physical Activity

  • Tobacco, Alcohol, and other Drugs

  • Health During the Life Cycle


"Health during the Life Cycle”  is part of the Matanuska Susitna Borough School District’s adopted Human Growth and Development Health Curriculum.   This form is to obtain permission for your child to participate in Chapter 1 – The Life Cycle health unit in addition to acknowledgement of receiving a Health syllabus.


Chapter 1 – The Life Cycle

Lesson 1 Changes During Puberty

Lesson 2 The Male Reproductive System  

Lesson 3 The Female Reproductive System

Lesson 4 Infant and Child Development

Lesson 5 Staying Healthy as You Age


Chapter one provides basic, relevant information about human anatomy and growing up, including the stages of growth from conception to birth and the onset of puberty.  Decision making steps for responsible behaviors are discussed, refusal skills for unhealthy and risky behaviors are reinforced, and the importance of setting goals focused on responsibility are emphasized.


Preview opportunities for the associated videos and materials are on my teacher website under the links tab. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or desire a time to meet to further preview materials.  


Student Materials:  


Colored Pencils




Grading: A-F

Daily Work: 50%

Health Projects: 20%

Tests/Quizzes: 30%

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