Courses of Study : Health Education

Health (2009)
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1 ) Describe resources that provide health care services.

Examples: county health departments, American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association

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2 ) Explain cultural influences on health behaviors, including social norms, family traditions, and stereotypes.

Example: family eating habits

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3 ) Describe how health is affected by the environment.

Example: respiratory problems caused by second-hand smoke

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4 ) Evaluate advances in technology that can improve environmental health.

Examples: alternative energy sources, recycled products

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5 ) Describe the influence of family history, culture, and environment on the causes and prevention of disease and other health problems.

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6 ) Propose strategies for self-defense, including parking lot safety, Internet safety, and telephone safety.

Health (2009)
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7 ) Demonstrate decision-making skills as they relate to situations involving health risks.

Examples: responding appropriately to sexual harassment, avoiding physical conflict, objecting to verbal and physical bullying, avoiding inappropriate electronic communication

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8 ) Plan a healthy meal.

•  Comparing nutrient density in a variety of snacks and beverages
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9 ) Explain ways microorganisms can cause food-borne illnesses.

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10 ) Describe diseases of the nervous, reproductive, circulatory, and respiratory systems.

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11 ) Compare short- and long-term effects of risky behaviors that compromise adolescent health.

•  Predicting potential health consequences of popular trends, including tattooing, piercing, and self-mutilation
Health (2009)
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12 ) Identify disease-causing agents.

Examples: viruses, protozoa, bacteria, fungi

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13 ) Recognize substance misuse, abuse, and dependence.

•  Recognizing the legal age to purchase tobacco and alcohol in Alabama
•  Explaining psychological, legal, and financial consequences of substance abuse