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Eighth Grade Health Curriculum Objectives

2016-2017

Eighth Grade Health Curriculum Objectives

 

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (HE2; HE3; HE5; HE6; HE7)

  1. Student identifies effects of drugs, on the body and the effects and consequences of use (e.g., impact of impaired judgment on personal safety, effects on athletic performance, weight management, stress).
  2. Student describes the relationship between health behaviors and personal health (e.g., health benefits of remaining alcohol, tobacco, and drug free).
  3. Student differentiates between internal (e.g., knowledge, attitudes, beliefs) and external (e.g., peers, family, media) influences on health choices related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, including inhalants and other poisons.
  4. Student demonstrates verbal and nonverbal communication skills to refuse tobacco, alcohol, inhalant and other drug use.
  5. Student sets realistic short and/or long-term goals to be alcohol, tobacco, and drug free.
  6. Student analyzes the positive and negative choices one can make about using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
  7. Student describes the benefits of abstaining from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (e.g., financial, legal, addiction, emotional health).
  8. Student analyzes the effects that risky behaviors have on personal health (e.g., relationship between using alcohol and other drugs and other risks such as injuries, violence, suicide, sexual risk behaviors).
  9. Student differentiates between proper use and abuse of over-the-counter and other drugs
  10. Student analyzes how messages from the media, friends, family, and culture influence young people to use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
  11. Student demonstrates resistance/refusal and negotiation skills to counter pressure to use tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs.

Nutrition and Physical Activity (HE2; HE3)

  1. Student describes the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health (e.g., calorie intake and the level of physical activity affect body weight, healthy eating enhances a person’s ability to be physically active).
  2. Student analyzes how information from peers, family, and others influences food and physical activity choices (AI) Analyze how messages from media, school, family, and peers influence eating behaviors, food choices and exercise.

Personal Health and Wellness (HE2; HE4)

  1. Student describes how the physical environment impacts personal health (e.g., exposure to pollutants, toxins, noise).
  2. Student analyzes advertising techniques used to influence choices on health care products.
  3. Student demonstrates the use of positive media strategies, including marketing to promote personal health practices.

Violence and Injury Prevention (HE2; HE3)

  1. Student describes how the environment impacts personal health and safety, including hazards related to weather/climate, sun, ice, water, heat.
  2. Student differentiates between positive and negative internal (e.g., curiosity, fears) and external (e.g., peers, media, cultural) influences that affect violence.
  3. Student demonstrates the use of positive media strategies, including marketing to promote healthy choices.
  4. Student analyzes how messages from the media influence safety and violence-related behavior.

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