Nevada - HE K-12 curriculum—alcohol and drug use/abuse (MS): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses alcohol and drug use/abuse.

Nevada Administrative Code 389.381 Sixth through eighth grades: Health.

Instruction in sixth grade, seventh grade and eighth grade in health must be designed so that pupils meet the following performance standards by the completion of the eighth grade:

  1. Comprehend concepts related to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease to enhance health, as demonstrated by the ability of the pupil to:
    • (a) Analyze the relationship between behaviors concerning the health of a person and personal health;
    • (b) Identify the behaviors of a person that affect the function and development of the systems of the human body, including, without limitation, the human reproductive system in accordance with NRS 389.036;
    • (c) Explain the interrelationships between the physical, emotional, intellectual and social health in adolescence;
    • (d) Define personal boundaries and clear personal limits for the pupil;
    • (e) Respect the personal boundaries and clear personal limits of other persons;
    • (f) Describe how age, gender, physical activity, lifestyle and heredity affect the nutrient needs of a person;
    • (g) Analyze the use of a substance that is beneficial to a person and the use of a substance that is harmful to a person;
    • (h) Develop a plan for personal safety to reduce or prevent injuries;
    • (i) Examine the likelihood that a person will suffer a serious injury or illness if the person engages in behaviors that increase the risk of such an injury or illness;

Nevada Administrative Code 389.381 Sixth through eighth grades: Health.

Instruction in sixth grade, seventh grade and eighth grade in health must be designed so that pupils meet the following performance standards by the completion of the eighth grade:

  1. Practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid and reduce health risks, as demonstrated by the ability of the pupil to:
    • (a) Explain the importance of a person assuming responsibility for healthy behaviors;
    • (b) Create a wellness plan that meets dietary guidelines and includes moderate to vigorous physical activity;
    • (c) Demonstrate methods of responding to behaviors that put a pupil at risk, including, without limitation, the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs;
    • (d) Understand basic procedures in safety, first aid and life-saving measures, including, without limitation, the use of and procedures for using recreational safety equipment;
    • (e) Evaluate the behaviors of the pupil that put the pupil at risk for injury, including, without limitation, self-harming behaviors and harmful trends; and
    • (f) Analyze the behaviors of a pupil that increase the risk of the pupil spreading communicable diseases, including, without limitation, sexually transmitted diseases, mononucleosis, tuberculosis and influenza.
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