State law addresses personal health and wellness.
Tennessee Health Education and Lifetime Wellness Standard, High School Standard
Outline of health education requirement
Tennessee Health Education Standard. First Aid and Safety. Personal Safety. Grades 9-12.
The Tennessee Lifetime Wellness Standard Grades 9-12 document is divided into five components: Personal Wellness (PW); Mental, Emotional, and Social Health (MESH); First Aid and Safety (FAS); Human Growth and Development (HGD); and Substance Use and Abuse (SUA).
Component: First Aid and Safety
Subcomponent: Personal Safety
HS.FAS.3 Explain how potential risks associated with technology, transportation, and high-risk behaviors affect safety.
Tennessee Health Education Standard. Human Growth and Development. Relationships. Grades 9-12.
Component: Human Growth and Development
HS.HGD.1 Examine the aspects of positive relationships (e.g., family, dating, friendship, professional, community).
HS.HGD.2 Determine the influence of families, media, cultural traditions, and economic factors on human development.
Component Extension Negotiation/collaboration skills as helpful/harmful in resolving conflict (e.g., domestic violence, healthy dating)
Tennessee Health Education Standard. Substance Use and Abuse. Risk Reduction. Grades 9-12.
Component: Substance Use and Abuse
Subcomponent: Risk Reduction
HS.SUA.9 Research school and community resources for treatment and intervention.
HS.SUA.10 Predict the short- and long-term effects of drug use on an individual's health.
Component Extension Create Public Service Announcements (PSAs) (e.g., presentation, commercial, skit)