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): 8
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
8.1.1) Explain how emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual, mental, and social health affect each other.

a. Determine how social influences can affect physical health.

b. Describe how risky health behaviors affect the emotional, physical, and social health of adolescents.

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
8.1.2) Analyze how the environment, family history, personal behaviors, and health care can affect individual healthful living.

a. Describe ways to reduce or prevent injuries and illness in adolescents as it pertains to family history, personal behaviors, and health care.

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 2
Classroom Resources: 2
8.1.3) Create a plan for eliminating personal unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: inappropriate use of needles, tobacco use, physical inactivity, sexual contact, alcohol consumption, inadequate sleep

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 3
Classroom Resources: 3
8.1.4) Analyze the relationship between engaging in regular physical activity and healthy eating as ways to improve personal health.

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 2
Classroom Resources: 2
8.1.5) Analyze family history to determine the effects of health conditions that may be chronic or acute diseases.

Examples: diabetes, high-cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancer, mental health issues

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): 8
All Resources: 0
8.2.1) Describe the influence of culture on health beliefs, practices, and behaviors.

Examples: religious beliefs, gang activity, family customs

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 0
8.2.2) Examine ways the school and community encourage students to use appropriate life skills to improve health.

Examples: participating in conflict resolution practices, Red Ribbon Week, Walk to School Day

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 2
Classroom Resources: 2
8.2.3) Analyze the influences of technology on personal and family health.

Examples: screen time, video game addictions, activity trackers, diabetes monitor, heart monitor, fitness assessment tools

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 0
8.2.4) Explain how societal perceptions influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: acceptance of teenage smoking and teenage pregnancy by peers, certain communities, and cultures

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 0
8.2.5) Give examples of how substance abuse can increase the likelihood of other health risk behaviors.

Examples: alcohol consumption lowering inhibitions, e-cigarettes or vaping leading to smoking

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): 8
All Resources: 3
Learning Activities: 3
8.3.1) Analyze the validity of health claims made concerning health products and services.

Examples: use of herbal medicines, nutritional supplements, weight loss supplements, steroids use

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 0
8.3.2) Identify situations that may require professional health services, including self-harm, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, sexual abuse, and harm toward others.

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): 8
All Resources: 0
8.4.1) Analyze how strategies using verbal and nonverbal communication effectively can enhance health.

Examples: verbal -- using positive interpersonal communication to avoid conflict
non-verbal -- shaking hands, displaying positive facial expressions, making eye contact

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 2
Classroom Resources: 2
8.4.2) Demonstrate negotiation skills which help resolve conflict in bullying situations.

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 3
Classroom Resources: 3
8.4.3) Demonstrate effective communication when confronted with mental or emotional problems in others.

Examples: respect vs. disrespect, empathy vs. complacency, calmness vs. excitability, confronting vs. non-confrontational

Anchor Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Decision-Making
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 2
Classroom Resources: 2
8.5.1) Predict the impact on self and others when making a health-related decision.

Examples: following a time-management plan, walking to school, limiting caffeine intake, riding with an impaired driver

a. Analyze options as well as outcomes, when pressured by peers to perform illegal acts.

Examples: underage drinking leading to being arrested, injury or death when not wearing a seat belt, riding a motorcycle without a helmet resulting in head injury

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 5
Classroom Resources: 5
8.5.2) Critique the positive and negative outcomes of a health-related decision.

Examples: positive -- keeping calendar to manage time, reading food labels, getting adequate sleep
negative -- tobacco use, eating disorders, drug use

Anchor Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
Goal-Setting
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 2
Classroom Resources: 2
8.6.1) Apply strategies and skills needed to attain a personal health goal.

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 2
Classroom Resources: 2
8.6.2) Analyze how keeping an activity record will help an individual to attain a personal health goal.

Examples: using food journal to track nutritional intake, My Fitness Pal, Fitbit, digital tracking device, track daily activity with activity log

Self-Management
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
8.7.1) Perform overall self-assessments and identify behaviors that will impact personal health.

Examples: assessing sleeping, eating, and exercising patterns

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 0
8.7.2) Document healthy practices and behaviors that will improve the health of self and others.

Example: maintaining a personal health journal

Anchor Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.
Advocacy
Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 0
8.8.1) Demonstrate ways to influence and support others in making positive health choices.

Examples: public service announcements, persuasive writing, YouTube videos, skits

Health Education (2019)
Grade(s): 8
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
8.8.2) Work collaboratively to advocate for healthy individuals, families, and schools.

Examples: designing healthy recipes, supporting the school wellness policy, school newscasts, school newsletters