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Campbell County Middle School



Instructor: Mr. Cody Strouse                         Email:                            

Phone: 859.635.6077 ext. 333                        Time of Plan Period: 1:29—2:15

Grade level: 6th



6th Grade Topics—Parts of Health, Body Systems, Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases

This course is designed to teach students the 4 parts of health and the significance of each. Students will understand how behavioral choices can positively or negatively affect physical, mental, emotional and social well-being. Students will be able to identify major organs and body systems and explain how they are affected by eating patterns and behavioral choices. Students will be able to differentiate between and demonstrate an understanding of both communicable and non-communicable diseases.


Course Standards:

Students will:

- Understand that behavioral choices affect physical, mental, emotional and social well-being and can have positive or negative consequences on one’s health.

- Understand that a variety of resources are available to inform, treat and counsel individuals with physical, mental, social and emotional health needs.

- Understand that the environment, lifestyle, family history, peers and other factors impact physical, social, mental and emotional health.

            - Understand that positive health habits can help prevent injuries and the spreading of diseases to self and others.

- Demonstrate an understanding of how to maintain a healthy body by explaining how health is influenced by the interaction of body systems.

- Identify common social and emotional problems (aggression, anxiety, depression, grief) and describe self-management and coping strategies (goal setting, refusal skills, decision making and time management) for addressing these problems.

- Demonstrate an understanding of diseases by describing symptoms, causes, patterns of transmission, prevention and treatments of both communicable and non-communicable diseases.


Text Book: Decisions for Health, Level Red and Blue



Students will need a pencil, 2 pocket folder, loose leaf paper, and a notebook designated for Health class only.  Students are responsible for bringing this notebook and folder to and from class each day. Notebooks will be collected and graded at the end of the trimester!



Student grades will be based on daily discussions/notebook entries, in class assignments, group activities, individual/group projects, quizzes, unit tests, in class assessments and homework. Group projects, tests, and quizzes will make up 75% of students overall grade.

The following grade scale is used to convert percentage grades to letter grades:

A+ 99% or higher                 C 76% - 81%

A 95% - 98%                        C- 73% - 75%

A- 93% - 94%                       D+ 70% - 72%

B+ 90% - 92%                      D 67% - 69%

B 87% - 89%                        D- 65% - 66%

B- 85% - 86%                       F 64% or lower

C+ 82% - 84%

If a student has completed all homework assignments during the unit and has successfully completed the additional, assigned learning tasks in the identified areas of weakness, he/she may retake an assessment over those specific learning targets not yet mastered.

No bonus points or extra credit assignments will be offered or included in the grade.  If the student fails to complete and submit assignments as required and to teacher/school expectations, consequences such as teacher detention, teacher docs, etc. will be issued.


Participation & Attendance:

Participation is expected at all times and will enhance understanding of content. This is huge in Health class! I need everyone engaged and actively participating in learning each day. Consistent and repeated tardiness to class will result in a teacher documentation.


General Outline (subject to change):

The 6th grade health course will focus on 3 main units of study: 

  1. 4 Parts of Health (physical, mental, emotional, and social)    
  2. 8 Body Systems (skeletal system, muscular system, immune system, cardiovascular system, etc.)
  3. Communicable Diseases (i.e. colds, flu, mononucleosis, hepatitis, HIV/STD, tuberculosis).                                                                         Non-Communicable Diseases (i.e. cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, asthma, emphysema)



Health Classroom Rules


1. Follow all school rules

2. Respect yourself and your peers

3. Respect your teacher (always listening and tracking)

4. Come to class prepared (pencil, folder, and notebook)

5. Give your best effort!


Late Work

When a student misses class, he/she must see the “yesterday’s work bin” to complete the previous day’s assignments. This is the student’s responsibility. 


Tardy Policy

1st tardy to class                 WARNING

2nd tardy to class                WARNING

3rd + tardy to class             Teacher Documentation


Pet Peeves

Don’t talk, while I’m talking!    

Fingers crossed if you need to use the restroom!

When you enter the room, you should find your seat and work quietly on today's "Thought Provoking Journal Entry."