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7th Grade Health Learning Targets

Standard 1:  Concepts

ALT 1 - Comprehends concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.

AST 1.1 (BSD) Explain appropriate use of over the counter and prescription drugs.

AST 1.2 (HE.1.7.49) Compare and contrast the short-and long-term effects of addictive substances and behaviors.  

AST 1.3 (HE.1.7.52) Describe the perceptions and societal norms teens have regarding addictive drugs.  

AST 1.4 (HE.1.7.54) Review the policies, regulations, and/or laws related to legal and illegal substances, and the impact they have on one’s overall health.  

AST 1.5 (HE.1.7.17) Describe the human sexual and reproductive systems including body parts and their functions.

AST 1.6 (HE.1.7.19) Describe how sexual abstinence relates to pregnancy prevention and STDs/STIs.

AST 1.7 (HE.1.7.20) Define how HIV and STDs/STIs can be spread through sexual contact with someone who has HIV and/or a STD/STI.

AST 1.8 (HE.1.7.28) Discuss why everyone has the right to say who touches their body and how.

AST 1.9 (HE.1.7.31) Describe the advantages and disadvantages of communicating, within relationships, using technology, social media and how to report and block.

AST 1.10 (HE.1.7.32) Define situations and behaviors that constitute cyber bullying, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse.

AST 1.11 (HE.1.7.36) Define various methods of contraception, including abstinence and condoms.

AST 1.12 (HE.1.7.37) Define how sexuality includes a multitude of sexual expressions and behaviors that are a normal part of being human.

AST 1.13 (HE.1.7.38) Define the health benefits, risks and effectiveness rates of various methods of contraception, including abstinence, condoms, and emergency contraception.

AST 1.14 (HE.1.7.39) Define the myths and facts of how STDs/STIs are transmitted and not transmitted.

AST 1.15 (HE.1.7.40) Define ways to prevent HIV and other STDs/STIs.

AST 1.16 (HE.1.7.45) Describe why no one has the right to touch anyone else without giving and receiving consent.

AST 1.17 (HE.1.7.60) Describe sources of medically accurate information about human sexual and reproductive anatomy (including fertilization, ovulation and menstruation).

AST 1.18 (HE.1.7.2) Describe qualities that contribute to a healthy body image.  

AST 1.19 (HE.1.7.3) Explain the interrelationships of physical, mental, social, emotional, and environmental health in adolescence.

AST 1.20 (HE.1.7.9) Explain how witnesses and bystanders can help prevent violence by reporting dangerous situations.

AST 1.21 (HE.1.7.30) Explain how forms of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, discrimination, and violence can affect health and safety.  

AST 1.22 (HE.1.6.32) Discuss how to build and maintain healthy family, peer, and dating relationships.  

AST 1.23 (HE.1.7.35) Define the consequences of prejudice and oppression, discrimination, racism, sexism and hate crimes.

ALT 1 - Comprehends concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.

AST 1.24 (HE.1.7.42) Describe the potential impacts of power differences such as age, status or position within relationships.

AST 1.25 (HE.1.8.58) Assess the differences between healthy eating, disordered eating, and eating disorders.

AST 1.26 (HE.1.7.58) Explain the causes, effects and symptoms of depression, which includes the possibility of suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and suicide.

AST 1.27 (HE.1.6.5) Describe ways to reduce or prevent injuries such as accidents, sports/recreational injuries, and substance overdose.

AST 1.28  (HE.1.6.10) Describe basic first aid procedures needed to treat injuries and other emergencies.

AST 1.29 (HE.1.8.11) Evaluate safe behaviors when traveling to and from school and in the community.

Standard 2:  Analyzing Influences

ALT 2 - Analyzes the influences of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.

AST 2.1 (HE.2.7.6) Explain the influences that encourage young people to abstain and not abstain from alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.  

AST 2.2 (HE.2.7.24) Analyze influences that may have an impact on deciding whether or when to engage in sexual behavior.

AST 2.3 (HE.2.7.5) Describe what influences our values around body image, including the media.

AST 2.4 (HE.2.7 7) Assess the impact of technology and social media on various types of relationships.  

AST 2.5 (HE.2.7.12) Describe influences that may affect self-esteem (e.g., peers, media, and adults).  

AST 2.6 (HE.2.6.22) Investigate external influences and societal messages that impact attitudes about interpersonal violence.

Standard 3:  Accessing Information

ALT 3 - Demonstrates the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.

AST 3.1 (HE.3.7.9) Describe accurate information about healthy sexuality, including sexual orientation and gender identity.

AST 3.2 (HE.3.7.11) Describe sources of support such as parents or other trusted adults they can tell if they are being teased, harassed or bullied based on gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender expression.

AST 3.3 (HE.3.7.15) Describe medically-accurate resources that provide assistance around sexual health and pregnancy.

AST 3.4 (HE.3.7.12) Describe sources of support, such as parents, other trusted adults, and community resources, which they can go to if they are or someone they know is being sexually harassed, bullied, abused, assaulted, or stalked.  

AST 3.5 (BSD) Access valid and reliable information showing short and long term effects of addictive substances and behaviors.

Standard 4:  Interpersonal Communication

ALT 4 - Demonstrates the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.

AST 4.1 (HE.4.7.100) Demonstrates effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills, within relationships, using technology, social media and how to report and block.

AST 4.2 (HE.4.7.4) Demonstrate effective conflict management or resolution strategies.

AST 4.3 (HE.4.7.7) Practice effective ways to communicate personal boundaries and show respect for the boundaries of others.  

Standard 5:  Decision Making  

ALT 5 - Demonstrates the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.

AST 5.1 (HE.5.8.7) Apply a decision making process to use safety practices in and around motor vehicles.

AST 5.2 (BSD) Decide the impact that legal and illegal substance abuse might have on society and/or one’s overall health.

AST 5.3 (BSD) Decide how witnesses and bystanders can help prevent violence by reporting violence situations.

AST 5.4 (BSD) Decide the health benefits, risk, and effectiveness of various methods of contraception including abstinence and condoms.

Standard 6:  Goal Setting

ALT 6 - Demonstrates the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.

AST 6.1 (HE.6.7.4) Apply and analyze achievable goals which focus on increasing a healthy self-image and managing stress in a positive way.  

AST 6.2 (HE.6.7.5) Analyze ways to prevent or stop violence (bullying) and outline appropriate behaviors when using technology (cyberbullying).  

AST 6.3 (HE.6.8.6) Develop and evaluate a goal to wear all types of safety equipment properly while following state laws and requirements regardless of outside influences.

AST 6.4 (BSD) Demonstrate the ability to set a physical, mental, social, or emotional health enhancing goal.

Standard 7:  Practicing Health Enhancing Behaviors

ALT 7 - Demonstrates the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or  reduce health risks.

AST 7.1 (HE.7.8.12) Evaluate personal health care practices that prevent the spread of communicable disease.

Standard 8:  Advocacy

ALT 8 - Demonstrates the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.