CPS2009-10 Health: Grade 8 Version: CPS 2009-10

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Health

Strand: Health Concepts

H81 Health Concepts
Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health
Element: H81a (Mental/Emotional Health)
List factors that contribute to the development of positive self-esteem
Element: H81b (Mental/Emotional Health)
Brainstorm decisions that teenagers have to make that could either support or hurt another person‚€™s feelings
Element: H81c (Substance Abuse)
Compare and contrast drug categories (stimulant/depressant/hallucinogen etc.) and their effects on the central nervous system.
Element: H81d (Substance Abuse)
Analyze the effects of stimulants, depressants, and narcotics on the body
Element: H81e (Substance Abuse)
Analyze the effects binge drinking has on a person‚€™s body systems and on their personal relationships
Element: H81f (Nutrition)
Compare fast food and healthy food choices on nutritional intake for calories, fat, and sodium
Element: H81g (Nutrition)
Identify the five components of health-related fitness
Element: H81h (Nutrition)
Identify physical activities that contribute to maintaining or improving health related fitness
Element: H81i (Safety)
Examine Cyber bullying and the internet and discuss the impact it has on personal safety
Element: H81j (Safety)
Identifies threats to personal safety (i.e. child abuse, sexual and physical abuse, neglect and emotional abuse)
Element: H81k (Disease Prevention)
Compare and contrast causes, symptoms, and treatment of common communicable diseases
Element: H81l (Disease Prevention)
Compare and contrast causes, symptoms, methods of transmission, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases including A.I.D.S.
Element: H81m (HGD)
Compare the physical,social, and emotional changes of the body during puberty
Element: H81n (HGD)
Summarize the role hormones play in maturity and function of the reproductive system for both males and females
Element: H81o (HGD)
Describe the structures and functions of the pituitary gland and the glands of the endocrine system
Element: H81p (HGD)
Explain basic structures and functions of the male and female reproductive systems
Element: H81q (HGD)
Describe the process of fertilization
Element: H81r (HGD)
Female students explain the cycle of menstruation
Element: H81s (HGD)
Male students explain nocturnal emissions
Element: H81t (Personal Health)
The learner will describe the interrelationships of emotional, intellectual, physical, and social health
Element: H81u (Personal Health)
The learner will analyze the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health

Strand: Life Skills

H82 Influences of Family, Peer, Culture, Media, and Technology
Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors
Element: H82a (Personal Health)
Recognize how risky behaviors are influenced by group pressures
Element: H82b (Personal Health)
Identify ways to eliminate the negative influence of technology on risky behaviors
Element: H82c (Mental/Emotional Health)
Analyze the media‚€™s influence on body image and self esteem
Element: H82d (Nutrition)
Evaluate the media‚€™s influence on nutritional and fitness habits
Element: H82e (HGD)
Evaluate how the media (music, magazines, television, and internet) influences teenager‚€™s sexual behaviors in a negative way
Element: H82f
The learner will examine how the family influences the health of adolescents.
Element: H82g
The learner will describe the influence of culture on health beliefs, practices, and behaviors.
Element: H82h
The learner will analyze how the school and community can affect personal health practices and behaviors.
Element: H82i
The learner will analyze the influence of technology on personal and family health.
Element: H82j
The learner will explain how the perceptions of norms influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.
Element: H82k
The learner will explain the influence of personal values and beliefs on individual health practices and behaviors.
Element: H82l
The learner will describe how some health risk behaviors can influence the likelihood of engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
Element: H82m
The learner will explain how school and public health policies can influence health promotion and disease prevention.

H83 Access Valid Health Information, Information, and Products
Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information and products and services to enhance
Element: H83a (Mental/Emotional/Nutrition)
Define and describe eating disorders and know local resources where people can get help
Element: H83b (Substance Abuse)
Describe treatment options and local resources for people who suffer from substance abuse
Element: H83c (Disease Prevention)
Analyze the accuracy of disease prevention claims
Element: H3d (Personal Health)
The learner will explain how appropriate health care can promote personal health

H84 Communication Skills
Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks
Element: H84a (Personal Health)
Demonstrate refusal and assertiveness skills needed to avoid risky behaviors
Element: H84b (Substance Abuse)
Distinguish between positive and negative peer pressure related to alcohol and drug use needed to help others make positive choices
Element: H84c (Substance Abuse)
Know and use refusal skills (in scenarios) to prevent substance abuse
Element: H84d (Safety)
Plan positive ways to help friends deal with group pressure related to gangs, bullying, and prejudice
Element: H84e
The learner will demonstrate effective conflict management or resolution strategies.
Element: H84f
The learner will demonstrate how to ask for assistance to enhance the health of self and others.

H85 Decision Making Skills
Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health
Element: H85a (Personal Health)
Apply the decision-making process in role-play scenarios when being pressured to do something that is bad for your health
Element: H85b
The learner will identify health-related situatins that might require a thoughtful decision.
Element: h85c
The learner will analyze when assistance is needed in making a health-related decision.
Element: H85d
The student will list healthy options to a health-related issue or problem.
Element: H85e
The learner will predict the potential outcomes of each option when making a health-related decision.
Element: H85f
The learner will choose a healthy option when making a decision
Element: H85g
The learner will describe the outcomes of health-related decision.

H86 Goal Setting Skills
Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health
Element: H86a (Mental/Emotional Health)
Apply S.M.A.R.T. Goals (specific, measureable, attainable, realistic, and timely)to enhance mental and emotional health
Element: H86b (Nutrition)
Set personal nutritional goals based upon nutritional intake and energy expenditure
Element: H86c
The learner will compile and assess personal health practices.
Element: H86d
The learner will develop a goal to adopt, maintain, or improve a personal health practice.
Element: H86e
The learner will outline the strategies and skills necessary to attain a personal health goal.
Element: H86f
The learner will describe how personal health goals can vary with changing abilities, priorities, and responsibilities.
Element: H86g
The learner will explain how early sexual behavior can affect achieving long-term health goals.

H87 Health Enhancing Behaviors
Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks
Element: H87a (Personal Health)
Demonstrate refusal and negotiation skills to avoid or reduce health risks
Element: H87b (Personal Health)
Know and apply several conflict resolution strategies
Element: H87c (Nutrition)
Plan nutritious food choices based upon the Food Guide Pyramid
Element: H87d (Safety)
Demonstrate first aid skills for broken bones and severe bleeding
Element: H87e (Safety)
Identify unsafe situations on the internet and design steps to be safe
Element: H87f (HGD)
Plan ways to provide honesty, respect, and self discipline for healthy dating relationships
Element: H87g (Personal Health)
The learner will describe the benefits of and barriers to practicing healthy behaviors
Element: H87h (Personal Health)
The learner will describe ways to reduce or prevent injuries and other adolescent health problems

H88 Advocacy
Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health
Element: H88a (Personal Health)
Identify sources of support for you and your family for various health issues
Element: H88b (Personal Health)
State a health-enhancing position on a topic and support it with accurate information
Element: H88c
The learner will debate a health issue and support all sides with accurate information.
Element: H88d
The learner will apply strategies that will influence and support others to make positive health choices.
Element: H88e
The learner will work cooperatively to advocate for healthy individuals, families, and schools.
Element: H88f
The learner will identify ways in which health messages and communication techniques can be altered for different audiences.

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