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    8th Grade Health Standards

    Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs  

    1.   Assesses the consequences on the fetus and child of using alcohol, tobacco products, and other drugs.

    2.   Recognizes signs and symptoms of chemical dependency and identifies appropriate sources for help and support.

    3.    Describes the consequences associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco products, and other drugs in teen relationships.

    4.   Practices countering aggressive behavior and intimidation by refusing to use tobacco products, alcohol and other drugs.

    5.   Proposes alternatives to using alcohol, tobacco products, and other drugs.

     

    Disease Prevention

    1.   Describes causes, effects and prevention of communicable diseases.

    2.   Recognizes that sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, are communicable diseases.

    3.   Recognizes that HIV/AIDS is caused by a virus and is currently incurable and fatal.

    4.   Identifies and explains the ways in which HIV/AIDS is transmitted and identifies behaviors that increase the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.

    5.   Lists misconceptions about the virus that causes HIV/AIDS.

    6.   Recognizes the importance of individuals abstaining from premarital sex and intravenous drug use to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

    7.   Identifies methods of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and discusses whether or not they are effective.

    8.   Recognizes that abstaining from sexual activity and refraining from intravenous drug use are the most effective methods of preventing HIV/AIDS.

    9.   Recognizes abstinence from sexual activity as the only sure method of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

     

    Family Living

    1.   Identifies factors that promote a positive self image.

    2.   Recognizes how sexual decisions are influenced by group pressures.

    3.   Identifies ways of resisting persuasive tactics regarding sexual involvement.

    4.   Identifies social, emotional, intellectual, and economic effects of dating.

    5.   Recognizes that having children is best undertaken in marriage.

     

    Mental Health

    1.   Assesses personal characteristics associated with positive self-esteem.

    2.   Discusses the influence of self identity and group acceptance in choosing friends.

    3.   Analyses possible causes of conflict among youth and styles/strategies to handle them.

     

    Nutrition

    1.   Analyzes the relationship between nutrition and disease prevention.

    2.   Identifies disorders associated with malnutrition and obesity.

     

    Safety

    1. Analyzes safety factors for motorized and nonmotorized vehicles and equipment for land and waste purposes.

    2. Demonstrates appropriate first aid procedures for shock, bleeding, and muscular skeletal injuries.

    3.Identifies threats to personal safety.

    Identifies local support system concerning personal safety.

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    7th Grade Health Standards

    Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs 

    1.Analyzes the effects of alcohol, tobacco products and other drugs on the immune system, nervous system, and reproductive system.

    2.Evaluates the harmful consequences of anabolic steroid use.

    3.Analyzes alcohol, tobacco products, and other advertisements and promotional products and develops counter arguments.

    4.Names information, treatment, and rehabilitation resources available in the community.

    Disease Prevention

    1.   Recognizes that STD's, including HIV/AIDS are communicable diseases.

    2.   Recognizes that HIV/AIDS is cause by a virus and is currently incurable and fatal.

    3.   Identifies HIV/AIDS as a sexually transmitted disease and explains the ways HIV is transmitted.

    4.   Describes the effects of the AIDS virus on the immune system

    5.   Recognizes abstaining from sexual activity and refraining from intravenous drug use as the most effective methods of preventing HIV/AIDS

    6.   Recognizes abstinence from sexual activity as the most effective method of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease.

    7.   Identifies methods of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease and discusses whether or not they are effective.

    8.   Identifies the benefits of setting personal goals for maintaining a healthy body

    9.   Identifies factors that promote a positive self image.

    10.   Recognizes how sexual decisions are influenced by group pressure.

    Growth and Development

    1.List the parts of the male and female reproductive systems and describes their function.

    Mental Health

    1.Discusses prejudices, its roots, and its effects.

    2.Describes necessary elements of conflict resolution, and shows effective communication skills, in general.

     

    Nutrition

    1.Investigates the nutritional value of various fast foods.

    2.Compares the effects of various cooking and food preparation methods on the nutritive value of foods.

    3.Identifies various local, state, and national health resources that promote acceptable nutritional practices.

    Safety

    1. Examines factors contributing to accidents.

    2.Identifies and explains the causes of choking and the appropriate strategies for prevention and treatment.

    3.Identifies threats to personal safety.

      4.Identifies local support system concerning personal safety