Healthy Living
Grade 6 and 7

Due to the structure of the classes this past year, the following is a blend of Grade 6 and Grade 7 health materials.  If you are teaching a straight 6 or a straight 7, please check the curriculum carefully to ensure it aligns appropriately.

​​​Unit 1 - Making Healthy Choices

  1. Connections to Everyday Situations

Unit 2 - Making Connections for Healthy Living

  1. Understanding Drug Abuse
  2. Harassment and Resolution Strategies
  3. Mental Health Connections
  4. Healthy Bodies

Unit 3 - Making Healthy Choices in Relationships

  1. Who Am I?
  2. Healthy Relationships

Grade 6 Curriculum

Healthy Living Overview - Grade 6.pptx

Healthy Living Introduction - Grade 6.pptx

In Grade 6, students consider connections between their health and the world around them and learn to use health information to make safe and healthy choices. Students learn about:

  • factors that affect how a person develops their self-concept, an understanding of themselves
  • making decisions that show respect for themselves and others in relationships
  • the impacts on people's feelings of physical, social, and emotional changes during adolescence and of stereotyping, and how knowledge of these impacts can be used to build respect for themselves and others
  • factors that may encourage people to use drugs such as alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis (e.g., curiosity, peer pressure), the effects of drugs and other harmful substances, and ways of getting help to deal with addictions
  • staying safe when caring for themselves and others (e.g., thinking about a safe time and place to walk a dog)
  • factors that influence eating habits and food choices and ways of using this information to plan and promote healthy eating and active living

Grade 7 Curriculum

Healthy Living Overview - Grade 7.pptx

Healthy Living Introduction - Grade 7.pptx

In Grade 7, students consider connections between their health and the world around them and learn to use health information to make safe and healthy choices. Students learn about:

  • relationship changes at puberty and the physical, emotional, social, and psychological factors that influence sexual health decisions
  • the importance in a relationship of clear communication about consent and sexual activity and about ways of preventing sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy (e.g., delaying sexual activity)
  • connections between body image and some kinds of substance use (e.g., use of diet pills, steroids)
  • the impacts of bullying, harassment, and behaviours such as sexting; the safe use of technology; and ways of preventing or addressing incidents of bullying and harassment
  • connections between mental health problems and possible issues related to substance use and addictive behaviours (e.g., dependence on technology)
  • ways in which a variety of personal and external factors (e.g., busy schedules, allergies, budgets) affect food choices and eating routines
  • the effects of different foods on health