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Health, Grade 3, 2009

1.) Recognize media messages affecting consumer health decisions.

2.) Relate common health problems to environmental factors.

Examples: flu and colds due to germ transmission indoors, sunburn due to overexposure to the sun

3.) Describe factors that may cause changes in family units.

Examples: death, divorce, remarriage, birth, adoption, promotion, relocation

4.) Identify behaviors that should be reported to responsible adults.

Examples: use of drugs, tobacco, or alcohol; incidence of abuse, neglect, or physical fighting or threats

5.) Explain why having friends with health conditions or special needs can be safe.

6.) Identify ways to create and maintain healthy friendships.

Examples: using assertive communication skills, disagreeing respectfully

7.) Identify resources that assist with mental and emotional health.


- school—nurse, guidance counselor, administrator, resource officer

- community—parent or other trusted adult

8.) List a food source for each of the major nutrients.


- proteins and fats—meat

- carbohydrates and vitamins—vegetables

- water and minerals—fruit

9.) Identify portion sizes and number of daily servings needed from each food group using MyPyramid.

•  Choosing food and beverages based on balance, moderation, and variety
•  Explaining nutrient and caloric information found on a nutrition facts label
10.) Describe types, causes, and symptoms of communicable and noncommunicable diseases.

11.) Identify skills needed to make healthy decisions regarding the use of drugs or other harmful substances.

Examples: resistance skills, resilience skills

12.) Identify safety rules for using medicine.

Examples: following directions on personal prescriptions, avoiding sharing personal medications with others

13.) Distinguish between legal and illegal drugs.

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