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Family Life Cirriculum

Family Life


Students in grades 5 through 9 will participate in Family Life classes. This complies with Tennessee Code Annotated 49-6-1301-1307, which mandates that our school system implement a program of Family Life instruction for students. We have endeavored to make this an age-appropriate instructional program following our school board abstinence-only policy while meeting Tennessee's standards.


The list of topics covered for grades 5 through 9 are listed below. However, if parents wish to review the curriculum we welcome you to do so at the School Health Office (3459 New Highway 68 Madisonville) We are happy to stay for later appointments, if needed. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lacey Thompson, Monroe County Schools CSH Director, at [email protected] or 423-420-9678

Life Skills 5th - 8th grade Topics
  • Introduction
  • Self-Image and Self Improvement
  • Making decisions
  • Smoking: Myths and Realities
  • Smoking and Biofeedback
  • Alcohol: Myths and Realities
  • Marijuana: Myths and Realities
  • Advertising
  • Violence and the Media
  • Coping with Anxiety
  • Coping with Anger 
  • Communication Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Resolving Conflicts