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Eighth Grade Health and Wellness Resources

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Subject: Health Education
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
School, money, friends, family, and the future are just a few of the factors that contribute to a person's stress level. Using stress management techniques, people can avoid bad stress, known as distress, and thrive off of good stress, or eustress. The program defines stress, identifies different kinds of stressors, and offers strategies for managing stressful situations.
Skills: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks
Georgia Standards: HE8.1, HE8.7
 
 
Subject: Health Education
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Talks about legal and illegal drugs, and summarizes the negative impacts of drug abuse. The program also emphasizes the benefits of medicine when used properly, and highlights the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, heroin, and cocaine. NOTE: This program contains content that may not be appropriate for all viewers. Please preview before sharing in class.
Skill: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Georgia Standard: HE8.1  
 
 
Subject: Health Education
Source: PBS Media Learning
Resource Type: Interactive Lessons
In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students watch videos that explore why some foods are healthy and others unhealthy, they outline the process our body uses to break down foods into forms it can use, and they explain the role nutrition can play in managing diseases, including diabetes. Students develop their literacy skills through a science focus on personal health and the importance of making good food choices. During this process, they read informational text, learn and practice vocabulary words, and explore content through videos and interactive activities. This resource is part of the Inspiring Middle School Literacy Collection.
Skills: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks
Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.
Georgia Standards: HE8.1, HE8.7, HE8.8
 
 
Subject: Health Education
Source: PBS Media Learning
Resource Type: Video
Features the dangers and health risks associated with smoking. Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and hookah have serious consequences for teens and adults
Skill: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Georgia Standard: HE8.1  
 
 
Subject: Physical Education
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Summarizes the information presented during the virtual field trip and reviews the exercises performed in each activity category.
Skills: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Participates regularly in physical activity.
Georgia Standards: PE8.1, PE8.3
 
 
Subject: Physical Education
Source: PBS Media Learning
Resource Type: Video/Interactive
Learn the difference between strength, endurance, and power in this self paced lesson for students to enjoy on their own. Find out how body fat impacts both fitness and health.
Skills: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Participates regularly in physical activity.
Georgia Standards: PE8.1, PE8.3
 
 
Subject: Physical Education
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Teaches how to perform numerous Pilates exercises, such as single-leg circles, double-leg stretches, spine twists, and shoulder bridges. The program uses these and other exercises to complete an entire Pilates-workout routine with host Sarah Booth.
Skill: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Georgia Standard: PE8.4  
 
 
Subject: Physical Education
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Joins Miami Dolphins cheerleaders, AHA representatives, and students from Miami, Florida in warm up activities
Skill: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Georgia Standard: PE8.4