State Standard - Health

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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. 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. 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 A. Communication A. Communication
1. Recognize effective communication skills.
1. Recognize and apply effective communication skills.
1. Recognize and apply effective communication skills.
a. Identify verbal and non-verbal methods of communication.
a. Model verbal and non-verbal methods of communication.
a. Demonstrate effective listening skills.
b. Demonstrate healthy ways to communicate needs, wants, emotions, opinions, and information.
  b. Demonstrate effective speaking skills.
    c. Demonstrate ways to communicate respect for diversity, including mental and physical disabilities, culture, and race/ethnicity.
B. Emotions B. Emotions B. Emotions
1. Describe how emotions influence behaviors.
1. Examine emotions and responses to various situations.
1. Establish how emotions influence behavior.
a. Demonstrate the ability to modify emotional responses.
a. Identify different complex emotions, such as anxiety, frustration, doubt, grief, elation, and others.
a. Synthesize positive ways to manage emotions.
b. Compare helpful and harmful emotional responses.
b. Recognize the importance of expressing feelings verbally and non-verbally.
 
  c. Model positive verbal and non-verbal responses to various situations.
 
C. Components of Personal Well-being C. Components of Personal Well-being C. Components of Personal Well-being
1. Summarize the components that promote personal well-being.
1. Develop strategies to promote components of personal well-being.
1. Analyze components to promote personal well-being.
a. Describe components of personal well-being, identified as spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional/mental, social, and environmental.
a. Investigate at least one component of personal well-being, other than physical, and develop a goal for positive self-change.
a. Define and give examples of the components of personal well-being, identified as spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional/mental, social, and environmental.
b. Relate components of personal well-being to personal life situations and why they are important.
  b. Investigate the components of personal well-being to assess areas of personal need.
c. Explore ways community, family, and school contribute to liking self.
   
D. Decision Making D. Decision Making D. Decision Making
1. Examine the steps in the decision-making process .
1. Apply the decision-making process to personal issues and problems.
1. Apply the decision-making process to personal issues and problems.
a. Explain how decisions are influenced by individuals, families, and communities.
a. Explain how decisions are influenced by individuals, families, and communities.
a. Predict how decisions regarding behavior have consequences for self and others.
b. Compare variations of the decision-making process .
b. Dramatize the decision-making process in various situations.
b. Analyze how decisions are influenced by external conditions including culture and the media.
E. Character Traits E. Character Traits
1. Utilize strategies to demonstrate care, consideration, and respect for self and others.
1. Examine personal assets and strengths that contribute to ones uniqueness.
a. Develop strategies for making and keeping friends.
  a. Develop strategies to incorporate positive character traits.
F. Stress F. stress F. stress
1. Recognize the factors associated with stress experienced in the community.
1. Recognize time management as an effective stress management skill.
1. Investigate factors associated with personal stress .
a. Identify sources of stress in the community.
a. Identify effective time management strategies.
a. Identify personal stressors.
b. Describe ways to manage social stressors.
b. Demonstrate effective time management strategies.
b. Evaluate and analyze strategies to manage stress .
c. Model effective strategies for stress management.
  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.