Montana - HE K-12 curriculum—mental and emotional health (HS): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses mental and emotional health.

A.R.M. 10.53.709 HEALTH STANDARDS FOR NINTH THROUGH TWELFTH GRADES

(1) The health standards for ninth through twelfth grades are that each student will be able to:

  • (a) comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance personal health by:
    • (i) predicting how health behaviors can affect health status;
    • (ii) comparing and contrasting the benefits of and barriers to practicing a variety of healthy behaviors;
    • (iii) developing personal health-enhancing strategies for issues such as substance abuse prevention, nutrition, exercise, sexual activity, injury and disease prevention, and stress management, including traditional and contemporary strategies from American Indian cultures;
    • (iv) comparing and contrasting the potential consequences of engaging in risky behavior;
    • (v) analyzing the interrelationships of physical, mental, emotional, family and social health or personal health, including those of American Indian cultures and practices;
    • (vi) comparing and contrasting various ways to prevent communicable diseases;
    • (vii) analyzing how environmental factors and personal health are interrelated;
    • (viii) analyzing how genetics and family history can impact personal health;
    • (ix) comparing and contrasting ways to advocate for safe and healthy school and community environments to promote personal health;
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