• Plainview-Old Bethpage Health Education Department
     
    New York State Learning Standards - Health Education

    Standard 1 - Personal Health and Fitness

    Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.

    Standard 2 - A Safe and Healthy Environment

    Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.

    Standard 3 - Resource Management

    Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources. 

     

    5th Grade Health

    The class meets every other day for a semester.

    Quarter 1 or 3 Topics

    MENTAL HEALTH

    • Introduction to health education

    -          Social, emotional and physical health

    • Wellness

    -          Identify positive healthy behaviors

    • Decision Making

    -          Steps to decision making

    o   Self- Esteem

    -          What is Self-Esteem

    -          How is self-esteem developed

    o   Stress

    -          Define stress

    -          Causes of stress

    -          Coping skills for dealing with stress

     

    Quarter 2 or 4 Topics

    SOCIAL HEALTH

    Bullying and Friendship

    o   -define terms: bystander, upstander, bully

    -          Difference between joking, teasing and bullying

    -          Types of bullying

    -          Where bullying takes place

    -          Strategies for dealing with bullying

    -          Building healthy relationships

    -          Feelings and Emotions

    -          Internet Safety and Cyber bullying

    o   Safety

    -          Safety Rules

    -          Check first

    -          Internet safety

    o   Respect and Tolerance

    -          Acceptance

    -          Empathy

    -          Compassion

    • Puberty

    -          Secondary Sex Characteristics

    -          Personal Hygiene

    • HIV/AIDS

    -          Communicable and Non Communicable Diseases

    -          Germs

    -          HIV/AIDS definition and prevention

    o  Drugs

    -          Over The Counter Drugs

    -          Prescription Drugs

    -          Inhalants

    -          Legal and Illegal

    -          Tobacco

    -          Alcohol

     

    6th Grade Health

    • POBMS - Meets every day for a semester
    • Mattlin – Meets every other day for a full year (if topic is taught in a different quarter at Mattlin it will be noted)

    Quarter 1 or 3

    MENTAL HEALTH

    • Introduction to health

    -          Social, emotional, physical & mental health

    o   Wellness

    -          Facts that influence health

    o   Decision Making

    -          Factors affecting decision making

    o   Self- Esteem

    -          Improving self –esteem

    • Stress (Mattlin Q2)

    -          Distress and Eustress

    -          Body response to stress

    -          Stress management techniques

    SOCIAL HEALTH

    o   Bullying and Friendship

    -          Peer Pressure

    -          Consequences of bullying

    -          Why people bully?

    -          Who to go to for help

    -          Upstanding behaviors

    -          Bully Prevention

    -          Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying

    o   Respect and Tolerance

    -          Stereotyping

    -          Physical Challenges

    -          Compassion

    o   Safety (Mattlin Q4)

    -          Home alone safety

    -          Internet safety

    -          Basic First Aid

    o   Puberty (Mattlin Q4)

    -          Growth and development

    -          Menstruation

    -          Personal Hygiene

    o   HIV/AIDS (Mattlin Q3)

    -          Transmission

    -          Prevention

    -          Difference between HIV and AIDS

    -          Compassion

    o   Drugs (Mattlin Q3)

    -          Use, Misuse and Abuse

    -          Define Gateway Drugs

    ·         Marijuana

    ·         Tobacco

    ·         Alcohol

    ·         Inhalants

    ·         Prescription

    -          Refusal skills

    -          Peer pressure

     

    8th Grade Health

    • Meets every other day for a full year

    Quarter 1

    MENTAL HEALTH

    o   Introduction to health

    -          Social, emotional, physical, mental health

    o   Wellness

    -          Health behavior plan

    o   Decision Making

    -          Consequences of decision making

    -          Alternate styles of decision making

    o   Self- Esteem

    -          How it affects total health

    • Stress

    -          Personalities and stress

    -          Stress prevention

    -          Illnesses associated with stress

    -          Intervention

    Quarter 2

    o   Bullying and Friendship

    -          Bullying and Harassment

    -          Preventing and coping with abuse

    -          Nature of conflict

    -          Prevention of conflict

    -          Resolving conflict

    -          Internet safety and Cyber Bullying

    o   Safety

    -          Internet safety

    -          CPR

    -          Choking

    o   Respect and Tolerance

    -          Prejudice

    -          Discrimination

    -          Stereotyping

    -          Acceptance

    -          Compassion

    o   Mental Illness

    -          Depression

    -          Suicide

    -          Body dysmorphic disorder

    -          Body image

    Quarter 3

    PHYSICAL HEALTH

    o   Drugs

    -          Use and Abuse

    -          Classifications of drugs

    ·         Club

    ·         Narcotics

    ·         Alcohol

    ·         Stimulants

    ·         Depressants

    ·         Hallucinogens

    ·         Prescription

    -          Personal and health consequences

    -          Addiction

    -          Teen resources

    -          Refusal skills

    -          Laws and consequences

    Quarter 4

    • Human Sexuality

    -          Male and Female Reproductive Systems

    -          Menstruation

    -          Fertilization and conception

    -          Teen pregnancy

    -          Sexually transmitted diseases

    -          Abstinence

    -          Contraception

    -          Dating Relationships

    -          Sexism

     

     

     

     

     

    PLEASE NOTE THAT HEALTH CLASS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO HELP ADDRES  ISSUES OR TOPICS THAT MIGHT ARISE WITHIN THE SCHOOL OR COMMUNITY.