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   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (6) 16 :
6.5.1) Describe situations that can help or hinder making a healthy decision.

Examples: socio-economic status, access to medical services, availability of healthful foods, sedentary lifestyle

[HE] (6) 17 :
6.5.2) Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy alternatives to health-related issues or problems.

Example: role-playing healthy ways to express anger and frustration

[HE] (7) 16 :
7.5.1) Distinguish when a self-decision should be made or if help should be sought from a responsible adult.

Examples: friends begin drinking, unsafe situation arises at school, suicidal friend, suspected abuse, seat belt use, suicidal thoughts

a. Determine when it is necessary to ask for assistance when making a health choice.

Examples: friend begins to self-harm, negative peer pressure

[HE] (7) 17 :
7.5.2) Analyze healthy alternatives over unhealthy alternatives when making decisions.

Examples: eating regular meals vs. skipping meals, choosing healthy snacks vs. junk food, getting proper exercise vs. too much screen time

[HE] (8) 16 :
8.5.1) Predict the impact on self and others when making a health-related decision.

Examples: following a time-management plan, walking to school, limiting caffeine intake, riding with an impaired driver

a. Analyze options as well as outcomes, when pressured by peers to perform illegal acts.

Examples: underage drinking leading to being arrested, injury or death when not wearing a seat belt, riding a motorcycle without a helmet resulting in head injury

[HE] (8) 17 :
8.5.2) Critique the positive and negative outcomes of a health-related decision.

Examples: positive -- keeping calendar to manage time, reading food labels, getting adequate sleep
negative -- tobacco use, eating disorders, drug use

Subject: Health Education (6 - 8)
Title: Healthy Decision Making

This learning activity provides a role-play scenario for students to apply the decision-making steps outlined in various situations and scenarios. Small groups of students determine lists of options, consequences, and decisions for each hypothetical situation. A digital activity link is included for use.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

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