Kentucky - HE K-12 curriculum—SEL (MS): Curricula

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Curricula
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standard
Summary: 

State law addresses social and emotional learning.

Kentucky Academic Standards for Middle School Health Education Aligned with National Health Education Standards

The National Health Education Standards (NHES) are provided by the Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards and have been aligned to the corresponding Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS).

The Kentucky Academic Standards are being provided with the codes that are aligned in the Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System (CIITS).

National Health Education Standards

Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.

Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.

Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.

Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.

Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health

Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.


Kentucky Academic Standards for Middle School Health Education

1.PL-6-PW: Personal Wellness (Health Education)

Big Idea:

Wellness is maximum well-being, or total health. Personal Wellness is a combination of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well-being. It involves making choices and decisions each day that promote an individual’s physical well-being, the prevention of illnesses and diseases, and the ability to remain, physically, mentally, spiritually, socially and emotionally healthy.

Academic Expectations

2.29 Students demonstrate skills that promote individual well-being and healthy family relationships.

2.31 Students demonstrate the knowledge and skills they need to remain physically healthy and to accept responsibility for their own physical well-being.

2.32 Students demonstrate strategies for becoming and remaining mentally and emotionally healthy.

3.2 Students demonstrate the ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

4.1 Students effectively use interpersonal skills.

4.4 Students demonstrate the ability to accept the rights and responsibilities for self and others.

5.1 Students use critical thinking skills such as analyzing, prioritizing, categorizing, evaluating, and comparing to solve a variety of problems in real-life situations.

5.4 Students use a decision-making process to make informed decisions among options.


Kentucky Academic Standards for Middle School Health Education

D. PL-6-PW-S-SMEH: Skills and Concepts – Social, Mental and Emotional Health

Students will…

PL-6-PW-S-SMEH1: demonstrate social interaction skills by: (NHES: 4)

  • PL-6-PW-S-SMEH1.a: using appropriate means to express needs, wants and feelings (NHES: 4)

  • PL-6-PW-S-SMEH1.b: using and describe the importance of effective social interaction skills (e.g., respect, self-advocacy, cooperation, communication, identifying and being open to different perspectives and points of view, empathy, friendship) (NHES: 4)

  • PL-6-PW-S-SMEH1.c: recommending effective strategies for responding to stress, conflict, peer pressure and bullying (NHES: 5)

  • PL-6-PW-S-SMEH1.d: interpreting how individuals impact the effective functioning of groups (NHES: 2, 4)

  • PL-6-PW-S-SMEH2: demonstrate the ability to apply a decision-making process to health issues and problems individually and collaboratively (NHES: 5)

PL-6-PW-S-SMEH3: identify common social and emotional problems (aggression, anxiety, depression, grief) and describe self-management and coping strategies (goal setting, refusal skills, decision making and time management) for addressing these problems (NHES: 1, 5, 6)


Kentucky Academic Standards for Middle School Health Education

D. PL-7-PW-S-SMEH: Skills and Concepts – Social, Mental and Emotional Health

Students will…

PL-7-PW-S-SMEH1: demonstrate social interaction skills by: (NHES: 2, 4, 5)

  • PL-7-PW-S-SMEH1.a: using appropriate means to express needs, wants and feelings (NHES: 4)

  • PL-7-PW-S-SMEH1.b: using and explaining the importance of effective social interaction skills (e.g., respect, self-advocacy, cooperation, communication, identifying and being open to different perspectives and points of view, empathy, friendship) (NHES: 4)

  • PL-7-PW-S-SMEH1.c: recommending and justify effective strategies (e.g., problem solving, decision making, refusal skills, anger management, conflict resolution) for responding to stress, conflict, peer pressure and bullying (NHES: 5)

  • PL-7-PW-S-SMEH1.d:interpreting how individuals impact the effective functioning of groups (NHES: 2, 4)

PL-7-PW-S-SMEH2: demonstrate the ability to apply a decision-making process to health issues and problems individually and collaboratively (NHES: 5)

PL-7-PW-S-SMEH3: identify common social and emotional problems (aggression, anxiety, depression, grief) and describe self-management and coping strategies (goal setting, refusal skills, decision making and time management) for addressing these problems (NHES: 1, 5, 6)

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