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CPS2009-10 Health: Grade 8 Version: CPS 2009-10

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Unit Name: 01_Mental/Emotional/Social Health

Essential Question

What life skills enable you to deal with the obstacles in your life?

Topic 1

Self-Esteem and Body Image

Topic 1 Standards and Elements


H81a (Mental/Emotional Health)
H82c (Mental/Emotional Health)

Topic 2

Goal Setting and Decision Making

Topic 2 Standards and Elements


H81b (Mental/Emotional Health)
H85 Decision Making Skills
H85a (Personal Health)
H86 Goal Setting Skills
H86a (Mental/Emotional Health)

Topic 3

Overcoming and Dealing with Life's Obstacles

Topic 3 Standards and Elements


H82a (Personal Health)
H84a (Personal Health)
H85 Decision Making Skills
H87 Health Enhancing Behaviors
H87a (Personal Health)
H87b (Personal Health)
H88a (Personal Health)

Unit Vocabulary

  • body image
  • boundaries
  • compromise
  • conflict
  • decisions
  • gang
  • group acceptance
  • negotiation
  • peer pressure
  • risks
  • self-esteem
  • SMART
  • goal setting
  • suicide
  • support systems
  • violence

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