6th Grade Health Learning Targets
Standard 1: Concepts
ALT 1 - Comprehends concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
- AST 1.1 Recognize the importance of variety and moderation in food selection and consumption.
- AST 1.2 Describe the importance of a nutrient-rich diet.
- AST 1.3 Describe the short-and long- term effects of addictive substances and behaviors.
- AST 1.4 Identify ways to reduce exposure to potentially harmful and toxic substances, including pollution and second-hand smoke and how these substances may affect health.
- AST 1.5 Identify personal stressors at home, in school and community and strategies to reduce stress.
- AST 1.6 Identify the causes, effects and symptoms of depression, which includes the possibility of suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and suicide.
- AST 1.7 Recognize the roles that problem- solving, anger management and impulse control have on preventing violence.
- AST 1.8 Identify the human sexual and reproductive systems including body parts and their functions (includes menstruation, ovulation and sperm production).
- AST 1.9 Define sexual abstinence as it relates to pregnancy prevention.
- AST 1.10 Recognize that HIV and STDs/STIs can be spread through sexual contact with someone who has HIV and/or a STD/STI.
- AST 1.11 Describe health care practices related to physical changes during puberty.
- AST 1.12 Identify the differences between biological sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.
- AST 1.13 Describe the physical, social, cognitive and emotional changes of adolescence.
- AST 1.14 Define sexual intercourse and its relationship to human reproduction.
- AST 1.15 Identify situations and behaviors that constitute bullying, sexual harassment and sexual abuse.
- AST 1.16 Identify various methods of contraception, including abstinence and condoms.
- AST 1.17 Identify ways to prevent HIV and STDs/STIs. AST
- 1.18 Identify why a person who has been sexually abused is not at fault.
- AST 1.19 Describe how consent is a foundational principle in healthy sexuality and in violence prevention.
Standard 2: Analyzing Influences
ALT 2 - Analyzes the influences of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
- AST 2.1 Describe how peers and family history may influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.
- AST 2.2 Identify how food choices are influenced by culture, family, socioeconomics, media, technology, peers, body image and emotions.
- AST 2.3 Analyze the perceptions and societal norms teens have regarding addictive drugs.
- AST 2.4 Investigate external influences that have an impact on one’s attitudes about gender, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Standard 3: Accessing Information
ALT 3 - Demonstrates the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
- AST 3.1 Identify valid health information from home, school, and community for those who may be impacted by addiction, mental/emotional health issues, suicide, and/or other health-related issues.
- ALT 3.2 Describe situations that may require professional health services (ex. child abuse, bullying, suicidal thoughts, etc.).
- ALT 3.3 Identify valid and reliable school and community resources for those who may be impacted by addiction, mental/emotional health issues, suicide, and/or other health related issues.
- AST 3.4 Identify resources, including people at home, school or in the community who can provide medically accurate information and/or support about puberty and health care practices during puberty.
- AST 3.5 Identify resources, including people at home, school or in the community who can provide medically accurate information and/or support about healthy sexuality, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
- ALT 3.6 Identify information and sources of support for healthy and unhealthy relationships.
- AST 3.7 Identify sources of support, such as parents or other trusted adults; including school staff, they can tell if they are experiencing sexual abuse.
- AST 3.8 Identify 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 3.9 Identify medically-accurate resources that provide assistance around sexual health and pregnancy.
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 Identify how to communicate respectfully with and about people of all gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations.
- AST 4.2 Explain effective ways to communicate personal boundaries and show respect for the boundaries of others.
- AST 4.3 Explain effective communication skills to ensure affirmative consent in all sexual relationships.
Standard 5: Decision Making
ALT 5 - Demonstrates the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
- AST 5.1 Describe how to avoid or refuse addictive or harmful substances and/or behaviors.
- AST 5.2 Practice using refusal skills to avoid addictive or harmful substances and/or behaviors.
- AST 5.3 Use the Decision Making model to identify your role in preventing the consequences of prejudice, oppression, discrimination, racism, sexism and hate crime.
- AST 5.4 Decide who has the right to touch your body, when and how.
Standard 6: Goal Setting
ALT 6 - Demonstrates the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
- AST 6.1 Create and implement a plan that correlates a personal short term goal on healthy eating while including a specific focus on food choices, portions and nutritional guidelines.
- AST 6.2 Develop achievable goals which focus on increasing a healthy self-image and managing stress in a positive way.
- AST 6.3 Identify ways to prevent or stop violence (bullying) and outline appropriate behaviors when using technology (cyberbullying).
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.7.7.5) Conduct a personal dietary assessment using the USDA guidelines.
Standard 8: Advocacy
ALT 8 - Demonstrates the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.
- AST 8.1 (BSD) Advocate for nutrient-rich food choices to one’s family/guardian.
- AST 8.2 (HE 1.6.48) Advocate for a tobacco free home and vehicle (including vapes).
- AST 8.3 (HE 1.6.9) Advocate for peers in a violent or bullying situation.
- AST 8.4 (HE.1.6.27) Advocate for others who are at different stages in puberty.