Utah - HE K-12 curriculum—safety and injury prevention (HS): Curricula

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State law addresses safety and injury.

Utah State Office of Education: Secondary Health Core Curriculum

Health Education II (9th or 10th Grade)

Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to apply prevention and intervention knowledge, skills, and processes to promote safety in the home, school, and community.

Objective 1: Identify personal behaviors that contribute to or detract from safety.

  • a. Develop strategies to avoid unhealthy or potentially dangerous situations.
  • b. Explore how participation in healthy lifestyle activities includes safety considerations (e.g., safety equipment, including protective gear and seatbelts, exercise warm-up and cool-down, preparing for exercise in severe weather conditions).
  • c. Create personal safety and disaster plans for home, school, and community.

Objective 2: Recognize emergencies and respond appropriately.

  • a. Describe how immediate response increases a victim’s chance for survival.
  • b. Demonstrate proficiency in basic first-aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
  • c. Evaluate personal responsibility to fellow citizens in critical emergency situations.

Objective 3: Assess and respond appropriately to harassment and violent behaviors.

  • a. Describe abusive behaviors (e.g., threats, harassment, bullying, assault, domestic abuse).
  • b. Examine methods to prevent and report violence at home, school, and in the community.
  • c. Practice skills for maintaining healthy relationships.

Objective 4: Examine the dangers of inappropriate use of current technology.

  • a. Discuss use and misuse of current technology (e.g., Internet, email, websites, instant messages, cell phones).
  • b. Determine the short and long term dangers of sharing private information when using current technologies.
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