New Mexico - HE K-12 curriculum—benefits of physical activity (ES): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses physical activity.

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.6.8 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EDUCATION, Grades K-4:

A. Content standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention. Students will:

  • (4) grades K-4 benchmark 4: describe how physical, social and emotional environments influence personal health;
    • (b) grades 1-2 performance standards:
      • (i) describe the behaviors that could affect other people (i.e., smoking, drinking, physical activity, nutrition, etc.);
      • (ii) identify the differences between safe and unsafe situations (i.e., bullying, good touch/bad touch, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, food contamination, poisonous substances, etc.);
      • (iii) know how to access help (i.e., dial 911 in an emergency, trusted adult, etc.);
      • (iv) describe the influences of media and peer pressure on health;
    • (c) grades 3-4 performance standards:
      • (i) understand the behaviors that could affect other people (i.e., smoking, drinking, physical activity, nutrition, etc.);
      • (ii) identify the differences between safe and unsafe situations (i.e., bullying, good touch/bad touch, alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, food contamination, poisonous substances, etc.);
      • (iii) know how to access help (i.e., dial 911 in an emergency, trusted adult, etc.);
      • (iv) understand the influences of media and peer pressure on health;
  • (5) grades K-4 benchmark 5: identify common health issues of children;

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.6.9 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EDUCATION, Grades 5-8:

A. Content standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention. Students will:

  • (1) grades 5-8 benchmark 1: explain the relationship between positive health behaviors and the prevention of injury, illness, disease and premature death;
    • (a) grades 5-6 performance standards:
      • (i) describe risk factors and their association with health consequences in the areas related to sexuality; nutrition; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; physical activity; personal safety; mental, social and emotional well-being;
      • (ii) identify healthy alternatives to unhealthy behaviors in the areas related to sexuality; nutrition; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; physical activity; personal safety; mental, social and emotional well-being (i.e., abstinence, selection of healthy food choices, "natural highs," etc.);
      • (iii) explain how personal daily choices can affect future health status;
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