School Health

Skills for a Healthy Life


A

A student who meets the content standard should:

  1. understand that a person's well-being is the integration of health knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors;
  2. understand how the human body is affected by behaviors related to eating habits, physical fitness, personal hygiene, harmful substances, safety, and environmental conditions;
  3. understand and identify the causes, preventions, and treatments for diseases, disorders, injuries, and addictions;
  4. recognize patterns of abuse directed at self or others and understand how to break these patterns;
  5. use knowledge and skills to promote the well-being of the family;
  6. use knowledge and skills related to physical fitness, consumer health, independent living, and career choices to contribute to well-being;
  7. understand the physical and behavioral characteristics of human sexual development and maturity; and
  8. understand the ongoing life changes throughout the life span and healthful responses to these changes.

B

A student should be able to demonstrate responsibility for the student's well-being.

A student who meets the content standard should:

  1. demonstrate an ability to make responsible decisions by discriminating among risks and by identifying consequences;
  2. demonstrate a variety of communication skills that contribute to well-being;
  3. assess the effects of culture, heritage, and traditions on personal well-being;
  4. develop an awareness of how personal life roles are affected by and contribute to the well-being of families, communities, and cultures;
  5. evaluate what is viewed, read, and heard for its effect on personal well-being; and
  6. understand how personal relationships, including those with family, friends, and co-workers, impact personal well-being.

C

A student should understand how well-being is affected by relationships with others.

A student who meets the content standard should:

  1. resolve conflicts responsibly;
  2. communicate effectively within relationships;
  3. evaluate how similarities and differences among individuals contribute to relationships;
  4. understand how respect for the rights of self and others contributes to relationships;
  5. understand how attitude and behavior affect the well-being of self and others; and
  6. assess the effects of culture, heritage, and traditions on well-being.

D

A student should be able to contribute to the well-being of families and communities.

A student who meets the content standard should:

  1. make responsible decisions as a member of a family or community;
  2. take responsible actions to create safe and healthy environments;
  3. describe how public policy affects the well-being of families and communities;
  4. identify and evaluate the roles and influences of public and private organizations that contribute to the well-being of communities;
  5. describe how volunteer service at all ages can enhance community well-being; and
  6. use various methods of communication to promote community well-being.