Montana - HE K-12 curriculum—personal health and wellness (ES): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses personal health and wellness.

A.R.M. 10.53.703 HEALTH STANDARDS FOR FIRST GRADE

(1) The health standards for first grade are that each student will be able to:

  • (a) comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance personal health by:

    • (i) describing healthy behaviors;
    • (ii) giving examples of physical, mental, emotional, family, and social health, including those of traditional and contemporary American Indian cultures and practices;
    • (iii) identifying ways to prevent the spread of germs;
    • (iv) identifying environmental factors that can affect health;
    • (v) identifying ways to be safe and healthy at school and in the community;
    • (vi) identifying common childhood injuries and their treatment;
    • (vii) identifying reasons for seeing a health care professional; and
    • (viii) identifying basic body systems such as circulatory, respiratory, cardiovascular, skeletal, muscular, digestive, and nervous systems.

    A.R.M. 10.53.704 HEALTH STANDARDS FOR SECOND GRADE

(1) The health standards for second grade are that each student will be able to:

  • (a) comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance personal health by:

    • (i) identifying and explaining how health behaviors affect personal health;
    • (ii) recognizing that there are multiple dimensions of health, such as physical, mental, and emotional, as wellas family and social health, including those of traditional and contemporary American Indian cultures and practices;
    • (iii) describing some ways to prevent childhood communicable diseases;
    • (iv) describing common environmental factors that can affect health;
    • (v) giving examples of how to be safe at school and in the community;
    • (vi) identifying ways to prevent and treat common childhood injuries;
    • (vii) describing why it is important to seek health care; and
    • (viii) identifying basic body systems and their function such as the circulatory, respiratory, cardiovascular, skeletal, muscular, digestive, and nervous systems.

    A.R.M. 10.53.705 HEALTH STANDARDS FOR THIRD GRADE

(1) The health standards for third grade are that each student will be able to:

  • (a) comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance personal health by:

    • (i) identifying links between healthy choices and personal health;
    • (ii) defining life skills that improve health and wellness;
    • (iii) using goal-setting to practice healthy behaviors;
    • (iv) describing various characteristics of physical, mental, emotional, family, and social health, including those of traditional and contemporary American Indian cultures and practices;
    • (v) explaining the difference between childhood communicable and non-communicable diseases;
    • (vi) identifying the potential sources of environmental factors that affect health;
    • (vii) describing how health can be affected by school and community environments;
    • (viii) identifying common childhood health problems;
    • (ix) identifying situations that require health care; and
    • (x) identifying body systems and their function including circulatory, respiratory, cardiovascular, skeletal, muscular, digestive, and nervous systems.

    A.R.M. 10.53.706 HEALTH STANDARDS FOR FOURTH GRADE

(1) The health standards for fourth grade are that each student will be able to:

  • (a) comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance personal health by:

    • (i) identifying life skills that improve health and wellness;
    • (ii) discussing healthy and unhealthy behaviors and their effect on health;
    • (iii) identifying personal health-enhancing strategies that encompass substance abuse prevention, nutrition,exercise, injury and disease prevention, and stress management, including traditional and contemporary strategies from American Indian cultures;
    • (iv) describing risky behaviors and their potential consequences;
    • (v) discussing various characteristics of physical, mental, emotional, family, and social health, including those of traditional and contemporary American Indian cultures and practices;
    • (vi) describing how universal precautions and other hygienic practices reduce the risk for contracting disease;
    • (vii) describing the potential sources of environmental factors that affect health;
    • (viii) discussing practices for safe school and community environments;
    • (ix) describing common childhood health problems and potential treatments;

    A.R.M. 10.53.707 HEALTH STANDARDS FOR FIFTH GRADE

(1) The health standards for fifth grade are that each student will be able to:

  • (a) comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance personal health by:
    • (i) explaining the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health;
    • (ii) describing personal health-enhancing strategies that encompass substance abuse prevention, nutrition, exercise, injury and disease prevention and stress management, including traditional and contemporary strategies from American Indian cultures;
    • (iii) identifying potential consequences of engaging in risky behaviors;
    • (iv) identifying examples of physical, mental, emotional, family and social health, including those of traditional and contemporary American Indian cultures and practices;
    • (v) explaining practices used to prevent or reduce the risk of spreading or contracting communicable diseases;
    • (vi) discussing ways environmental factors affect health;
    • (vii) describing ways in which safe and healthy school and community environments can promote personal health;
    • (viii) describing ways to prevent and treat common childhood injuries and health problems;
    • (ix) giving examples of health care and their benefits, including the unique issues regarding American Indians and health care benefits; and
    • (x) identifying the basic structure and function of the major human body systems, including growth and development and the reproductive system.
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