Human Growth and Development

Welcome to the Marysville School District information and overview web page for the District's Adopted Human Growth and Development curriculum. View the content below for access and information including an informational video presentation and to preview the adopted curriculum at each grade level.

Click HERE to access OSPI resources and an overview on the Senate Bills 5395; Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Implementation and 1539; Empowering Children to Protect Themselves.

Beginning in the 2021-22 school year, schools must start providing comprehensive sexual health education at least twice in grades 6-8. Ideally, this would be a unit of instruction in at least two different grades, and there are many possible strategies for providing all required content. Best practice suggests providing instruction over time, building on earlier instruction. Instruction must be consistent with Health Education K-12 Learning Standards. Grade-level outcomes are provided as examples only and do not represent a required course of instruction.

CONTACTS

Melissa VanZanten
Curriculum and Assessment Director

Lisa Sofie
Curriculum TOSA
(360) 965-0021

Keanne Bender
District Specialist-Curriculum
(360) 965-0054

HG&D

Marysville School District Human Growth and Development Curriculum Overview and Informational Videos

The Marysville School District Curriculum and Assessment Director, Melissa VanZanten, has produced informational video presentations for parents and guardians on the District's adopted Human Growth and Development curriculum. The videos are available in English and Spanish. Click on the links below to view.

Parents and guardians can now preview the materials at their convenience. Questions may be directed to the Curriculum Department at (360) 965-0054 or email District Specialist Keanne Bender .

Introduction to Lessons Videos

Video

The videos provide an introduction to the curriculum materials and the material content being taught in schools. It is helpful to watch the video prior to reviewing the grade level curriculum posted on this site.

Click HERE to view the video in English.

Click HERE to view the video in Spanish.

Curriculum By Grade Level

Grade K-3

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum teaches kids how to manage feelings, set goals and get along with others. Instruction must be consistent with Social and Emotional Learning Standards and Benchmarks. (Note: there is not any sexuality content for students in grades K-3.)

Social Emotional Learning, Health, and Erin's Law (Senate Health Bill 1539; Empowering Children to Protect Themselves)

  • Elementary Child Protection Unit (CPU)

  • Bully Prevention Unit (BPU)

Second Step Elementary curriculum teaches kids skills that can help them in school, at work, and in life, such as listening, focusing attention, making friends, and problem-solving.

Second Step Social Emotional Learning and Health (www.secondstep.org) (Senate Health Bill 5395; Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Implementation)

  • Unit 1: Skills for Learning 

  • Unit 2: Empathy

  • Unit 3: Emotion Management

  • Unit 4: Problem Solving

Grade 5

Human Growth and Development

HIV/AIDS Prevention

Affirmative Consent and Bystander Training

Second Step:

  • Child Protection Unit, Lesson 3:  Unsafe and Unwanted Touch

  • Child Protection Unit, Lesson 4:  The Private Body Parts Rule

  • Child Protection Unit, Lesson 5:  Practicing Ways to Stay Safe

  • Child Protection Unit, Lesson 6:  Reviewing Safety Rules

  • Skills for Social & Academic Success Unit 1, Lesson 3: Being Assertive

  • Bully Prevention Unit,  Lesson 1:  Recognize, Report and Refuse

  • Bully Prevention Unit,  Lesson 2:  Bystander Power

  • Bully Prevention Unit,  Lesson 3:  Bystander Responsibility

  • Bully Prevention Unit,  Lesson 4:  Cyberbullying

HIV/AIDS and Human Growth & Development Opt Out Form

Grade 6

Human Growth and Development  

Affirmative Consent - Human Growth and Development Curriculum

Bystander Training - Middle School Second Step Curriculum

  • Unit 2: Recognizing Bullying and Harassment (Middle School Second Step)  

  • Lesson 11: How to be an Upstander

  • Lesson 12: Standing Up and Staying Safe

HIV/AIDS Prevention - Curriculum

HIV/AIDS and Human Growth & Development Opt Out Form

Grade 7

Human Growth and Development, Affirmative Consent

Bystander Training - Human Growth and Development Curriculum and Middle School Second Step Curriculum

  • Grade 7 Unit 2: Recognizing Bullying and Harassment (Middle School Second Step

  • Lesson 9: What is Sexual Harassment? 

  • Lesson 12: Our Rights and Responsibilities

HIV/AIDS Prevention Curriculum

HIV/AIDS and Human Growth & Development Opt Out Form

Grade 8

Human Growth and Development Curriculum

Affirmative Consent - Human Growth and Development Curriculum

Bystander Training - Human Growth and Development Curriculum and Middle School Second Step Curriculum

  • Grade 8 Unit 2: Recognizing Bullying and Harassment (Middle School Second Step

  • Lesson 8: Review Understanding Bullying

  • Lesson 11: Speak Up and Start a Movement

HIV/AIDS Prevention Curriculum

HIV/AIDS and Human Growth & Development Opt Out Form

Grade 9-12