Sixth Grade

Seventh and
Eighth Grades

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Last updated 11/10/06
Middle School - Guidance
GRADE SIX
Grade Level Expectations for Guidance/
Human Growth and Development


These are the core grade level expectations based on the McRel standards and benchmarks that should be taught during sixth grade and represent what a student will learn. They are written from the student point of view. Local sites may add additional grade level expectations to correspond with their curriculum. These grade level expectations are aligned with McRel standards. The number listed is in reference to McRel 3rd edition. Not all standards are addressed at every grade level which is appropriate considering a student’s development.

GUIDANCE/HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT - listed by strands

1. Working with Others

(1.1) Contributes to the overall effort of a group
(1.2) Uses conflict-resolution techniques
(1.3) Works well with diverse individuals and in diverse situations
(1.4) Displays effective interpersonal communication skills
(1.5) Demonstrates leadership skills
(1.6) Demonstrates understanding of various careers as they apply to content areas

2. Self-Regulation

(2.1) Sets and manages goals
(2.2) Performs self-appraisal
(2.3) Considers risks
(2.4) Maintains a healthy self-concept
(2.5) Restrains impulsivity

3. Human Growth and Development - derived in part from Growing in Love, Harcourt Religion Publishers

(3.1) Understands that God created all things out of love
(3.2) Recognizes that God’s gift of life is precious at all stages
(3.3) Recognizes that taking care of ourselves respects God’s gift of life
(3.4) Recognizes that the Church teaches the right use of God’s gift of sexuality
(3.5) Understands tenets of safe environment lesson
GRADES SEVEN AND EIGHT
Grade Level Expectations for Guidance/
Human Sexuality


These are the core grade level expectations based on the McRel standards and benchmarks that should be taught during seventh and eighth grades and represent what a student will learn. They are written from the student point of view. Local sites may add additional grade level expectations to correspond with their curriculum. These grade level expectations are aligned with McRel standards. The number listed is in reference to McRel 3rd edition. Not all standards are addressed at every grade level which is appropriate considering a student’s development.

GUIDANCE/HUMAN SEXUALITY

1. Working with Others

(1.1) Contributes to the overall effort of a group
(1.2) Uses conflict-resolution techniques
(1.3) Works well with diverse individuals and in diverse situations
(1.4) Displays effective interpersonal communication skills
(1.5) Demonstrates leadership skills
(1.6) Demonstrates understanding of various careers as they apply to content areas

2. Self-Regulation

(2.1) Sets and manages goals
(2.2) Performs self-appraisal
(2.3) Considers risks
(2.4) Maintains a healthy self-concept
(2.5) Restrains impulsivity

3. Human Sexuality - derived in part from Growing in Love, Harcourt Religion Publishers

(3.1) Understands tenets of Safe Environment lesson
(3.2) Understands that each person has dignity and worth
(3.3) Recognizes that the attraction between the sexes if part of God’s plan for new life
(3.4) Recognizes that respect for others is shown in honoring the whole person
(3.5) Recognizes that authentic love contains elements of physical attraction, mutual friendship, and selfless, unconditional caring
(3.6) Understands that self control is an important part of growing in love as a whole person, physically and spiritually
(3.7) Understands that the sexual drive is natural and good and can be misused
(3.8) Recognizes that marriage is a covenant of faithful and fruitful love
(3.9) Understands that human dignity flows from having been created in God’s image
(3.10) Recognizes that men and women are created to complement, not compete with each other
(3.11) Recognizes that stereotyping and other forms of discrimination are wrong
(3.12) Recognizes that there are appropriate ways to express affection and love in friendships and dating
(3.13) Understands that the Church’s teaching on sexual morality makes sense and is rooted in the natural moral law.
(3.14) Recognizes that some choices and actions are objectively right and some are objectively wrong
(3.15) Understands that Christian marriage and parenting are loving and life-giving
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Ms. Shawver

Ms. Sara Shawver (6th Grade)




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