State law addresses mental and emotional health.
Tennessee Health Education and Lifetime Wellness Standard, Elementary School Health Standard
Outline of health education requirements for elementary school
Tennessee Health Education Standard. Emotional Wellness. Mental Health. Grades K-5.
Component: Emotional Wellness Subcomponent: Mental Health
Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
K.EW.1 Explain that feelings can be expressed in different ways.
1.EW.1 Define choices and consequences.
2.EW.1 Explain what it means to be emotionally and mentally healthy.
3.EW.1 Evaluate various influences on decision making.
4.EW.1 Identify the positive ways that peers and family members show support, care, and appreciation for one another.
5.EW.1 Identify positive and negative stress.