Grade 7-8 Teacher Manual
The Michigan Model for HealthTM Grade 7-8 A Winning Team: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity curriculum contains 11 lessons that teaches students how to choose foods wisely and save time for physical activity. The lessons emphasize active student participation, especially in developing and practicing skills and role-playing strategies for using those skills. Health topics include:
- Health benefits of eating healthy foods and daily physical activity
- Guidelines to set goals for a healthy diet and physical activity
- How body image can impact a person's eating and activity habits
- Locating and assessing resources on nutrition and physical activity
- Analyzing restaurant menu items, including fast food
- Persuading others to eat healthy foods and be physically active
- Refusing to be pressured into choosing foods and activities that will not yield health benefits
The curriculum provides teachers with:
- fully scripted and user-friendly lesson plans to help teachers prepare to teach.
- lesson objectives and correlation with Michigan and National Health Education Standards, CASEL competencies, time and materials chart, preparation tasks, tips, and lesson procedure.
- teacher resources including streaming videos; student worksheets and pre-/post-assessments (Google and PDF); teacher keys, teacher references, family resource sheets, assessment rubrics and/or checklists (PDF and/or MS Word); and online resources such as PowerPoints.
Product purchasing options:
- Digital option sold individually or within grade level bundles. Includes a 2-year subscription length with unlimited curriculum updates and access to a web-based teacher manual and all online teacher resources.
- Print option provides teacher manual in a three-ring binder and teacher resource flash drive.
- Support materials for the curriculum are purchased separately within a Grade 7-8 Support Materials NPA Kit or sold individually which includes posters, card sets, etc.
The Michigan Model for HealthTM (MMH) Grade 7-8 curriculum is recognized as a CASEL Promising Program that aligns with the five core social emotional learning competencies including: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. In addition, the MMH is an effective and evidence-based Tier 1 health education curriculum that addresses the major youth health risk behaviors identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth in the U.S.
The Grade 7-8 curriculum is organized within five modules and covers the following six comprehensive health topics:
- Social & Emotional Health
- Nutrition & Physical Activity
- Tobacco & Vaping
- Alcohol & Other Drugs
- HIV/AIDS & Other STIs