State law requires teaching knowledge, attitudes, and skills for making health-promoting decisions and healthy behaviors.
Comprehensive Health Education
Covers goals and requirements of health education in the state
Tennessee Health Education Standard.
The Tennessee Health Education Standard document is divided into five components: Personal Wellness (PW); Mental, Emotional, and Social Health (MESH); Safety and Prevention (SP); Human Growth and Development (HGD); and Substance Use and Abuse (SUA). Key Ideas: 1) The Tennessee Health Education Standard Grades 6-8 state skills, knowledge, and behaviors students should demonstrate at each grade level. 2) Each component is divided into subcomponents as a means to organize similar Standard. 3) The Standard need not be taught in the order presented. The component and subcomponent numbers are only for organization and identification. 4) The standard is the action, knowledge, or behavior expected ( e.g., 7. PW.1. Evaluate how food choices are influenced by multiple factors).