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Health, Grade 7, 2009

1.) Describe resources that provide health care services.

Examples: county health departments, American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association

2.) Explain cultural influences on health behaviors, including social norms, family traditions, and stereotypes.

Example: family eating habits

3.) Describe how health is affected by the environment.

Example: respiratory problems caused by second-hand smoke

4.) Evaluate advances in technology that can improve environmental health.

Examples: alternative energy sources, recycled products

5.) Describe the influence of family history, culture, and environment on the causes and prevention of disease and other health problems.

6.) Propose strategies for self-defense, including parking lot safety, Internet safety, and telephone safety.

7.) Demonstrate decision-making skills as they relate to situations involving health risks.

Examples: responding appropriately to sexual harassment, avoiding physical conflict, objecting to verbal and physical bullying, avoiding inappropriate electronic communication

8.) Plan a healthy meal.

•  Comparing nutrient density in a variety of snacks and beverages
9.) Explain ways microorganisms can cause food-borne illnesses.

10.) Describe diseases of the nervous, reproductive, circulatory, and respiratory systems.

11.) Compare short- and long-term effects of risky behaviors that compromise adolescent health.

•  Predicting potential health consequences of popular trends, including tattooing, piercing, and self-mutilation
12.) Identify disease-causing agents.

Examples: viruses, protozoa, bacteria, fungi

13.) Recognize substance misuse, abuse, and dependence.

•  Recognizing the legal age to purchase tobacco and alcohol in Alabama
•  Explaining psychological, legal, and financial consequences of substance abuse
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