Plainview-Old Bethpage Health Education Department
 
New York State Learning Standards - Health Education

Standard 1 - Personal Health and Fitness

Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.

Standard 2 - A Safe and Healthy Environment

Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.

Standard 3 - Resource Management

Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources. 

 

5th Grade Health

The class meets every other day for a semester.

Quarter 1 or 3 Topics

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Introduction to health education

-          Social, emotional and physical health

  • Wellness

-          Identify positive healthy behaviors

  • Decision Making

-          Steps to decision making

o   Self- Esteem

-          What is Self-Esteem

-          How is self-esteem developed

o   Stress

-          Define stress

-          Causes of stress

-          Coping skills for dealing with stress

 

Quarter 2 or 4 Topics

SOCIAL HEALTH

Bullying and Friendship

o   -define terms: bystander, upstander, bully

-          Difference between joking, teasing and bullying

-          Types of bullying

-          Where bullying takes place

-          Strategies for dealing with bullying

-          Building healthy relationships

-          Feelings and Emotions

-          Internet Safety and Cyber bullying

o   Safety

-          Safety Rules

-          Check first

-          Internet safety

o   Respect and Tolerance

-          Acceptance

-          Empathy

-          Compassion

  • Puberty

-          Secondary Sex Characteristics

-          Personal Hygiene

  • HIV/AIDS

-          Communicable and Non Communicable Diseases

-          Germs

-          HIV/AIDS definition and prevention

o  Drugs

-          Over The Counter Drugs

-          Prescription Drugs

-          Inhalants

-          Legal and Illegal

-          Tobacco

-          Alcohol

 

6th Grade Health

  • POBMS - Meets every day for a semester
  • Mattlin – Meets every other day for a full year (if topic is taught in a different quarter at Mattlin it will be noted)

Quarter 1 or 3

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Introduction to health

-          Social, emotional, physical & mental health

o   Wellness

-          Facts that influence health

o   Decision Making

-          Factors affecting decision making

o   Self- Esteem

-          Improving self –esteem

  • Stress (Mattlin Q2)

-          Distress and Eustress

-          Body response to stress

-          Stress management techniques

SOCIAL HEALTH

o   Bullying and Friendship

-          Peer Pressure

-          Consequences of bullying

-          Why people bully?

-          Who to go to for help

-          Upstanding behaviors

-          Bully Prevention

-          Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying

o   Respect and Tolerance

-          Stereotyping

-          Physical Challenges

-          Compassion

o   Safety (Mattlin Q4)

-          Home alone safety

-          Internet safety

-          Basic First Aid

o   Puberty (Mattlin Q4)

-          Growth and development

-          Menstruation

-          Personal Hygiene

o   HIV/AIDS (Mattlin Q3)

-          Transmission

-          Prevention

-          Difference between HIV and AIDS

-          Compassion

o   Drugs (Mattlin Q3)

-          Use, Misuse and Abuse

-          Define Gateway Drugs

·         Marijuana

·         Tobacco

·         Alcohol

·         Inhalants

·         Prescription

-          Refusal skills

-          Peer pressure

 

8th Grade Health

  • Meets every other day for a full year

Quarter 1

MENTAL HEALTH

o   Introduction to health

-          Social, emotional, physical, mental health

o   Wellness

-          Health behavior plan

o   Decision Making

-          Consequences of decision making

-          Alternate styles of decision making

o   Self- Esteem

-          How it affects total health

  • Stress

-          Personalities and stress

-          Stress prevention

-          Illnesses associated with stress

-          Intervention

Quarter 2

o   Bullying and Friendship

-          Bullying and Harassment

-          Preventing and coping with abuse

-          Nature of conflict

-          Prevention of conflict

-          Resolving conflict

-          Internet safety and Cyber Bullying

o   Safety

-          Internet safety

-          CPR

-          Choking

o   Respect and Tolerance

-          Prejudice

-          Discrimination

-          Stereotyping

-          Acceptance

-          Compassion

o   Mental Illness

-          Depression

-          Suicide

-          Body dysmorphic disorder

-          Body image

Quarter 3

PHYSICAL HEALTH

o   Drugs

-          Use and Abuse

-          Classifications of drugs

·         Club

·         Narcotics

·         Alcohol

·         Stimulants

·         Depressants

·         Hallucinogens

·         Prescription

-          Personal and health consequences

-          Addiction

-          Teen resources

-          Refusal skills

-          Laws and consequences

Quarter 4

  • Human Sexuality

-          Male and Female Reproductive Systems

-          Menstruation

-          Fertilization and conception

-          Teen pregnancy

-          Sexually transmitted diseases

-          Abstinence

-          Contraception

-          Dating Relationships

-          Sexism

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT HEALTH CLASS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO HELP ADDRES  ISSUES OR TOPICS THAT MIGHT ARISE WITHIN THE SCHOOL OR COMMUNITY.

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