Students will describe how people grow and change throughout life (physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially). They will recognize the influence peers have on people (shared interests, goals, and values). Students will identify the basic parts of the Nutrition Facts label (e.g., serving size, fat, sugar, ingredients). Students will identify various types of drugs (e.g., nicotine, alcohol, and street drugs) and explain what constitutes a drug-free and safe community. Students will identify healthy activities that can relieve uncomfortable feelings and emotions.
Grade Level(s): Second Grade
Related Priority Standards (State &/or National): K-12 Health Education Missouri Grade Level Expectations
- What are nutrients and why are they important?
- How do I use goal-setting strategies effectively to enhance my health and well-being?
- How do I advocate for personal, family, and community health?
- How do healthy decision-making skills effectively enhance health and well-being?
- How do I identify various types of drugs (e.g., nicotine, alcohol, and street drugs) and explain what constitutes a drug-free and safe community?
- Students will be able to define, explain and apply nutrition to their everyday life.
- Students will evaluate the short and long-term effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances on the body (e.g., changes in mood, thought processes, mental ability) and draw conclusions about the impact of these substances on a personal and social level.
- Students will analyze personal eating habits and identify ways to improve their overall nutrition.
- Students will understand how they can influence their peers and how peer influences can affect them.
- Students will demonstrate appropriate refusal skills to protect their health.
Course-Level Scope & Sequence (Units &/or Skills)
- Unit 1: Concepts of Wellness
Students will have an understanding of what it means to be physically, socially, emotionally, and mentally well. They will learn how to improve upon different facets of wellness (how to cope with stress in a healthy way, how exercise benefits the body, and hygiene) in a way that is individualized and significant to the student. Students will learn about various body systems and how different organs interact with one another.
- Unit 2: Mental, Emotional, and Social Health & Goal Setting
Students will have an understanding of healthy social-emotional skills, including conflict resolution, self-regulation, coping, advocacy, and safety. They will learn the importance of goal setting and building positive relationships.
- Unit 3: Analyzing Influences & Decision Making
Students will have an understanding of factors that influence health and wellness (nutrition, substance abuse, peer conflict resolutions, and coping strategies). They will learn the importance of developing healthy habits for optimal lifestyles.
- Unit 4: Healthy and Safe Relationships
Students will analyze what it means to be a good friend and learn to demonstrate the characteristics of a good friend. Students will learn to identify positive adult relationships and what constitutes an inappropriate relationship. They will be able to identify safe versus unsafe behaviors in various environments and settings (water safety, train track safety, stranger safety, etc.).
Date Last Revised/Approved: 2022