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

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State law addresses safety and injury.

Utah State Office of Education: Secondary Health Core Curriculum

Health Education I (7th or 8th 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 a safe or unsafe environment.

  • a. Recognize unhealthy or potentially dangerous situations and their consequences.
  • b. Identify ways to avoid dangerous situations.
  • c. Discuss safety guidelines for a variety of activities at home, school, and in the community. (e.g., indoor and outdoor sports activities, recreational outings in various seasons, technology).
  • d. Develop strategies to enhance personal safety (e.g., use of helmets, protective gear, seatbelts).

Objective 2: Recognize emergencies and respond appropriately.

  • a. Explain how immediate response increases a victim’s chance for survival.
  • b. Demonstrate basic first-aid and CPR/AED procedures.
  • c. Create personal disaster safety plans (e.g., fire, earthquakes, floods, terrorism).

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

  • a. Identify abusive behaviors (e.g., threats, harassment, bullying, assault, domestic abuse).
  • b. Recognize sexual harassment and identify methods to stop it.
  • c. Describe ways to prevent and report violence at home, in school, and in the community.
  • d. Investigate resources to assist those affected by abusive behaviors.
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