Courses of Study: Health

Health, Grade 2, 2009

1.) Identify community emergency services.

Examples: police and fire departments, emergency medical services (EMS)

2.) Explain the importance of warnings found on tobacco products and medical and chemical containers.

3.) Identify effects of pollutants, household wastes, and chemical hazards on the environment.

4.) Identify hereditary and environmental factors that influence family health.


- hereditary—diabetes, hypertension

- environmental—exposure to second-hand smoke, mold, and air pollutants

5.) Describe safety products, devices, warning signs, and symbols.

6.) List rules for weapon safety.

7.) Describe personal behaviors that enhance safety at school, home, and within the community.


- school—staying seated on the bus, observing playground rules

- home—using the Internet with parental supervision, establishing emergency escape routes

- community—staying close to parent in a mall, practicing water safety

8.) Explain ways that bullying and excessive teasing can be hurtful.

•  Comparing positive and negative ways to respond to conflict
Examples: taking responsibility for personal behavior instead of blaming others, talking instead of hitting, waiting turn instead of interrupting

9.) Identify the six major nutrients.

Examples: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins, minerals

10.) Recognize ways of responding to hunger and satiety cues.

Examples: eating when hungry, not eating when full

11.) Recognize causes of illness and disease.

Examples: germs, hereditary and environmental factors, personal health decisions

12.) Identify ways drugs enter the body, including injection, inhalation, absorption, and ingestion.

13.) Identify household substances that are often misused.

Examples: glue, markers, aerosol sprays, paint