State law addresses personal health and wellness.
Oregon Health Education Standard and Performance Indicators
GRADE SEVEN PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
- HE.1.7.7 Explain the physical, academic, mental, and social benefits of physical activity and the relationship to one’s overall health.
- HE.1.7.8 Describe factors that can affect personal health, including but not limited to family history, socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity.
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.