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 and apply effective communication skills.
1. Recognize and apply effective communication skills.
1. Recognize and apply effective communication skills.
a. Model verbal and non-verbal methods of communication.
a. Demonstrate effective listening skills.
a. Identify reasons for advocacy, including for needs and rights of others, healthy social environment, and fairness.
  b. Demonstrate effective speaking skills.
b. Demonstrate effective advocacy skills, in oral and written forms.
  c. Demonstrate ways to communicate respect for diversity, including mental and physical disabilities, culture, and race/ethnicity.
 
B. Emotions B. Emotions
1. Examine emotions and responses to various situations.
1. Establish how emotions influence behavior.
a. Identify different complex emotions, such as anxiety, frustration, doubt, grief, elation, and others.
a. Synthesize positive ways to manage emotions.
 
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
1. Develop strategies to promote components of personal well-being.
1. Analyze components to promote personal well-being.
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. Investigate the components of personal well-being to assess areas of personal need.
 
D. Decision Making D. Decision Making
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. Predict how decisions regarding behavior have consequences for self and others.
 
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
1. Examine personal assets and strengths that contribute to ones uniqueness.
  a. Develop strategies to incorporate positive character traits.
 
F. Stress F. Stress
1. Recognize time management as an effective stress management skill.
1. Investigate factors associated with personal stress .
a. Identify effective time management strategies.
a. Identify personal stressors.
 
b. Demonstrate effective time management strategies.
b. Evaluate and analyze strategies to manage stress .
 
  c. Apply coping skills to manage real-life situations.
 
G. Conflict Resolution
1. Recognize the nature of conflict and conflict-resolution.
    a. Identify sources of conflict.
    b. Identify solutions for conflict.
    c. Summarize conflict resolution strategies.
    d. Demonstrate conflict resolution strategies, including collaboration, negotiation, and refusal to avoid harmful situations to self and others.
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.