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

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses mental and emotional health.

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;
    • (b) grades 7-8 performance standards:
      • (i) analyze 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) analyze 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) understand 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;
      • (v) analyze patterns of addiction and its influence on mental, emotional, social and physical health during adolescence;

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;
    • (b) grades 7-8 performance standards:
      • (i) understand 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) understand how healthy alternatives can replace unhealthy behaviors (i.e., abstinence, condom use, other pregnancy prevention methods, selection of healthy food choices, "natural highs," etc.);
      • (iii) analyze how personal daily choices can affect future health status;
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