Students will create a personal health plan that includes balanced nutrition, physical activity, hygiene, adequate sleep, and healthy snacking. Students will recognize the rapid changes in adolescent development (e.g., social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth). Students will research and analyze the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual changes occurring during puberty. Students will identify how family, friends, and culture can influence personal health practices and decisions. Students will devise a plan to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of violence, including violence prevention strategies (e.g., learn to protect yourself, avoid violent situations, choose friends wisely, and don’t talk to strangers).
Grade Level(s): Fifth Grade
Related Priority Standards (State &/or National): K-12 Health Education Missouri Grade Level Expectations
- What are health and wellness?
- How do the body systems function and work together?
- How do I keep myself and others safe?
- 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?
- Why is the ability to access accurate health information a critical skill, and where can one access accurate information, products, and services?
- What knowledge, skills, and behaviors support personal safety?
- How do I protect myself and others from violence, accidents, and injuries?
- 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 be able to recognize the rapid changes in adolescent development.
- Students will be able to research and analyze the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual changes occurring during puberty.
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.). Students in the 4th and 5th grades will be introduced to human growth and development changes during puberty.
Date Last Revised/Approved: 2022