Social-Emotional Learning - Grade Level Descriptions

Social-Emotional Learning - Grade Level Descriptions

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Course Description

In the sixth grade SEL class, students develop communication skills, conflict resolution skills, appreciation of differences, and self-appreciation. SEL provides a supportive and safe atmosphere where students can discuss many of the challenges that face adolescent girls. In this course, students also learn accurate information about puberty, health, and sexuality.

Units of Study:

  • Focusing and Centering

  • Enhancing Group and Self – Awareness

  • Communication and Cooperation

  • Conflict Resolution and Personal Problem Solving

  • Cross-Cultural Competencies

  • Puberty

  • Human Sexuality

    • Unit 1 – Human Development

      • Puberty
      • Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
      • Reproduction
    • Unit 2 – Relationships

      • Families
      • Friendship
      • Love
    • Unit 3 – Personal Skills

      • Identifying Values
      • Decision Making (SODA)
      • Communication
      • Identifying Resources and self-advocacy
    • Unit 4 – Sexual Behavior

      • Human Sexual Response
      • Intercourse
    • Unit 5 – Sexual Health

      • Self-Respect
      • Hygiene
      • Consumer Awareness
    • Unit 6 – Society and Culture

      • Gender Roles
      • Family Structures
      • Body Image and Media Literacy

Course Description

Seventh grade SEL continues to promote and deepen the skills learned in the sixth grade. Emphasis continues to be placed on group cooperation, building empathy, and understanding one's self and others.

Units of Study:

  • Focusing and Centering

  • Enhancing Group and Self – Awareness

  • Communication and Cooperation

  • Conflict Resolution and Personal Problem Solving

  • Cross-Cultural Competencies

  • Puberty

  • Human Sexuality

    • Unit 1 – Human Development

      • Review Puberty
      • Review Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
    • Unit 2 – Relationships

      • Friendships
      • Love
      • Dating
      • Marriage and Lifetime Commitments
    • Unit 3 – Personal Skills

      • Values, Behavior, and Purpose
      • Assertiveness Skills
      • Developing Effective Communication
    • Unit 4 – Sexual Behavior

      • Intercourse
      • Shared Sexual Behavior
      • Abstinence
    • Unit 5 – Sexual Health

      • Contraception and Methods
      • STI’s
      • Reproductive Health
    • Unit 6 – Society and Culture

      • Family Structures
      • Gender Roles and Stereotypes
      • Body Image
      • Media Literacy

Course Description

Eighth grade SEL continues to build on the curriculum. Students continue their development and understanding of themselves and others, and further their insight and ability to see themselves as proactive members of a larger global community. Drug education, values clarification, and assertiveness skills are an important part of the curriculum.

Units of Study:

  • Focusing and Centering

  • Enhancing Group and Self – Awareness

  • Cross-Cultural Competencies

  • Drug Education

  • Human Sexuality

    • Unit 1 – Society and Culture

      • Sexuality and Society
      • Diversity, Laws, and Religion
    • Unit 2 – Sexual Health

      • Contraception
      • STI’s
      • Abortion
    • Unit 3 – Personal Skills

      • Values Clarification
      • Assertiveness Skills
      • Resources/Self Advocacy
    • Unit 4 – Relationships

      • Dating
      • Relationship Abuse Awareness
      • Marriage
      • Commitments