Courses of Study : Health Education

Anchor Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Health Promotion
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 10 - 12
World Health
All Resources: 2
Classroom Resources: 2
WH.1.1) Research the history of disease in the world.

a. Identify causes of major outbreaks and epidemics in the history of the world.

b. List major breakthroughs in the prevention and cure of disease.

c. Assess the effects of current health issues on world populations.

Anchor Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
Analyzing Influences
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 10 - 12
World Health
All Resources: 0
WH.2.1) Examine the health challenges facing the world today.

a. Collect statistical data about health issues within various countries.

b. Investigate the influence of family, peers, and culture on possible solutions to world health issues.

c. Examine the links among health, economic development, media, and technology.

d. Research how disparities in socio-economic status can adversely affect health and access to health care globally.

e. Analyze the roles and responsibilities of government and non-governmental organizations in achieving global health.

Anchor Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
Access to Information, Products, and Services
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 10 - 12
World Health
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
WH.3.1) Critique health intervention programs worldwide.

a. Examine possible solutions to world health issues through available intervention programs.

Anchor Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
Interpersonal Communication
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 10 - 12
World Health
All Resources: 0
WH.4.1) Communicate with professionals who support world health to learn about the roles and responsibilities of their jobs.

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 10 - 12
World Health
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
WH.4.2) Research the effectiveness of communicating prevention and management strategies to resolve world health issues.

Examples: HIV/AIDS, mental health, substance abuse, obesity, physical activity, nutrition, hunger

Anchor Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Decision-Making
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 10 - 12
World Health
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
WH.5.1) Evaluate alternatives to current world health programs and practices.

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 10 - 12
World Health
All Resources: 0
WH.5.2) Examine barriers that hinder decision-making skills related to world health issues.

Examples: politics, religious beliefs, culture

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 10 - 12
World Health
All Resources: 0
WH.5.3) Predict the potential short- and long-term impacts of poor decision-making on world health issues.

Examples: rising cost of medical care

Anchor Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
Goal-Setting
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 10 - 12
World Health
All Resources: 0
WH.6.1) Research the needs, strengths, and risks of long-term goals for addressing world health issues.

Anchor Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
Self-Management
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 10 - 12
World Health
All Resources: 0
WH.7.1) Analyze individual responsibility for enhancing global health.

Example: explaining how individual actions can help or hinder the eradication of communicable diseases

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 10 - 12
World Health
All Resources: 0
WH.7.2) Compare healthy practices and behaviors of people from various world-wide locations.

Examples: immunizations, wellness checkups

Anchor Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.
Advocacy
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 10 - 12
World Health
All Resources: 0
WH.8.1) Formulate innovative ways to influence and support people in other countries in making positive health choices.

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 10 - 12
World Health
All Resources: 0
WH.8.2) Work cooperatively as an advocate for improving world-wide health.

Examples: participating in international events such as Earth Day and World AIDS Day

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 10 - 12
World Health
All Resources: 0
WH.8.3) Adapt health messages and communication techniques to a specific global audience.