• LEVEL 5 Health Curriculum


    ABDUCTION (Safety):  New York State Mandate (4 days of instruction, 5th day test). 

    • Vocabulary words:  Abduction, Kidnapping, Ransom. Lures, Exploited and Predator.
    • The history and purpose of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
    • The history of the Amber Alert and Megan's Law, and who were these children.
    • What to do if they were ever grabbed, to trust their "gut feelings."

    CHILD ABUSE:  New York State Mandate (4 days of instruction, 5th day test). 

    • Abuse is a cycle and will continue until it stops.
    • How does it stop?  By telling a trusted adult.
    • Reasons why people abuse their child.
    • Sexual, Physical, Verbal and Neglect are reviewed along with Mental and Emotional abuse.
    • Steps to be taken when a child is abused.  Say no, get away, tell and be believed.
    • Reinforced that it is never the child's fault. 

    ALCOHOL (8 days of instruction, 9th day test).

    • Two (2) types of alcohol and examples of each.
    • The involvement of the central nervous system.
    • Reasons why adults and kids drink.
    • Six (6) factors that cause a person to become drunk.
    • How to find out the % of alcohol.
    • Effects of alcohol use on the body in a short term vs. long term.
    • Years of addiction.
    • Vocabulary words.
    • Three (3) stages of alcoholism.
    • Why alcoholism is a family disease and the different types of support groups. 

    DRUGS (e-cigarettes, vaporizers, pot, tobacco)


    GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT (9 days of instruction, 10th day the test)

    *boys and girls are separated for instruction*

    *all materials are taught with professionalism and sensitivity; the dignity of each student is provided.

    For any questions or concerns, please contact me: mgallagher2@hamburgschools.org

    It is the parent/guardians responsibilty to contact the classroom teacher if you DO NOT want your child to participate in this unit.