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): 7
All Resources: 0
7.1.1) Summarize the interrelationship of emotional, social, and physical health.

a. Determine how peers may affect the six dimensions of health.

b. Illustrate how changing family dynamics can affect health.

Examples: divorce, relocating, death

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 2
Classroom Resources: 2
7.1.2) Predict the risk of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: riding in the bed of a pick-up truck, biking without a helmet, riding without a seat belt

a. Give examples of dangers associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 0
7.1.3) Determine barriers to practicing healthy behaviors.

Examples: lack of finances, access to health services, social support

a. Examine how nutritional choices and psychological issues may lead to eating disorders.

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 0
7.1.4) Predict the consequences of engaging in unhealthy behaviors.

a. Discuss ways to prevent obesity.

b. Determine health risks associated with body piercings or tattoos.

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 0
7.1.5) Research family medical history and how it impacts personal health now and in the future.

a. Discuss hereditary diseases that impact personal health and wellness.

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): 7
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
7.2.1) Describe how family values and behaviors influence the health of adolescents.

Examples: eating family meals daily, participating in physical activity, practicing open communication

Analyzing Influences
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
7.2.2) Explain how communities can affect personal health practices and behaviors.

Examples: public policies regarding water pollution, air quality, tobacco use

Analyzing Influences
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
7.2.3) Describe how the media can send mixed messages about health.

Examples: advertisements concerning tobacco, alcohol, and nutrition

Analyzing Influences
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 0
7.2.4) Explain how school and public health policies can influence health promotion and disease prevention.

Examples: vending machine selections, vaccination requirements, wellness check-ups

Analyzing Influences
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
7.2.5) Discuss how risky choices influence the likelihood of unhealthy behaviors, including tobacco use increasing the risk of using other drugs and peer pressure to consume alcohol.

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): 7
All Resources: 2
Classroom Resources: 2
7.3.1) Distinguish between facts and myths of health information.

a. Examine beliefs concerning the transmission of HIV/AIDS; distinguish between fact and fallacy.

Access to Information/ Products/ Services
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 0
7.3.2) Demonstrate the ability to locate valid school and community health resources.

Examples: health clinic, school wellness committee, school nurse, local health department

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): 7
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
7.4.1) Discuss effective conflict management or resolution strategies.

Example: five steps to resolve conflict: calm down, state and understand the problem, apologize, promote solution finding, follow-up

Interpersonal Communication
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
7.4.2) Model refusal skills that avoid or reduce health risks.

Examples: role playing how to effectively handle bullying, harassment, and peer pressure situations

Interpersonal Communication
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
7.4.3) Demonstrate skills that avoid conflict.

Examples: asking someone respectfully not to smoke, practice active listening, reacting sensibly, communicating clearly, practicing patience

Anchor Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Decision-Making
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
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

Decision-Making
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 2
Classroom Resources: 2
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

Anchor Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
Goal-Setting
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 3
Classroom Resources: 3
7.6.1) Assess current personal health practices and set a goal to adopt, maintain, or improve one or more health practices.

Goal-Setting
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 0
7.6.2) Describe changing abilities, priorities, and responsibilities that impact personal health goals.

Examples: age, injuries, changing jobs, leaving active school life to work, sedentary to walking, walking to jogging, jogging to running; eating poorly to making healthy food choices leading to weight loss or weight gain

Self-Management
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 2
Classroom Resources: 2
7.7.1) State the importance of assuming responsibility for personal health behaviors and avoiding risky behaviors.

Examples: fast food vs. My Plate recommendations, screen time vs. active living

Self-Management
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 3
Classroom Resources: 3
7.7.2) Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others.

Examples: practicing proper use of prescription medications, good nutrition, proper rest, regular exercise; avoiding driver distractions

Anchor Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.
Advocacy
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
7.8.1) Create ways to influence and support others in making positive health choices.

Examples: using social media campaigns, YouTube live campaign, posters; addressing local school board with the need for quality physical education and healthier food choices

Advocacy
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 0
7.8.2) Describe which advertising appeals are being used in various advertisements.

Examples: bandwagon appeal, brand loyalty appeal, sex appeal