7th Grade Health

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Shanghai American School Health Education

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, emotional and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease.”

World Health Organization

At SAMS Puxi Campus each student will take one semester of Health in grade 6, 7 & 8. Health education at SAS is based on the wellness approach that integrates social, emotional, mental and physical health, as well as the development of personal values.

Assessment Policies:

In health class, we will check for your understanding through a wide variety of assessments.

You will be evaluated on the following:

  1. Class discussion: Because this subject deals with REAL LIFE subject matter, participation is the most important thing you can do to learn in this class. If you do not participate, you will not be prepared to deal with real-life situations that can harm your health.
  2. Projects/Presentations
  3. Meditation Time (journaling, breathing exercises, walking meditations)
  4. In class assignments and homework: Most work in health can be completed in class. However, if time is not used wisely, assignments may have to be completed at home.

Make up work: If you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to get all homework and notes that you missed. See your teacher if you have any questions or need to schedule time to make up missed work.

Health Class Norms

 Now it’s your turn to chat! Your job is to come up with how you and your friends want our classroom to run and function by coming up with class norms. When discussing and coming up with ideas, here are some things to think about: What do you value most when learning? How do you think others and yourself should act while in health class? What type of classroom environment do you learn best in?

Jot down some ideas for class norms in your notebook and we’ll use these to come up with a set of class expectations.

Grade 7 Health Course Outline  
  1. Goal Setting

SMART Goals and the steps of the goal setting process

Review Time!


 2. Communication and Conflict Resolution

How do I effectively communicate with others?

  • Standard 5: Advocates for personal, family & community health


3. Nutrition, Physical Activity, Sleep and Time Management

Learn all the benefits of why being physically active, getting those zzzz’s at night and managing your time is so important

Making Healthy Choices about nutrition through our Dietary Guidelines Project

How can I influence others to make Healthy Choices?

  • Standard 4: Sets and Reflects upon personal health goals


4. Healthy Choices Letter

Students write a letter to a future middle school student writing about the importance of making healthy decisions in ms when it comes to physical activity, nutrition, sleep, time management and tech).

  • Standard 1: Identifies & demonstrates balance in health practices (letter)
  • Standard 2: Analyzes the influence of media. Culture and values on Health


5. Advocacy PSA project

What is an advocate?

What are some different ways to advocate?

How can we work together to advocate for a cause we feel strongly about?

  • Standard 3: Accesses & Evaluates Valid Information
  • Standard 4: Sets and Reflects upon personal health goals
  • Standard 5: Advocates for personal, family & community health

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