HealthEducation is taught in the regular education classroom, in PE, through Guidancelessons, and through specialized programs like DARE and FLE. These are the concepts covered this year.
Knowledge and Skills
5.1 The student will demonstrate theinterpersonal skills necessary to build healthy relationships. Keyconcepts/skills include
a) the development of positivesocial skills;
b) theuse of refusal and conflict-resolution skills;
c) effectiveverbal and nonverbal communication skills that convey care, consideration, andrespect for self and others.
5.2 The student will demonstrate responsibilityfor developing personal health habits and practicing behaviors that promote anactive, healthy lifestyle. Key concepts/skills include
a) the relationship between healthpromotion and disease prevention;
b) theconnection between nutritional guidelines and weight management;
c) strategiesfor managing stress;
d) theimportance of exercise and recreation;
e) theeffects of personal health habits on cardiovascular fitness;
f) theimportance of developing and maintaining a positive self-image.
5.3 The student will analyze the risksassociated with dependence on and addiction to alcohol, tobacco, inhalants andother drugs. Key concepts/skills include
a) the effects on the integratedfunctioning of the body’s systems;
b) theeffects on academic performance;
c) theeffects on relationships with family, peers, and other individuals.
Information Accessand Use
5.4 The student will critically evaluate howprint media, broadcast media, and Internet technology influence perceptions ofhealth information, products, and services. Key concepts/skills include
a) strategies for validatinghealth information;
b) toolsfor the critical evaluation of advertisements and promotions.
Community Health andWellness
5.5 The student will explain how peers, families,and community groups work together to build a healthy community. Keyconcepts/skills include
a) collaborative support forenvironmental issues;
b) theexistence of customs and traditions;
c) promotionof the value of community health and wellness;
d) examinationof community health issues;
e) developmentof community health projects;f) promotionof volunteerism and community service.