Michigan Model for Health™
The Michigan Model for Health™ secondary level includes Middle School (Grades 7-8) and High School (Grades 9-12). Middle School is organized exclusively by content into separate modules. High School has at its core a one-semester health course addressing the major youth risk behaviors, plus additional content-specific modules addressing other important health topics. Each module includes its own Teacher Manual with a corresponding Teacher Resources USB drive, and provides complete lesson plans covering all health content for a given grade level group.* Each module is sold separately.
The curriculum is packaged in a three-ring binder because it is a “living document.” Using addenda published online, teachers can download updates and changes to their grade level curriculum and replace pages within their modules, making it easy to stay current…even with today’s limited resources.
** Additional support materials are required for most modules.
- Safe and Sound for Life: Social and Emotional Health and Safety
- A Winning Team: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
- The Power Is Yours to Be Tobacco Free
- Stay Drug Free Today for a Successful Tomorrow
- Growing Up and Staying Healthy (HIV and Other STI education requires separate approval process and certification in many states. Check your local district policy)
The Michigan Model for Health™ Middle School curriculum is organized exclusively by content and different content areas are published as separate modules. Some modules contain a combination of compatible subjects like nutrition and physical activity or social and emotional health and safety. Each module includes its own Teacher Manual with a corresponding Teacher Resources CD. The manual includes complete lesson plans covering the specific health content area using age-appropriate activities for grades 7-8.* The Teacher Resources Flash Drive includes electronic files of all reproducible items including student worksheets (both for print and interactive), handouts, PowerPoint presentations (and optional overhead masters), as well as assessments (pre-/post-tests, rubrics and checklists) and family materials, each where applicable. Each module is sold separately. (The only exception to standard format is the Emergency Preparedness Supplement for Grades 7-12, which is all on CD and has no printed manual but does call for a few additional classroom support materials to complete some of the activities.)
Nine different modules are available for the middle school health education class. Five of the titles address the CDC-identified youth risk behaviors. Other important health topics are addressed by the remaining modules. To view an overview of each module by content area, choose the subject from the content menu that follows or the specific title from the images above.
The Michigan Model for Health™ is a comprehensive curriculum so each grade level builds on the grades before it and lays the foundation for grades to follow. The middle school modules provide lesson plans that are age appropriate for grades 7-8 and continue to teach knowledge and skills that reinforce and build upon the elementary level curriculum. The most effective way to implement a comprehensive curriculum is sequentially at all grades or grade groups.
**Additional support materials are required for most modules.
The Michigan Model for Health™ High School curriculum is a combination of a one-semester course and other important health content areas published as separate modules.
It's All About Skills!
Skills for Health and Life is a whole new approach to health education. The semester course begins with 19 skill-packed lessons that lay the foundation for content-specific units that follow. A look at the National Health Education Standards shows seven of the eight standards addressing skills. These skills are not just health skills...they're life skills! It takes a skills-based curriculum to meet these standards and the Michigan Model for Health™ is just that. By focusing on the skill, outside of a specific content area, helps students understand that these skills are tools to be used anywhere in life, not just health class. After careful introduction, modeling and practice of skills in the foundation unit, the course moves on to the application of those skills to specific health content areas. This allows for even more practice. Practice using goal setting skills to set a physical activity goal, but know that the skill is the same for any goal in life...and recognize that good goals are SMART goals. Skills include: Accessing information; Analyzing influences; Goal setting; Decision making; Self management; Advocacy; and Interpersonal communication including effective listening, responding to the emotions of others, assertive communication, asking effective questions, negotiation, and collaboration.
Content-specific units, included with the semester curriculum and offering applied skill practice, include: Social and Emotional Health; Nutrition and Physical Activity; Safety; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs; and Personal Health and Wellness.
Skills for Health and Life includes has too many resources for a CD to handle. This curriculum includes a USB drive packed with PowerPoints, student handouts and worksheets (both for print and interactive), family worksheets and lots of assessments. Implementation of this curriculum requires other materials such as posters and videos. Materials and curriculum are sold separately.
The semester course allows up to 21 days for the implementation of the HIV and Other STIs curriuclum as selected by the school district. The Michigan Model for Health™ offers Healthy and Responsible Relationships for this important instruction. Healthy and Responsible Relationships is a three-in-one curriculum. In one teacher-manual is three different implementation options: abstinence-only, abstinence-based with condoms for disease risk-reduction but no contraception, or abstinence-based with contraception including condoms.
The Michigan Model for Health™ is a comprehensive curriculum so each grade level builds on the grades before it and lays the foundation for grades to follow. The middle school modules provide lesson plans that are age-appropriate for grades 7-8 and continue to teach knowledge and skills that reinforce and build upon the elementary level curriculum. Likewise, the high school curriculum is the culmination of the K-12 health education experience and prepares young adults for living a healthy lifestyle. The most effective way to implement a comprehensive curriculum is sequentially at all grades or grade groups.