3rd & 4th Grade Health

3rd Grade Health
3-1 Maimone: Wednesday
3-2 Perkins/Ricci: Friday
3-3 Guarini: Tuesday
3-4 Brown: Friday

4th Grade Health
(Taught by Mr. Lawlor)

-Explain the physical, social, emotional, and mental dimensions of personal wellness and how they interact.
-Determine the relationship of personal health practices and behaviors on an individual’s body systems.

-Explain how most diseases and health conditions are preventable.
-Justify how the use of universal precautions, sanitation and waste disposal, proper food handling and storage, and environmental controls prevent diseases and health conditions.
-Explain how mental health impacts one’s wellness.

-Explain how healthy eating provides energy, helps to maintain healthy weight, lowers risk of disease, and keeps body systems functioning effectively.
-Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy eating practices.
-Create a healthy meal based on nutritional content, value, calories, and cost.
-Interpret food product labels based on nutritional content.


-Determine the characteristics of safe and unsafe situations and develop strategies to reduce the risk of injuries at home, school, and in the community (e.g., fire safety, poison safety, accident prevention).
-Summarize the various forms of abuse and ways to get help.
-Examine the impact of unsafe behaviors when traveling in vehicles, as a pedestrian, and when using other modes of transportation.
-Demonstrate simple first-aid procedures for choking, bleeding, burns, and poisoning.

-Distinguish between over-the-counter and prescription medicines.
-Determine possible side effects of common types of medicines.

Character Development
-Determine how an individual’s character develops over time and impacts personal health.
-Explain why core ethical values (such as respect, empathy, civic mindedness, and good citizenship) are important in the local and world community.
-Determine how attitudes and assumptions toward individuals with disabilities may negatively or positively impact them.

Decision Making and Goal Setting
-Use the decision-making process when addressing health-related issues.
-Differentiate between situations when a health-related decision should be made independently or with the help of others.
-Determine how family, peers, technology, culture, and the media influence thoughts, feelings, health decisions, and behaviors.
-Develop a personal health goal and track progress.

Health Services and Information
-Explain the impact of participation in different kinds of service projects on community wellness.
-Identify health services and resources provided in the school and community and determine how each assists in addressing health needs and emergencies.
-Explain when and how to seek help when experiencing a health problem.

-Compare and contrast how individuals and families attempt to address basic human needs.
-Determine ways to cope with rejection, loss, and separation.
-Explain how families typically share common values, provide love and emotional support, and set boundaries and limits.
-Explain why healthy relationships are fostered in some families and not in others.

-Summarize the causes of stress and explain ways to deal with stressful situations.


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