Health & Safety

High School Health (75 hours)

CDC priority focuses covered:

  1. Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
  2. Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV infection
  3. Alcohol and other drug use
  4. Tobacco use
  5. Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  6. Inadequate physical activity 
  7. Mental and emotional health 
  8. Personal health and wellness 

7 Units:

  1. Emotional and Mental Health
  2. Nutrition and Physical Activity
  3. Tobacco, Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention
  4. Violence & Injury Prevention
  5. Abstinence, Personal & Sexual Health
  6. HIV, STD & Pregnancy Prevention
  7. Improving Health Behaviors

Books used:

  1. Will Puberty Last My Whole Life by Julie Metzger
  2. Blood and Guts by Linda Allison
  3. The Care and Keeping of You 2 by Dr Cara Natterson
  4. Period. by Joann Loulann
  5. It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
  6. Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
  7. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Standards demonstrated:

  1. Students comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health. 
  2. Students analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology and other factors on health behaviors.
  3. Students demonstrate the ability to access valid information and products and services to enhance health.
  4. Students demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
  5. Students demonstrate the ability to use decisionmaking skills to enhance health.
  6. Students demonstrate the ability to use goalsetting skills to enhance health.
  7. Students demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce risks.
  8. Students demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family and community health.
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