MICHIGAN CONTENT STANDARDS & BENCHMARKS
  Health Education 

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BENCHMARKS  | Applied Health Concepts | Accessing Information | Health Behaviors | Influences | Goal Setting & Decision-making | Social Skills | Health Advocacy

Applied Health Concepts

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Content Standard 1: All students will apply health promotion and disease prevention concepts and principles to personal, family, and community health issues.

Early Elementary

Middle School

High School

Describe the basic structure and function of the human body systems.           MM Describe how health is influenced by the interaction of body systems.  MM Explain the impact of personal health behaviors on the functioning of body systems.
Recognize that personal health behaviors influence an individual's well being.   MM Explain the relationship between positive health behaviors and the prevention of injury, illness, disease, and other health problems. MM  Analyze how behavior can impact health maintenance and disease prevention.
Identify indicators of mental, emotional, social, and physical health during childhood.   MM Describe the interrelationship of physical, intellectual, emotional, and social health during adolescence. MM Describe the interrelationships of physical, intellectual, emotional, and social health during childhood.
Describe how the family influences the health of individuals.   MM Describe how the family and peers influence the health of individuals. MM Analyze how the family, peers, and the community influence the health of individuals.
Describe how physical, social and emotional environments influence personal health.   MM Analyze how heredity, environment, and personal health are related. MM Analyze how the environment influence the health of people in a community.
Identify the most common health problems of children.   MM Describe ways to reduce risks related to adolescent health problems. MM Analyze the risks of potential health problems during adulthood.
Identify health problems that should be detected and treated early.   MM Recognize that most causes of premature health problems can be prevented by positive health practices and appropriate health care. MM Analyze the role of public health policies and laws in the prevention and control of disease and other health problems.
Recognize that most injuries and illnesses can be prevented or treated   MM    
    Chronicle the historical impact of disease and other health problems on contemporary health practices.
    Describe how the prevention and control of health problems are influenced by research and medical advances.

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Accessing Information Services

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Content Standard 2: All students will access valid health information and appropriate health promoting products and services.

Early Elementary

Middle School

High School

Identify characteristics of valid health information and health promoting products and services. MM Analyze the validity of health information, products, and services. MM Evaluate the validity of health information, products, and services.
Demonstrate the ability to locate resources from the home, school, and community that provide valid health information. MM Demonstrate the ability to utilize resources from the home, school, and community that provide accurate health information. MM Demonstrate the ability to evaluate resources from the home, school, and community that provide accurate health information.
Explain how media influences the selection of health information, products, and services. MM Analyze how media influences the selection of health information and products. MM Evaluate factors that influence personal selection of health products and services.
Demonstrate the ability to locate school and community health helpers. MM Synthesize accurate information from a variety of sources regarding a community health issue. MM Analyze the cost and accessibility of health care services.
  Compare the costs and validity of health products. MM Demonstrate the ability to access school and community health services for self and others
  Describe situations requiring professional health services. MM  

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Health Behaviors

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Content Standard 3: All students will practice health enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.

Early Elementary

Middle School

High School

Identify responsible health behaviors. MM Explain the importance of assuming responsibility for personal health behaviors. MM Analyze the role of individual responsibility for enhancing health.
Compare behaviors that are safe to those that are risky or harmful. MM Distinguish between safe, risky, and harmful behaviors in relationships. MM Analyze the short-term and long-term consequences of safe, risky, and harmful behaviors.
Demonstrate strategies to positively manage stress. MM Demonstrate strategies to positively manage stress. MM Demonstrate strategies to positively manage stress.
Demonstrate strategies to improve or maintain personal health. MM Demonstrate ways to avoid threatening situations and reduce conflict. MM Evaluate a personal health assessment to determine strategies for health enhancement and risk reduction.
Demonstrate ways to avoid threatening situations and reduce conflict. MM Demonstrate strategies to improve personal and family health. MM Develop strategies to improve personal, family, and community health.
Demonstrate injury prevention and management strategies. MM Develop injury prevention and management strategies for personal and family health. MM Demonstrate ways to avoid threatening situations and reduce conflict.
  Analyze a personal health assessment to determine health strengths and risks. MM  

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Influences

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Content Standard 4: All students will analyze the influence of cultural beliefs, media, and technology on health.

Early Elementary

Middle School

High School

Describe how culture influences personal health practices. MM Describe the influence of cultural beliefs on health behaviors and the use of health services. MM Analyze how cultural diversity enriches and challenges health behaviors.
Explain how the media influences thoughts, feelings, and health behaviors. MM Describe how messages from media and other sources influence health behaviors. MM Evaluate the effect of media and other factors on personal, family, and community health.
Describe ways technology can influence personal health. MM Analyze the influence of technology on personal and family health. MM Evaluate the impact of technology on personal, family, and community health.
Explain how information from school and family influences health. MM Analyze how information from peers influences health. MM Analyze how information from the community influences health.
    Demonstrate the ability to use computer technology to locate health information.

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Goal Setting and Decision-making

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Content Standard 5: All students will use goal setting and decision-making skills to enhance health.

Early Elementary

Middle School

High School

Predict outcomes of positive health decisions. MM Demonstrate the ability to apply a decision making process to health issues and problems individually and collaboratively. MM Demonstrate the ability to utilize various strategies when making decision related to health needs of young adults.
Demonstrate the ability to apply a decision making/problem solving process to health issues and problems. MM Demonstrate the ability to ask for assistance when making health-related decisions. MM Implement and evaluate a plan for achieving a personal health goal.
Demonstrate the ability to ask for assistance when making health-related decisions and setting health goals. MM Analyze the role of individual, family, community, and cultural values when making health-related decisions. MM Demonstrate the ability to ask for assistance when making health-related decisions.
Recognize the impact family, school, and community members have on making health-related decisions. MM Explain how decisions regarding health behaviors have consequences on self and others. MM Analyze health issues that require collaborative decision making.
Set a personal health goal and track progress toward its achievement. MM Describe how personal health goals are influenced by changing information, abilities, priorities, and responsibilities. MM Predict the immediate and long term impact of health decisions on the individual, family, community, and the environment.
  Apply strategies and skills needed to attain personal health goals. MM Evaluate their (students') ability to make health decisions.

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Social Skills

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Content Standard 6: All students will demonstrate effective interpersonal communication and other social skills which enhance health..

Early Elementary

Middle School

High School

Distinguish between verbal and nonverbal communication. MM Demonstrate effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills. MM Demonstrate skills for communicating effectively with family, peers, and others.
Describe characteristics needed to be a responsible friend and family member. MM Describe how the behavior of family and peers affects interpersonal communication. MM Demonstrate how support and respect for family members of all ages can be communicated.
Demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants, and feelings. MM Demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants, and feelings. MM Demonstrate strategies for solving interpersonal problems without harming self or others.
Demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration, empathy, and respect for self and others. MM Demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration, empathy, and respect for self and others. MM Analyze how interpersonal communication affects relationships.
  Demonstrate communication skills for building and maintaining healthy relationships. MM Demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration, empathy, and respect for self and others.
Demonstrate attentive listening skills. MM Demonstrate attentive listening skills. MM Demonstrate attentive listening skills.
Demonstrate refusal and negotiation skills to enhance health. MM Demonstrate refusal and negotiation skills to enhance health. MM Demonstrate refusal, negotiation, and collaboration skills to avoid potentially harmful situations.
Differentiate between negative and positive behaviors used in conflict situations. MM Analyze the possible causes of conflict among youth in schools and communities. MM Analyze the possible causes of conflict in schools, families, and communities.
Demonstrate non-violent strategies to resolve conflicts. MM Demonstrate strategies to manage conflict in healthy ways. MM Demonstrate strategies used to prevent violence.

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Health Advocacy

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Content Standard 7: All students will demonstrate advocacy skills for enhanced personal, family, and community health.

Early Elementary

Middle School

High School

Describe a variety of methods to convey accurate health information and ideas. MM Demonstrate the ability to access community agencies that advocate for healthy individuals, families, and communities. MM Evaluate the effectiveness of communication methods for accurately expressing health information and ideas.
Express information and opinions about health issues in written and oral form. MM Demonstrate the ability to influence and support others in making positive health choices. MM Demonstrate the ability to influence and support others in making positive health choices.
Identify community agencies that advocate for healthy individuals, families, and communities. MM Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with others to advocate for healthy individuals, families, and schools. MM Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with others to advocate for healthy individuals, families, and communities.
Demonstrate the ability to influence and support others in making positive health choices. MM Express information and opinions about health issues. MM Express information and opinions about health issues.
    Demonstrate the ability to adapt health messages and communication techniques to the characteristics of a particular audience.

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