Educational Resources: 6 - 8

In this section you will find all the materials you will need to implement the educational portion of the health. moves. minds.® program. Clicking the green download button will allow you to download a .zip file for all the educational materials for a grade band. You can use the materials and lessons in their entirety or adapt them to fit the needs of your students. Be sure to come back periodically as we continue to build this library of resources for teachers!

Materials for Grades 6-8

Lessons

Four standards-based physical education lessons and four skills-based health lessons for grades 6-8, a total of eight lessons. This includes:

  • Physical Education Lessons
    • Lesson 1: Empowered Mind & Body — Mindfulness and Myself (Sneak Peak)
    • Lesson 2: Empowered Mind & Body — Diversity for All
    • Lesson 3: Empowered Mind & Body — The Power of Calm
    • Lesson 4: Empowered Mind & Body
  • Health Education Lessons
    • Lesson 1: Power Through Empowerment — Analyzing Influences & You
    • Lesson 2: Power Through Empowerment — Analyzing Influences and the Power of Words
    • Lesson 3: Power Through Empowerment — My Vlaues and Beliefs
    • Lesson 4: Power Through Empowerment — Deal Breakers and Past Decisions

Mini-Lessons

The new mini-lessons are shorter activities that allow for more flexibility for teachers to incorporate health. moves. minds. content into their already existing lessons or curriculum. Mini-lessons range from five minutes to 20 minutes with some activities that can be incorporated into classroom routines more regularly. Teachers can implement health. moves. minds. with their own lessons and activities. The content provided is to guide teachers in determining what content to focus on with their students. It’s important to note, the mini-lessons may need to be adjusted by the teacher to accommodate the unique attributes and diversity of individual classes and students.

  • Grades 6-8
    • Kindful Minute
    • Hidden in Plain Sight
    • In or Out
    • Values Tournament
    • Mystery Puzzle Friends
  • Skill Posters
    • Kindful Minute
    • Inclusion

Mini Posters

Each mini poster lists the skill cues or has the definition of a term taught within the Empowered Mind & Body physical education or Power Through Empowerment health education lessons for grades 6-8. Print these posters out and hang them in your gym/health classroom and share them with other teachers in your school. Skill posters include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Kind messages/compliments
  • Equity
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Mindful Senses
  • Mindful Minute
  • Better Breathing
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Analyzing Influences
  • Analyzing Influences SKill Cues
  • Empowerment

Physical Education Lesson Materials

The following materials are used in the Empowered Mind & Body physical education lessons for grades 6-8. This includes:

  • Emoji Rating Scale - All Lessons
  • Kind Message Cards — Lesson 1
  • Negative Message Cards — Lesson 1
  • Team Building Equipment List Cards — Lesson 1
  • Self-talk Scenario Slips — Lesson 1
  • Four Corners questions — Lesson 2
  • Letter Cards — Lesson 3
  • Find Someone…. Worksheet — Lesson 4
  • health. moves. minds. station Cards — Lesson 4
  • health. moves. minds. Station Cards Template — Lesson 4
  • Assessment sheet — Lesson 4

Health Education Lesson Materials

The following materials are used in the Power Through Empowerment health education lessons for grades 6-8. This includes:

  • Web of Influences worksheet — Lesson 2
  • My Values and Beliefs Worksheet — Lesson 3
  • Relationship Rubric assessment — Lesson 4
  • Analyzing a Past Decisions assessment — Lesson 4