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Grade 9-12 Teacher Manual
Skills for Health & Life
The Michigan Model for HealthTM Grade 9-12 Skills for Health & Life curriculum teaches the skills young people need to be contributing members of society, successful employees, and nurturing family members which mirrors the skills young people need to maintain and improve their health and long-term well-being. Students who master these skills demonstrate:
The MMH Grade 9-12 Skills for Health & Life curriculum 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. In addition, skills taught throughout the MMH curriculum align to the five CASEL core social emotional learning competencies including: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
The high school curriculum is designed to be taught as a semester course on health and includes guidelines to customize and tailor health classes based on the number of classroom hours required to teach health. The lessons emphasize active student participation, especially in developing and practicing skills and role-playing strategies for using those skills. The following are the six comprehensive health topics of instruction for this curriculum:
The curriculum provides teachers with:
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