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Health Education Curriculum Health Education - 2nd Grade
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1: HEALTH FOUNDATIONS AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS OF HEALTHY SELF (HF)
Students will learn the importance of goal-setting, decision-making skills, and develop social and emotional competence.

Standard 2.HF.1:
Set a goal and discuss strategies for meeting the goal.

Standard 2.HF.2:
Recognize when assistance is needed in making decisions.

Standard 2.HF.3:
Identify ways to set, recognize, respect, and communicate personal boundaries.

Standard 2.HF.4:
Practice active-listening skills.

Standard 2.HF.5:
Describe characteristics of a good friend.


Strand 2: MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH (MEH)
Students will identify and respond to various emotions in appropriate ways.

Standard 2.MEH.1:
Identify the causes of different emotions and practice methods to express emotions appropriately.

Standard 2.MEH.2:
Describe ways to respond to uncomfortable emotions or situations.

Standard 2.MEH.3:
Identify trusted adults (for example, parent, guardian, relative, teacher, counselor, clergy) to talk with about emotions.


Strand 3: SAFETY AND DISEASE PREVENTION (SDP)
Students will learn how practices and behaviors contribute to good health.

Standard 2.SDP.1:
Explain how products (for example, sun protection, hygiene products, sports equipment, seatbelts, booster seats) can contribute to personal health.

Standard 2.SDP.2:
Identify personal behaviors that contribute to safe or unsafe use of technology.

Standard 2.SDP.3:
Describe reasons why people visit a healthcare provider (for example, doctor, dentist, counselor).

Standard 2.SDP.4:
Identify ways people can avoid coming in contact with another personís blood and bodily fluids.


Strand 4: SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION (SAP)
Students will learn how to refuse specific substances and understand the health risks associated with harmful substances.

Standard 2.SAP.1:
Recognize the health implications of harmful substances and demonstrate how to refuse alcohol, tobacco, nicotine, and other substances.

Standard 2.SAP.2:
Describe the role medications play in wellness and identify what is helpful or harmful.


Strand 5: NUTRITION (N)
Students will understand nutritional terms and learn internal and external influences on eating.

Standard 2.N.1:
Identify food and beverage choices that contribute to good health.

Standard 2.N.2:
Define calorie as a measurement of energy and describe how calories are necessary for good health.

Standard 2.N.3:
Recognize the signals the body sends when hungry or full.

Standard 2.N.4:
Identify how family, peers, culture, and media influence eating habits.


Strand 6: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (HD)
Students will learn basic anatomy and universal precautions. Utah Code requires parental notification for instruction on child sexual abuse prevention.

Standard 2.HD.1:
Identify the proper names for body parts.

Standard 2.HD.2:
Discuss how to clearly say no, leave a situation or interaction, and identify and talk with a trusted adult when feeling uncomfortable, afraid, or unsafe.



UEN logo http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Jodi Parker and see the Health Education website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - DIANA SUDDRETH .

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