ALEX Classroom Resource

  

Healthy Decision Making

  Classroom Resource Information  

Title:

Healthy Decision Making

URL:

https://www.rightdecisionsrightnow.com/activity/grades-8-9/activity-8-decisions-decisions/

Content Source:

Other
https://www.rightdecisionsrightnow.com
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

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.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 6
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

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 6
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

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
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

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
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

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
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

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
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

Tags: decision making, health, health enhancing decisions, healthy decisions
License Type: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
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Comments

Guiding questions specific to healthy alternatives, analyzing outcomes, and consideration for the impact on others within class discussions from this learning activity both extend and strengthen student application of using the decision making steps included in this digital learning activity. 

This is a free resource.

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Author: Andrea Rains
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit