New York City grades 6-8 health education scope and sequence
This curricular planning resource provides a practical framework for implementing comprehensive, skills-based Health Education instruction at the middle school level. Access a black and white version for easy printing.
Developed by DOE instructional leaders and teachers and aligned to State and national standards, the grades 6-8 Scope and Sequence is organized around six units of study:
- Foundations for Adolescent Health
- Social, Emotional, and Mental Health
- Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug-Use Prevention
- Sexual Health
- Nutrition and Physical Activity
- Personal Health and Safety
The Scope and Sequence guides educators in using a skills-based approach in which students learn, practice, and demonstrate the skills they need to make informed decisions and adopt healthy behaviors. Key components include:
- Overview grid: An at-a-glance summary of the curriculum, including units, topics, concepts, and skills.
- Unit Summaries: List the health concepts and skills, essential questions, healthy behavior outcomes, and standards alignment for each unit
As part of the DOE's commitment to equity and inclusion, this version is digitally accessible and is appropriate for use with a screen reader.