Health Education



Sixth Grade - Health Concepts

  • Describe the specific characteristics of adolescent growth and development.
  • Explain situations requiring the use of valid and reliable health information, products and services and locate them.
  • Demonstrate a healthy practice/behavior to maintain or improve one’s own health in each of the following areas: personal hygiene healthy eating physical activity and tobacco, alcohol and other drug use prevention.
  • Demonstrate ways to recognize, avoid or change situations that threaten the safety of self and others and develop injury prevention and safety strategies including first aid for family and personal health.
  • Apply the following decision making skills to enhance health determine when health related situation requires a thoughtful decision making process determine when individual or collaborative decision making is appropriate distinguish between healthy or unhealthy alternatives and predict the potential short term impact on themselves or others choose healthy alternatives and analyze the outcome of their health related decision.

 

Seventh Grade - Health Concepts



  • Explain essential health concepts related to family life nutrition personal health safety and injury prevention and tobacco, alcohol and other drug use prevention.
  • Explain the interrelationships of physical, mental/intellectual, emotional and social health.
  • Identify causes of common adolescent disease and other health problems and describe ways to reduce, prevent, or treat them.
  • Demonstrate a healthy practice/behavior to maintain or improve one's own health in each of the following areas; personal hygiene; healthy eating, physical activity; and tobacco, alcohol and other drug use prevention.
  • Demonstrate ways to recognize, avoid or change situations that threaten the safety of self and others and develop injury prevention and safety strategies including first aid for family and personal health.
  • Explain and analyze how multiple factors influence adolescent health behaviors emphasizing how perceptions of norms, culture, personal values and beliefs influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

 

Eighth Grade - Health Concepts

  • Explain essential health concepts related to family life nutrition personal health safety and injury prevention and tobacco, alcohol and other drug use prevention.
  • Explain the interrelationships of physical, mental/intellectual, emotional and social health.
  • Examine the relationship between behaviors and personal health including personal responsibility for healthy and unhealthy behaviors and the barriers to practicing personal health.
  • Explain situations requiring the use of valid and reliable health information, products and services and locate them.
  • Demonstrate a healthy practice/behavior to maintain or improve one’s own health in each of the following areas: personal hygiene healthy eating physical activity and tobacco, alcohol and other drug use prevention.
  • Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy strategies for stress, anger and grief management.
  • Describe how some health risk behaviors, such as the use of gateway drugs, can influence the likelihood of engaging in unhealthy behaviors and how the use of drugs and alcohol can adversely influence judgment and self-control.
  • Describe and develop the following ways to influence and support others to make positive health choices: health enhancing position on a health topic and the information to support it; health enhancing messages that target specific audience and work cooperatively to advocate for healthy individuals, families and schools.
  • Utilize effective communication skills with family, peers and others to enhance health in the following ways: asking for and offering assistance to enhance the health of self and others refusal, negotiation and collaboration skills to avoid and reduce health risks and strategies for prevention, management and resolution of interpersonal conflicts without harm to self or others.

High School - Health Concepts

  • Analyze the interrelationships of physical, mental/intellectual, emotional and social health.
  • Explain causes of common diseases, disorders, and other health problems and propose ways to reduce, prevent or treat them.
  • Analyze and describe how genetics and family history can impact personal Health.
  • Analyze complex health concepts related to personal and mental health, disease prevention, sexuality, alcohol and other drug use prevention.
  • Demonstrate healthy practices/behaviors to maintain or improve the health of self and others.
  • Design, implement and evaluate a plan for stress management.
  • Analyze how some health risk behaviors, can influence the likelihood of engaging in unhealthy behaviors such as drug and alcohol use.
  • Utilize effective communication skills with family, peers and others to enhance health.
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