5th & 6th Grade Health

5th Grade Health
5-2 Stalb: Tuesday
5-4 Kilgallen/Kirsch: Wednesday

6th Grade Health
Taught every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Class taught changes each quarter.

-Determine factors that influence food choices and eating patterns.
-Benefits and risks associated with nutritional choices based on eating patterns.

-Create a daily balanced nutritional meal plan based on nutritional content, value, calories, and cost.
-Compare and contrast nutritional information on similar food products in order to make informed choices.

Diseases and Health Conditions
-Summarize means of detecting and treating diseases and health conditions that are prevalent in adolescents.

Diseases and Health Conditions
-Compare and contrast common mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, panic disorders, and phobias.

Social and Emotional Health
-Explain how personal assets and protective factors support healthy social and emotional development.
-Compare and contrast ways that individuals, families, and communities cope with change, crisis, rejection, loss, and separation.
-Make recommendations to resolve incidences of school and community conflict, violence, harassment, gang violence, discrimination, and bullying.

-Explain what to do if abuse is suspected or occurs.
-Summarize the components of the traffic safety system and how people contribute to making the system effective.
-Summarize the common causes of unintentional injuries in adolescents and related prevention strategies.
-Assess when to use basic first-aid procedures.

-Demonstrate verbal and nonverbal interpersonal communication in various settings.
-Demonstrate use of refusal, negotiation, and assertiveness skills in different situations.

Decision Making and Goal Setting
-Use effective decision making strategies.
-Predict how the outcome of a health related decision may differ if an alternative decision is made by yourself or others.
-Determine how conflicting interests may influence one’s decisions.

Character Development
-Explain how character and core ethical values can be useful in addressing challenging situations.
-Predict situations that may challenge an individual’s core ethical values.
-Develop ways to proactively include peers with disabilities at home, school, and in community activities.

Advocacy and Service
-Appraise the goals of various community or service- organization initiatives to determine opportunities for volunteer service.
-Develop a position about a health issue in order to inform peers.

-Compare and contrast short and long term effects and the potential for abuse of commonly used over-the-counter and prescription medications.
-Compare and contrast information found on OTC and prescription medications.

-Compare and contrast how families may change over time.
-Analyze the characteristics of healthy friendships and other relationships.
-Examine the types of relationships adolescents may experience.
-Conflict resolution among friends.
-Dating and dating behaviors.

Family Life
-Compare growth patterns of males and females during adolescence.


Family Life
 Summarize strategies to remain abstinent and resist pressures to become sexually active.

Determine behaviors that place one at risk HIV/AIDS, STD's, or unintended pregnancy.

  Predict the possibly physical, social, and emotional impacts of adolescent decisions regarding sexual behavior. 

Summarize the sequence of fertilization, embryonic growth, and fetal development during pregnancy. 

  Identify the signs of pregnancy.

 Identify prenatal practices that support a healthy pregnancy

Predict challenges that may be faced by adolescent parents and their families.


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