South Carolina Learning Standards for Health and Safety Education — Grade 6


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D-6.1.1

Identify reasons why individuals use and abuse ATOD.

D-6.1.2

Describe short- and long-term effects and consequences of ATOD use, including secondhand smoke.

D-6.1.3

Discuss the risks associated with OTC (over-the-counter) and prescription drugs.

D-6.2.1

Analyze the influence of family and peers on a persons ATOD use.

D-6.3.1

Discuss how to identify sources of help for someone who abuses ATOD.

D-6.4.1

Utilize refusal skills to avoid ATOD use and to reduce risk-taking behaviors.

D-6.6.1

Set a goal to avoid ATOD use.

D-6.7.1

Demonstrate ways to avoid potentially harmful situations involving ATOD use.

D-6.8.1

Describe ways to advocate to others the benefits of not using ATOD.

G-6.1.1

Explain how family roles, rules, and responsibilities change over time.

G-6.1.2

Describe how the endocrine system affects growth and development.

G-6.1.3

Identify the structures and functions of the male and female reproductive systems.

G-6.1.4

Identify reproductive problems found in males and females.

G-6.1.5

Explain why abstinence is the most effective means of protecting reproductive health.

G-6.1.6

Define the terms sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

G-6.2.1

Describe the influence of families and peers on a persons body image.

G-6.3.1

Demonstrate the ability to access appropriate resources for dealing with child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

G-6.4.1

Demonstrate effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to promote healthy parent, family, and peer relationships.

G-6.4.2

Demonstrate ways to communicate with parents, family members, or other trustworthy adults (for example, doctors and nurses) about sexual health and responsibility.

G-6.5.1

Identify steps in a decision-making process that promotes abstinence and avoids risk behaviors.

G-6.7.1

Identify coping strategies to address the physical, emotional, and social changes that occur during adolescence.

G-6.7.2

Describe appropriate steps a person should take if he or she becomes the victim of sexual harassment

I-6.1.1

Describe ways to reduce and prevent injuries (for example, helmets, mouth guards, safety equipment, seat belts, water-safety devices).

I-6.1.2

Examine issues surrounding violence and discuss strategies for violence prevention.

I-6.1.3

Identify types of bullying, including cyberbullying.

I-6.2.1

Discuss the threat of gangs or other violent behaviors to personal safety.

I-6.4.1

Demonstrate refusal and negotiation skills to reduce the risk of injury and promote personal safety.

I-6.5.1

Demonstrate decision-making processes to deal with situations that involve personal safety and risk, including the use of the Internet.

I-6.7.1

Demonstrate behaviors and strategies to manage anger and conflict in healthy ways.

I-6.7.2

Discuss ways to avoid or reduce threatening situations.

I-6.7.3

Discuss protective strategies to reduce the risk of violence in a persons home, school, and community.

I-6.8.1

Describe ways to advocate for a safe school environment.

M-6.1.1

Describe the interrelationship among mental, emotional, social, and physical health in adolescence.

M-6.1.2

Discuss the importance of a positive self-concept.

M-6.1.3

Define the term resiliency.

M-6.1.4

Examine grief and ways to deal with loss.

M-6.2.1

Discuss ways that family and peers influence the mental, emotional, and social health of adolescents.

M-6.3.1

Demonstrate the ability to locate within his or her community the appropriate health information and services for dealing with mental health issues

M-6.4.1

Discuss healthy ways to express feelings and relieve stress.

M-6.5.1

Discuss when it is important to seek information, support, and assistance regarding mental, emotional, and social health.

M-6.7.1

Discuss strategies to maintain or improve mental, emotional, and social health.

N-6.1.1

Describe the benefits of healthy eating in relation to disease prevention (for example, preventing cancer, controlling diabetes, reducing the incidence of heart disease, reducing tooth decay).

N-6.1.2

Define the term disordered eating.

N-6.1.3

Explain how the body uses the six essential nutrients

N-6.1.4

Differentiate between nutritious and non-nutritious food, snacks, and beverages.

N-6.1.5

Analyze the nutrition information on food labels to compare products.

N-6.1.6

Describe the interrelationship among diet, physical activity level, and body weight.

N-6.1.7

Assess food intake and physical activity in relation to the federal dietary guidelines for Americans.

N-6.3.1

Access accurate information on healthy eating and physical activity.

N-6.7.1

Create and implement a nutrition plan that meets the federal dietary guidelines for Americans.

N-6.7.2

Create and implement a plan to engage in moderate to vigorous daily physical activity.

N-6.8.1

Describe ways to encourage family and peers to choose healthy foods and increase their physical activity

P-6.1.1

Compare strategies for reducing risks of communicable and chronic illnesses.

P-6.1.2

Discuss personal hygiene practices (for example, bathing, using deodorant, brushing and flossing teeth, grooming the hair).

P-6.1.3

Describe ways a dentist helps to keep teeth and gums healthy

P-6.2.1

Analyze ways that peers and the media influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

P-6.3.1

Discuss the validity of health information, products, and services.

P-6.5.1

Identify circumstances that can help or hinder healthy decision making.*

P-6.6.1

Set a goal to develop and implement a personal health and wellness plan (for example, eating healthy foods, meeting specific goals related to oral health, getting physical activity, and sleeping 810 hours nightly).

P-6.7.1

Explain the importance of assuming responsibility for personal health behaviors.*

P-6.7.2

Construct a plan to reduce environmental health risks in his or her school or community.

P-6.8.1

State a health-enhancing position on a health-related topic and support it with accurate information.