12/3 Introduction and National Health Education Standards
Summary - Today we started talking about the National Health Education Standards 1-8. These standards are the goals that we have for health education. They are 1. Core Concepts; this is factual information helpful to know to be a healthy person 2. Analyzing Influences; this is WHY we make the choices we do, if we can figure this out it is very helpful in making good choices 3. Accessing Information; this is finding accurate information about health topics 4. Interpersonal Information; this is communicating effectively 5. Decision Making; this is having strategies to make the best decision possible in a health related situation 6. Goal Setting; setting an effective goal and working towards it 7. Self Management; having the skills to be healthy on your own 8. Advocacy; speaking on behalf and encouraging others to make healthy choices too. The powerpoint of information and examples is located below. Today we looked more closely at the National Health Education standards so we could more clearly understand why we are learning in the way that we will this year. Students were given pieces of tagboard. One piece that they were given had a title label in color of each of the 8 National Health Standard. They were also given 40 examples of things that we will be learning in health education this year. The students' task was to pick 5 examples of each health standard and arrange them under their appropriate standard. We then discussed the answers in a large group. Attached below are the examples with their correct standard (some can double count for more than one standard also).
HOMEWORK - Homework for today is, if the student has not already, to have a parent click on the home page for high school health and fill out the 'parent contact form'.
Objectives - Students will correctly identify, match or give examples of the National Health Education Standards (Standard 1 Core Concepts).
Students will give an example of how they could advocate for a health related behavior (Standard 8 Advocacy)
Students will make a goal for this year using the SMART goal acronym (Standard 6 Goal Setting)
Students will answer, from an example, how you would encourage someone to make a positive choice regarding a health related issue (Standard 8 Advocacy)