New Mexico - HE K-12 curriculum—mental and emotional health (ES): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses mental and emotional health.

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:

  • (2) grades K-4 benchmark 2: identify examples of mental, emotional, social and physical health during childhood;

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:

  • (2) grades K-4 benchmark 2: identify examples of mental, emotional, social and physical health during childhood;
    • (b) grades 1-2 performance standards:
      • (i) describe different emotions;
      • (ii) describe compassionate behavior and its relationship to diversity (i.e., bullying, disabilities, other special needs, etc.);
      • (iii) identify the differences between safe and unsafe situations (i.e., bullying, good touch/bad touch, alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, food contamination, etc.);
      • (iv) recall positive health choices and activities that promote health and help prevent diseases;
    • (c) grades 3-4 performance standards:
      • (i) understand different emotions;
      • (ii) recognize compassionate behavior and its relationship to diversity (i.e., bullying, disabilities, other special needs, etc.);
      • (iii) identify and understand the differences between safe and unsafe situations (i.e., bullying, good touch/bad touch, alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, food contamination, etc.);
      • (iv) understand positive health choices and activities that promote health and help prevent diseases;
      • (v) describe different types of family units and their relationship to health (i.e., single, grandparent, same sex parents, etc.);

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;

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:

  • (2) grades 5-8 benchmark 2: describe the interrelationship of mental, emotional, social and physical health during adolescence;
    • (a) grades 5-6 performance standards:
      • (i) describe the characteristics of peer pressure and its impact on mental, emotional, social and physical health during adolescence in the areas related to sexuality; nutrition; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; physical activity; personal safety; mental, social and emotional well-being;
      • (ii) describe the impact of family history, cultural values, social systems and environmental influences on mental, emotional, social and physical health during adolescence in the areas related to sexuality; nutrition; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; physical activity; personal safety; mental, social and emotional well-being;
      • (iii) describe how changes during adolescence affect mental, emotional, social and physical health;
      • (iv) identify positive stress reduction techniques and the impact on mental, emotional, social and physical health during adolescence;
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