Outline of the state of Montana

Health Education K-12 Curriculum—Benefits of Physical Activity—MS

Health Education K-12 Curriculum—Benefits of Physical Activity—MS

State law addresses physical activity.

Administrative Rules of Montana 10.53.708 Health Standard for Sixth Through Eighth Grades

(1) The health Standard for sixth through eighth grades are that each student will be able to:

  • (a) comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance personal health by:
  • (i) discussing the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health;
  • (ii) describing the benefits of and barriers to practicing healthy behaviors;
  • (iii) analyzing behaviors that promote health enhancing strategies for issues such as substance abuse prevention, nutrition, sexual activity, exercise, injury and disease prevention, and stress management, including traditional and contemporary strategies from American Indian cultures;
  • (iv) analyzing the potential consequences of engaging in risky behaviors;
  • (v) identifying characteristics of physical, mental, emotional, family, and social health including those of traditional and contemporary American Indian cultures and practices;
  • (vi) explaining practices used to prevent or reduce the risk of spreading or contracting communicable diseases;
  • (vii) discussing ways environmental factors affect health;
  • (viii) analyzing ways in which safe and healthy school and community environments can promote personal health;
  • (ix) describing ways to reduce or prevent injuries and other adolescent health problems;
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