Courses of Study: Health

Health, Grade 9 - 12, 2009

1.) Analyze technology for its influence on consumer health and health care.

2.) Describe ways to advocate for a healthy environment.

3.) Describe global environmental issues.

4.) Identify personal, financial, and legal responsibilities of parenthood.

•  Identifying negative consequences associated with teen parenthood
5.) Identify common causes of disability and premature death.

Examples: sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), unintentional and intentional injuries, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer

6.) Demonstrate CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) techniques and other first aid skills.

7.) Recognize personal responsibility for lifelong health.

Examples: participating regularly in physical activity; practicing water safety; operating motor vehicles safely; scheduling annual physical exams, cancer screenings, and immunizations

8.) Identify symptoms, methods of treatment, and management of mental health disorders, depression, and stress.

•  Recognizing available resources and hotlines for mental health concerns

- resources—school personnel, peers

- hotlines—suicide prevention, rape crisis

•  Identifying warning signs and prevention strategies for suicide
9.) Describe significant life events that impact mental and emotional health.

Examples: birth or death of a loved one, marriage, childbirth, adoption, divorce, illness, victimization, relocation, end-of-relationship

10.) Analyze social and cultural messages about food and eating for their influence on nutrition choices.

•  Identifying factors that impact nutrition choices, including procurement, cost, and food preparation time
•  Describing persuasive techniques used by the media to influence decisions regarding purchasing food
•  Describing health consequences and treatment of eating disorders
11.) Describe prevention and management strategies for acute and chronic health conditions.

12.) Explain prevention methods for communicable diseases and infections.

Examples: using standard precautions, practicing abstinence, scheduling immunizations

13.) Explain the progression of HIV infection to AIDS.

14.) Interpret federal, state, and local laws as they relate to the purchase, sale, use, and possession of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

•  Identifying local school system rules for substance use and abuse
15.) Identify effects on health and behavior regarding the use of chemical substances, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, illegal drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

16.) Explain physiological effects of chemical substances on health and behavior.

Examples: liver damage, emphysema, heart disease