High School Resources

SFUSD requires that all High School students receive a minimum of one semester of health education. A 78-lesson breakdown follows:

  • 21 lessons on growth/development from Be Real. Be Ready. comprehensive sexuality curriculum
  • 15 lessons on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, including all 12 lessons from Towards No Drug Abuse
  • 15 lessons on nutrition and physical activity  
  • 10 lessons on mental, emotional, and social health
  • 7 lessons on safety and injury and violence prevention
  • 10 lessons on other health content areas and relevant health issues  
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  • 10 lessons on mental, emotional, and social health
  • 21 lessons on growth and development from the Be Real. Be Ready. comprehensive sexuality curriculum
    • decision making, communication in dating relationships, relationship violence
    • reproductive anatomy and physiology, pregnancy, childbirth, parenting
    • contraception, infections
    • sexual healthcare rights and resources
    • gender, sexuality, family diversity, LGBTQ awareness
  • 15 lessons on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, including all 12 lessons from Towards No Drug Abuse
  • 15 lessons on nutrition and physical activity
  • 7 lessons on safety and injury and violence prevention
  • 10 lessons on other health content areas and relevant health issues based on students’ needs and concerns 
    • introduction to health education and types of health (beginning of course) and review day (end of course)
    • consumer health, accessing and applying for affordable health care
    • environmental health
    • community health, communicable and lifestyle diseases
  • To be supplemented with projects, guest speakers, field trips, and exams to complete the 90-day semester.
    From SFUSD Board of Education Code #51931-51939

Below is a list of the lessons SFUSD recommends teachers use in each subject area.      REQUEST RESOURCES

 

Recommended Lessons

Health Smart High School

Health Smart High School: Emotional & Mental Health

This 283-page book includes sixteen lessons on mental and emotional health, as well as assessments, handouts, a glossary, and a DVD of digital resources. ETR’s Health Smart program gives youth the knowledge and skills to make healthy choices and establish life-long healthy behaviors.

  • Lesson 1: Dimensions of Health
  • Lesson 2: Exploring Emotional Health
  • Lesson 5: Understanding Stress
  • Lesson 6: Ways to Manage Stress
  • Lesson 7: Responding to Emotions in Healthy Ways
  • Lesson 8: Skills for Effective Communication
  • Lesson 11: Coping with Loss and Grief
  • Lesson 12: Managing Anger
  • Lesson 15: Understanding Mental Health Disorders
  • Lesson 16: Getting Help for Mental Health Issues

 

Additional Resources

The Mask You Live In

In this 1 hour and 37 min. DVD, The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

View a trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc45-ptHMxo

Miss Representation

In this 1 hour 29 min. DVD, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. This film explores stories from teenage girls and interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics.

View a trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2UZZV3xU6Q

Inside the Teenage Brain

In this 53min. DVD, “Inside the Teenage Brain,” FRONTLINE chronicles how scientists are exploring the brain and finding some new explanations for why adolescents behave the way they do. These discoveries could change the way we parent, teach, or perhaps even understand our teenagers.

View a trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nBqadr1Euc

Being Mortal

In this 54 min. DVD, “Being Mortal,” FRONTLINE follows renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors — himself included — are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients.

View a trailer here: http://www.pbs.org/video/frontline-being-mortal-trailer/

Kaiser Permanente Resilience Squad

Resilience Squad is available to schools and communities free of charge and offers tools for students to build healthy relationships, manage high level