Grades 6-8 Curriculum
Social Emotional Learning Unit
Our emotions are nothing to be ashamed of, but sometimes they can feel overwhelming. In this unit, students will learn some key tools that will help them navigate their different emotions and increase their emotional intelligence.
Mental Health Unit
Our mind is the only mind we have, and having a healthy mind makes a positive difference in our lives. In order to keep our brains healthy, it is important to understand what mental health is and practice habits that help us maintain a positive mindset.
Our relationships play a major role in shaping who we become. In this unit students will learn what it means to have a healthy relationship with themselves, their friends, and people that are difficult to get along with.
Personal Growth & Development Unit
Personal Growth is an ongoing journey. This unit will serve as a guide to students on the road to self-improvement by teaching the importance of having a growth mindset and how to set SMART goals, as well as by covering communication skills and the qualities of a good leader.
Body Image Unit
Living in Community Unit
Living in a community involves learning about similarities and differences. In this unit students will learn how to create unity in their communities through lessons about appreciating others, valuing diversity, and what it means to be a peacemaker.
Personal Identity Unit
There are so many different pieces that make up who we are as individuals and that make us unique. In this unit students will develop a deeper understanding of themselves by taking a closer look at some of those key pieces, including their values, strengths and weaknesses, and their intelligence.
We can all play a role in creating safe spaces and making smart decisions that protect ourselves and others. In this unit, students will learn the answers to some key questions regarding their safety in their everyday circumstances, online, and in their relationships by discussing topics like preventable hazards, media literacy, and bullying.