Students will describe how personal health is enhanced by behaviors (including care of skin, teeth, gums, hair, eyes, nose, ears, and nails). Students will learn how to construct a plan of what to do when home alone (e.g., emergency phone list, not answering the door, not using the stove). Students will be able to define refusal skills (strategies that help you say no) and assertive skills (skills that allow you to behave with confidence). Students will recognize different types of pollution and how they affect one’s health (noise, water, air, land).
Grade Level(s): Third Grade
Related Priority Standards (State &/or National): K-12 Health Education Missouri Grade Level Expectations
- 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?
- In what ways do family, peers, culture, media, technology and other factors influence health-related behaviors and decisions?
- How do healthy decision-making skills effectively enhance health and well-being?
- How do family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors influence my health-related behaviors and decisions?
- How do I identify trusted adults who support my healthy development?
- Students will understand how to find and use reliable sources for making safe decisions.
- Students will understand the positive and negative effects of social media and understand how to implement healthy coping strategies.
- Students will be able to advocate for themselves and understand how to advocate for their peers.
- Students will understand how to protect themselves and report violence, accidents, and injuries.
- Students will understand the positive and negative effects of social media and how to implement healthy coping strategies.
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