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Health, Grade 5, 2009

1.) Name factors to consider when selecting health products.

Examples: cost, safety, effectiveness, side effects

2.) Compare health-related resources regarding reliability.

Example: comparing health information in professional journals to health information in tabloid magazines

3.) Describe ways individuals, businesses, and communities protect the environment.

Examples: Adopt-a-Mile clean-up efforts, recycling projects, proper waste disposal procedures

4.) Identify types of communication that influence family behavior.

Example: conversations during family meals, including active listening

5.) Identify risky behaviors that affect personal health and safety.

Examples: use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; premarital sexual activity; self-mutilation

6.) Recognize basic first aid skills.

Examples: washing wounds with soap and water; applying the Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation (RICE) technique to injured muscles or joints

7.) Describe the impact of puberty on mental and emotional health.

8.) Explain prevention and intervention techniques related to bullying.

9.) Identify factors in addition to nutrition that affect personal body shape and size.

Examples: age, gender, height, genetics, society, activity level, illness

10.) Describe the major components of MyPyramid, including food groups, number of servings, variety of foods, nutrients, and physical activity.

•  Distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy dietary patterns
11.) Explain the body's natural defenses against diseases.

Examples: skin serving as a barrier to germ invasion, fever triggering an immune response

12.) Recognize communicable diseases that are preventable through immunization.

Examples: measles; tetanus; hepatitis A, B, and C

13.) Recognize prevention and intervention strategies for substance abuse.

Example: participating in drug abuse resistance education, community youth group activities, peer helping, and school service clubs

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