State Curriculum - Health

Grade 6
Standard 1.0 Mental and Emotional Health: Students will demonstrate the ability to use mental and emotional health knowledge, skills, and strategies to enhance wellness.
A. Communication
1. Recognize and apply effective communication skills.
a. Demonstrate effective listening skills.
b. Demonstrate effective speaking skills.
c. Demonstrate ways to communicate respect for diversity, including mental and physical disabilities, culture, and race/ethnicity.
B. Emotions
1. Establish how emotions influence behavior.
a. Synthesize positive ways to manage emotions.
C. Components of Personal Well-being
1. Analyze components to promote personal well-being.
a. Define and give examples of the components of personal well-being, identified as spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional/mental, social, and environmental.
b. Investigate the components of personal well-being to assess areas of personal need.
D. Decision Making
1. Apply the decision-making process to personal issues and problems.
a. Predict how decisions regarding behavior have consequences for self and others.
b. Analyze how decisions are influenced by external conditions including culture and the media.
E. Character Traits
1. Examine personal assets and strengths that contribute to ones uniqueness.
a. Develop strategies to incorporate positive character traits.
F. Stress
1. Investigate factors associated with personal Stress .
a. Identify personal stressors.
b. Evaluate and analyze strategies to manage Stress .
c. Apply coping skills to manage real-life situations.
H. Self Image
7. Compare internal and external influences on self image.
a. Analyze how self image is influenced by external forces, such as media, friends, family, and role models.
b. Analyze how self image is influenced by internal forces, such as heredity, interests, and likes/dislikes.