Middle School Health Education Curriculum Addresses Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), Vaping and Hookah

Curriculum Updates & Releases - Grades 7 - 8

The nationally recognized Michigan Model for Health™ (MMH) was recently updated to address the increased use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, also know as ENDS, by teens.  The module also now incorporates information on hookah use, a growing risk for young people in certain areas of Michigan. While the use of cigarettes are at an all-time low among teens, vaping, the use of e-cigarettes, and hookah are all becoming increasingly popular. The MMH curriculum has devoted a middle school module entirely to the prevention of tobacco and nicotine use, one of the three drugs most often abused by young people.

Michigan is the only state that has a model health curriculum for Pre-K through 12th grade students. The curriculum addresses the national and state standards and grade level guidelines for health education. It also addresses the six youth risk behaviors the Center for Disease Control (CDC) identified as being most likely to result in negative health and social outcomes, including tobacco use.

Middle School Tobacco & Vaping Prevention Curriculum

Grades 7-8 tobacco and vaping curriculum consists of six complete lesson plans using age-appropriate activities which includes:

  • lesson objectives and correlation with National Health Standards,
  • time and materials chart, preparation tasks, tips, and lesson procedure
  • student worksheets, teacher keys, teacher references, family resource sheets, and assessment rubrics and/or checklists
  • support materials posters are available for purchase separately to support the curriculum.

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Meets National and State Health Education Standards

Although this module was developed for Michigan’s schools, it is adaptable and relevant for all schools. Grades 7-8 tobacco module is aligns with national and state health education standards.

The module supports the Michigan’s State Board of Education adopted policy “Policy on 24/7 Tobacco-Free Schools” (Michigan Department of Education, 2005) for providing the most effective programs and environments for students to form tobacco-free habits.  

The Model for Healthy Kids

The Michigan Model for HealthTM is a nationally recognized, research-based comprehensive and sequential Pre-K through 12th grade health education curriculum. The MMH curriculum aims to give school-aged children and youth the knowledge and skills needed to practice and maintain healthy behaviors and lifestyles. It provides age-appropriate lessons addressing the most serious health challenges facing school children and youth.

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