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 for 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. (SCIENTIFIC STANDPOINT)
-Predict challenges that may be faced by adolescent parents and their families.


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