Department of Defense Education Activity

HLM203: Health Ed 8 AB (2021)

The Health Education 8 (year long) course is designed to help eighth grade students obtain, process and use basic information, skills, and services related to health issues of adolescents and the pre-cursors of adult health problems that have risk factors that may emerge during adolescence.  Developmentally appropriate concepts of mental health; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; and family life and human sexuality are taught in this course.  Students apply health education concepts and health literacy skills, e.g., practicing interpersonal communications that promote mental health, substance abuse prevention and positive relationships with others; analyzing positive and negative, internal and external influences on health decisions; and demonstrating self-care practices in managing personal daily activities.  Students conceptualize health knowledge related to issues of adolescents and apply health literacy skills in making appropriate, healthful decisions.