Courses of Study: Health

Health, Grade 1, 2009

1.) Recognize health-enhancing activities that promote clean schools, homes, and communities.

Example: participating in school-wide cleanup, Auntie Litter, and People Against a Littered State (PALS) projects

2.) Recognize safety instructions on consumer products.

3.) Name technology resources used to access reliable health information.

Examples: telephone, Internet, television, digital video diskette (DVD)

4.) Identify roles and responsibilities of health care professionals within the community.

5.) Describe ways to save energy, water, and other resources.

6.) Recognize activities that encourage healthy family living.

Examples: family meal time, family outings

7.) Differentiate between safe and unsafe touch.

8.) Demonstrate ways to summon help in an emergency.

Examples: dialing 911, contacting trusted and helpful adults

9.) Identify positive ways to cope with emotions.

Examples: talking to a parent, taking time-out away from others, seeking help from teachers or administrators

10.) Identify decision-making skills that enhance health.

Example: saying "no" to medication unless prescribed by a doctor or given by a designated adult

11.) Identify foods in the six food groups on MyPyramid.

12.) Recognize foods and beverages that are healthy choices.


- foods—vegetables, fruits, whole grains

- beverages—water, 100 percent fruit and vegetable juices, low-fat milk

13.) Identify ways in which germs enter the body.

14.) Describe how the avoidance of harmful substances may enhance personal health and individual well-being.

Example: avoiding tobacco and second-hand smoke to promote healthy lungs

15.) Identify refusal skills needed to avoid harmful substances.

Examples: saying "no," walking away