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Health Education Curriculum Health Education I (7-8)
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Students will understand reproductive anatomy and physiology, pregnancy, disease prevention, healthy relationships, and refusal skills. Utah Code requires parental notification for instruction on child sexual abuse prevention and parental consent for instruction on sex education. Instruction shall stress the benefit of abstinence before marriage and fidelity after marriage.

Standard HI.HD.8:

Recognize characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships.
  • Friends
    This lesson is about the importance of friends as part of a support system that helps students make healthy choices.
  • Givin' It, Takin' It, and Workin' It Out
    In this lesson students will practice assertive communication, problem solving, and conflict management skills.
  • Introduction to Refusal Skills
    Students will copy and demonstrate 3styles of responding to a question, the five Refusal Skills, and 5 reasons to use them.
  • Refusal Skills
    This lesson will help students develop strategies to manage peer pressure.
  • Video Lesson on Healthy Relationship
    The students will make an iMovie or Educreations on developing and maintaining healthy relationships.

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.

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