Sixth-Grade Health Learning Objectives
The sixth-grade curriculum includes Internet safety (identity theft and protection from online predators). Violence prevention is a topic that is covered with a focus on victims, aggressors and bystanders/upstanders related to bullying and cyber bullying. Sixth-graders will also study food born illness, such as E. coli and Salmonella, with an emphasis on prevention. Lastly, the male and female reproductive systems are studied with a focus on anatomy and physiology and how to keep the systems healthy. A letter will be sent home approximately one week before this unit begins with more details on content in order to prepare parents for potential questions or discussions that may take place at home.
- Explain what types of personal information they should refrain from displaying within cyberspace.
- Identify tactics used by Internet predators to attract victims.
- Analyze situations involving conflict & identify the aggressor(s), victim(s) & bystander(s)/upstander(s).
- Report bullying/cyberbullying appropriately.
- Recognize their individual anger style and methods to diffuse anger in a healthy manner.
- Recognize the organs and accessory organs that create the reproductive systems of both the male and female.
- Understand the function of each organ and accessory organ that create the reproductive systems of both the male and female.
- Recognize techniques that help to keep the reproductive systems healthy.
- Understand the process of the menstrual cycle.
- Recognize the responsibility of becoming sexually active and the benefits of delaying sexual activity/remaining abstinent.
- Demonstrate how to identify specific food born illnesses.
- Recognize improper food handling.
- Recognize how to prevent food born illnesses.
- List characteristics related to bacteria's survival and death.