Life Skills Grade 6
Course of Studies
Description of the Course:
Students in grade 6 will receive instruction in the following areas of life skills: independent living Skills, drug abuse awareness and foods and nutrition.
Purpose of the Course:
Life Skills taught in grade 6 builds upon the grade 5 curriculum. Based on the Connecticut State Performance Standards and Competencies in Nutrition and Food Preparation, students will explore and demonstrate the principles of breakfast and lunch preparation, menu planning and its relation to the food guide pyramid and varied nutritional needs. Additional topics will include manners, table setting, kitchen safety and sanitation, reading and interpreting recipes, and terminology. Students will investigate their family origins in a tolerance/diversity unit. They will also discuss the social, intellectual, emotional and physical changes that occur during adolescence. Drug Abuse Awareness is addressed using the Project Alert booster lessons. The negative effects that abusing drugs, specifically alcohol, tobacco, inhalants and marijuana, have on a healthy lifestyle are covered in these lessons. This is a follow-up and review of the grade five D.A.R.E. program.
Goals or Expectancies Addressed:
- Students will strengthen the well being of individuals and families.
- Students will promote optimal nutrition and wellness.
- Students will demonstrate successful life management.
- Students will appreciate human worth and accept responsibility for one’s actions.