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Grade 7-8 Teacher Manual
Alcohol & Other Drugs


The Michigan Model for HealthTM Grade 7-8 Stay Drug Free Today for a Successful Tomorrow curriculum contains 11 lessons and provides students with critical health information and teaches to build health skills that will promote life-long healthy decisions and substance misuse prevention related to alcohol and other drugs. The lessons emphasize active student participation, especially in developing and practicing skills and role-playing strategies for using those skills. Health topics include:
  • Internal and External Influences on Teenage Drug Use
  • Impact of Drug Use on the User and Others (Alcohol, Over-the-Counter Drugs and Prescription Drugs including Opioids, Marijuana, Sports Supplements, and Steroids)
  • Skills to Protect One-Self and Influence Others to be Drug Free (I-Statements, Refusal and Decision Making)
  • Identify Risky Situations
  • Getting and Giving Help
  • Advocate for Changes to Encourage Staying Drug Free

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 Kit or sold separately 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
  • Safety
  • Tobacco & Vaping
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs
  • HIV/AIDS & Other STIs

Item Price Quantity
Print $80.00
Digital $80.00
Digital-Print Bundle $145.00

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