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): 6
All Resources: 2
Classroom Resources: 2
6.1.1) Describe the interrelationship between social and emotional health in adolescence.

a. . Identify how positive relationships can enhance each dimension of health.

b. Explain how stress can affect personal health.

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
6.1.2) List ways to reduce or prevent injuries and illness.

Examples: stretching techniques, regular exercise, equipment safety, flu shot, obtaining immunizations against HPV and other conditions

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 6
Classroom Resources: 6
6.1.3) Describe benefits of practicing healthy behaviors.

Examples: using household products only for intended purposes, dietary choices, physical activity, drinking plenty of water

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
6.1.4) Examine how personal health and wellness are affected positively or negatively by an individual's surroundings.

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 0
6.1.5) Identify how positive family practices and beliefs promote personal health.

Examples: regular dental and vision check-ups, regular doctor visits

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): 6
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
6.2.1) Examine how family and peers influence the health of adolescents.

Examples: inactivity, fast food consumption

a. List personal family guidelines and rules that enhance health.

b. List peer situations that enhance health.

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 0
6.2.2) Identify health services offered in the school.

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 3
Classroom Resources: 3
6.2.3) Investigate how messages from media influence health behaviors.

Examples: social media, fast food advertisements, editing photos to enhance physical appearance

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 0
6.2.4) Explain the influence of values and beliefs on individual health practices and behaviors.

Examples: family values, religious beliefs

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 0
6.2.5) Identify how bad health choices result in poor personal health.

Example: excessive caloric intake resulting in excess poundage

Anchor Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
Access to Information/ Products/ Services
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
6.3.1) Analyze the validity of a variety of Internet sources for health information.

Examples: valid sites -.edu (education), .org (non-profit), or .gov (government); unreliable health information sites - .com (commercial)

a. Identify local resources for reliable health information.

Examples: public health agencies, school nurse, health education teacher

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 0
6.3.2) Determine the accessibility of reliable resources, personnel, and services that enhance health.

Examples: school counselor, school nurse, dentist, 911

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): 6
All Resources: 0
6.4.1) Apply effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to enhance health.

Examples: praise, high-five, fist bump, thumbs up

a. Demonstrate appropriate nonverbal communication skills someone could use when upset.

Examples: walking away, remaining calm and quiet

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 0
6.4.2) List refusal and negotiation skills to avoid or reduce health risks.

Examples: saying no, suggesting alternative choices

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
6.4.3) Determine when and how to utilize different communication strategies to deal with a variety of situations and conflicts.

Examples: compromising, apologizing, addressing the issue

Anchor Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Decision-Making
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
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 (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
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

Anchor Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
Goal-Setting
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 4
Classroom Resources: 4
6.6.1) Assess personal health practices.

Examples: food choices, physical activity, hygiene

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 0
6.6.2) Describe how setting goals to increase time for physical activity and academic study may reduce stress.

a. List activities that can improve physical and mental health.

Self-Management
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
6.7.1) Critique examples of responsible behaviors that reduce health risks.

Examples: choosing healthy foods, participating in healthy activities, having regular medical and dental check-ups

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 0
6.7.2) Describe practices to avoid to reduce health risks to self and others.

Examples: smoking or vaping, drinking alcohol, using illegal drugs, texting while driving

Anchor Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.
Advocacy
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 3
Classroom Resources: 3
6.8.1) State a health-enhancing position and support it with accurate information.

Example: applying sunscreen has been proven to help prevent skin cancer

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 0
6.8.2) Identify ways by which health messages can be altered to appeal to different audiences.

Example: modifying a snack advertisement to target children, teenagers, or adults