State law addresses personal health and wellness.
Oregon Health Education Standard and Performance Indicators
GRADE ONE PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Standard 1. Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
- HE.1.1.1 Describe the dimensions of health (e.g. physical, mental, social, emotional, and environmental).
- HE.1.1.2 Discuss safe behaviors and ways to reduce risk of common childhood injuries.
- HE.1.1.3 Identify when it is important to seek healthcare.
- HE.1.1.4 Name reproductive body parts, using proper anatomical terms, and stages in the basic growth processes of all people.
- HE.1.1.5 Describe ways to prevent communicable and non-communicable disease and understand the difference (including HIV/AIDS, and Hepatitis B and C).
- HE.1.1.6 Explain that it is important to stay away from potentially unsafe body fluids and objects.
- HE.1.1.7 Explain that there are many ways to express gender.
- HE.1.1.8 Recognize the importance of treating others with respect including gender expression.
- HE.1.1.9 Describe how they can be a good friend.
- HE.1.1.10 Explain that everyone has the right to say who touches their body, when and how.
- HE.1.1.11 Explain that it is never ok to touch someone, or make someone touch you if they don't want to.
- HE.1.1.12 Identify a variety of ways people express affection within various types of relationships.
- HE.1.1.13 Describe bullying and teasing and why bullying and teasing are inappropriate behaviors.
- HE.1.1.14 Describe different kinds of family structures.
- HE.1.1.15 Describe consent as it relates to personal boundaries.
Oregon Health Education Standard and Performance Indicators: Grades K - 12
Health Education Standard help define the knowledge and skills students will need throughout their K-12 experience. Standard also provide consistency in what is taught to students across our state to ensure equity in education. Quality health education is characterized by Standard-based instruction and provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to lead healthy lives. Health-literate people are able to obtain and apply knowledge and skills to enhance their own health and the health of others — both now and in the future as their needs change throughout their lives. ODE is in the process of developing guidance documents to assist districts with implementation of the new Standard, and will be conducting an instructional materials review process in the summer of 2017. Districts should be implementing instructional materials aligned to the new Standard in the fall of 2018.