Middle School Health Education
In Maryland, health education is required for all students each year in grades K-8. By the end of grade 8, students are to have developed content knowledge, skills, and strategies regarding mental health; tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs, personal/consumer health; nutrition and fitness; safety and injury prevention (including violence prevention); family life and human sexuality; and disease prevention and control.
National research indicates that the benefits of curricula increase when students receive at least three consecutive years of health instruction with a minimum of 50 hours instruction time annually.
Tobacco Use Prevention
Violence and Injury Prevention
Growing With Family and Friends
Helping Your Body Grow
Alcohol Use and Abuse
Injury Prevention and First Aid
Relationships and Human Sexuality
Communicable Disease Prevention