New Mexico - HE K-12 curriculum—safety and injury prevention (ES): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses safety and injury.

New Mexico Statutes. 22-13-1. Subject areas; minimum instructional areas required; accreditation.

H. All health education courses shall include:

  • (1) age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention training that meets department standards developed in consultation with the federal centers for disease control and prevention that are based on evidence-based methods that have proven to be effective; and
  • (2) lifesaving skills training that follows nationally recognized guidelines for hands-on psychomotor skills cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. Students shall be trained to recognize the signs of a heart attack, use an automated external defibrillator and perform the Heimlich maneuver for choking victims. The secretary shall promulgate rules to provide for the:
    • (a) use of the following instructors for the training provided pursuant to this paragraph: 1) school nurses, health teachers and athletic department personnel as instructors; and 2) any qualified persons volunteering to provide training at no cost to the school district that the school district determines to be eligible to offer instruction pursuant to this paragraph; and
    • (b) approval of training and instructional materials related to the training established pursuant to this paragraph in both English and Spanish.

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:

  • (5) grades K-4 benchmark 5: identify common health issues of children;
    • (b) grades 1-2 performance standards:
      • (i) describe common physical health issues of children in same age group (i.e., intentional and unintentional injury, personal hygiene, etc.);
      • (ii) describe common social health issues of children in same age group (i.e., peer pressure, relationships, etc.);
      • (iii) describe common emotional health issues of children in same age group (i.e., effects of bullying, when family member is sick, sadness, domestic violence, etc.);
        Source: New Mexico Commission of Public Records

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;
        Source: New Mexico Commission of Public Records
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