Skip Navigation

Utah Core  •  Curriculum Search  •  All Health Education Lesson Plans  •  USBE Health Education website


Health Education Curriculum Health Education - 5th Grade
Printable Version Printable Version (pdf)


arrow icon Course Introduction


Core Standards of the Course

Students will apply their knowledge to develop social and emotional competence to make healthy and safe choices. „

Button to show lessons.

Standard 5.HF.1:
Define SMART goal and identify how SMART criteria improve the effectiveness of a goal. „

Button to show lessons.

Standard 5.HF.2:
Describe how the positive and negative consequences of a decision can have short and/or long-term effects. „

Standard 5.HF.3:
Define and practice positive self-talk.

Button to show lessons.

Standard 5.HF.4:
Demonstrate ways to express gratitude and treat others with dignity and respect.

Button to show lessons.

Students will examine personal traits and lifestyles and how they impact overall wellness.

Button to show lessons.

Standard 5.MEH.1:
Practice a variety of stress management techniques.

Standard 5.MEH.2:
Demonstrate how to obtain and offer assistance to enhance the health of self and others in harmful situations.

Button to show lessons.

Standard 5.MEH.3:
Express positive attitudes about intervention and seeking help to eliminate stigmas regarding mental health.

Button to show lessons.

Students will learn to respond effectively to environments and practice decision-making skills for safety and disease prevention.

Button to show lessons. Button to show links.

Standard 5.SDP.1:
Explain strategies on how to help others and demonstrate how to help or contact the appropriate emergency resources (for example, first aid, CPR, poison control, 911, mental health crisis lines, animal control, non-emergency lines) for different situations.

Standard 5.SDP.2:
Explain a variety of healthy behaviors (for example, diet, exercise, proper hygiene, helmet use, proper car restraints, firearm safety) that avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard 5.SDP.3:
Analyze the influence of media and technology on personal and family health and develop a personal safety plan for technology use.

Button to show lessons.

Standard 5.SDP.4:
Compare and contrast infectious and chronic diseases and recognize when others have a chronic disease or disability and practice methods of treating them respectfully.

Standard 5.SDP.5:
Identify how to avoid, manage and report situations involving exposure to another person's blood and other bodily fluids.

Empower students to resist peer pressure and substance use by identifying practices that promote a lifestyle free from alcohol, tobacco, nicotine, and other drugs.

Button to show lessons. Button to show links.

Standard 5.SAP.1:
Identify choices, behaviors, and practices that help support a lifestyle free from alcohol, tobacco, nicotine and other substances.

Standard 5.SAP.2:
Practice ways to resist negative peer pressure and positively influence relations with peers in a variety of situations.

Standard 5.SAP.3:
Evaluate how the use of alcohol, tobacco, nicotine and other substances can cause illness, injury, and complications with body development, overall health, and behavior.

Strand 5: NUTRITION (N)
Students will identify the basics of nutrition, healthy eating habits that support a healthy body, and how to recognize eating behaviors. Students will also recognize nationwide food resources.

Button to show lessons. Button to show links.

Standard 5.N.1:
Use a food label to calculate how caloric intake can change depending on the number of servings consumed.

Standard 5.N.2:
Create a healthy meal, including beverage, using current dietary guidelines.

Button to show lessons.

Standard 5.N.3:
Differentiate between appetite and hunger.

Standard 5.N.4:
Explain the role of healthy eating and physical activity in maintaining health.

Button to show lessons.

Standard 5.N.5:
Analyze the influence of media and technology, including social media, on personal and family nutrition and body image.

Button to show lessons.

Standard 5.N.6:
Explain why different foods are produced in various regions of the United States and how this may affect consumer practices and local diets.

Students will understand puberty and maturation. Utah Code requires parental consent for instruction on maturation. Utah Code requires parental notification for instruction on child sexual abuse prevention.

Button to show lessons. Button to show links.

Standard 5.HD.1:
Explain how the timing of puberty and adolescent development varies, including that there is a wide range of what is healthy or typical.

Standard 5.HD.2:
Describe the basic structures of the reproductive and endocrine systems and identify their respective functions.

Standard 5.HD.3:
Describe the body changes that accompany puberty and how puberty prepares human bodies for reproduction.

Standard 5.HD.4:
Explain the physical, social, and emotional changes that occur during puberty and adolescence and healthy ways to manage these changes.

Standard 5.HD.5:
Identify trusted adults (for example, parent, guardian, relative, teacher, counselor, clergy) to talk with about puberty.

Standard 5.HD.6:
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 - 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 - Jennifer  Throndsen.

These materials have been produced by and for the teachers of the State of Utah. Copies of these materials may be freely reproduced for teacher and classroom use. When distributing these materials, credit should be given to Utah State Board of Education. These materials may not be published, in whole or part, or in any other format, without the written permission of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 East 500 South, PO Box 144200, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200.