South Carolina Learning Standards for Health and Safety Education — Grade 7


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D-7.1.1

Compare and contrast drug misuse, drug abuse, and drug dependence.

D-7.1.2

Describe risks associated with ATOD use, dependence, and addiction.

D-7.1.3

Discuss the impact of ATOD use and abuse on the individual, his or her peers, and family members.

D-7.1.4

Define the term social norms and explain how these norms pertain to ATOD use.

D-7.1.5

Describe positive alternatives to ATOD use.

D-7.1.6

Describe the short- and long-term effects and consequences of ATOD use (including the impact on fetal development).

D-7.2.1

Analyze the influence of culture and the media on ATOD use and nonuse.

D-7.3.1

Access valid resources for ATOD-related problems.

D-7.5.1

Apply a decision-making process to ATOD issues.

D-7.5.2

Explain ways that a persons decisions about ATOD affect relationships with his or her family members and peers.

D-7.7.1

Discuss guidelines for using prescription and OTC (over-the-counter) drugs properly.

D-7.8.1

Demonstrate ways to advocate remaining drug-free.

G-7.1.1

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

G-7.1.2

Describe the advantages of abstinence.

G-7.1.3

Describe the scientific processes of fertilization, pregnancy, fetal development, and childbirth.

G-7.1.4

Identify reproductive problems found in males and females.

G-7.1.5

Describe signs and symptoms of STIs/STDs, HIV, and AIDS.

G-7.1.6

Identify effective treatments for STIs/STDs, HIV, and AIDS

G-7.1.7

Explain effective methods for the prevention of STIs/STDs and HIV.

G-7.1.8

Explain effective methods for the prevention of unintended pregnancy.

G-7.1.9

Define the terms dating violence, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse.

G-7.2.1

Explain ways that culture and the media influence family and peer attitudes toward sexuality

G-7.2.2

Discuss the influence of others on an individuals views and behaviors regarding his or her own sexuality including physical appearance.

G-7.3.1

Demonstrate the ability to access valid information and resources related to reproductive health and STIs/STDs.

G-7.3.2

Locate valid information and resources related to dating violence, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse.

G-7.4.1

Demonstrate communication and refusal skills to promote abstinence and to avoid risk behaviors.

G-7.5.1

Apply a decision-making process to promote abstinence and to avoid risk behaviors.

G-7.7.1

Discuss strategies for dealing with harmful behaviors in relationships, including dating violence.

I-7.1.1

Discuss the consequences of gangs and bullying, including cyberbullying.

I-7.1.2

Identify emergency situations (for example, choking, drowning, poisoning) and safe methods of responding to them (CPR [cardiopulmonary resuscitation] and universal precautions).

I-7.3.1

Demonstrate the ability to utilize resources at home and in the school and community that provide valid safety information and services

I-7.4.1

Demonstrate effective conflict management or resolution strategies.*

I-7.7.1

Develop injury prevention and treatment strategies for personal and family health.

M-7.1.1

Identify situations that may require professional mental, emotional, and social health services.

M-7.4.1

Explain how talking about feelings and emotions promotes mental health.

M-7.7.1

Discuss healthy strategies for managing stress, anger, and other feelings (including depression).

N-7.1.1

Explain why a person should follow the federal dietary guidelines.

N-7.1.2

Analyze the benefits of healthy eating in relation to disease prevention.

N-7.1.3

Identify signs and symptoms of disordered eating.

N-7.1.4

Define the term hydration and explain the benefits of hydration during physical activity.

N-7.1.5

Explain the benefits of engaging in moderate to vigorous physical activity daily.

N-7.1.6

Analyze the relationship between food, calories, and physical activity.

N-7.1.7

Explain safe food handling and preparation.

N-7.2.1

Analyze ways that culture and the media influence an individuals food choices and physical activity.

N-7.2.2

Examine the influence of screen time on the physical activity levels of adolescents.

N-7.5.1

Use the federal dietary guidelines to compare and contrast food choices from a variety of restaurants.

N-7.6.1

Set a goal to achieve a balanced diet.

N-7.6.2

Set a goal to increase his or her physical activity, monitor the progress of that goal, and make the necessary adjustments to reach it.

N-7.7.1

Explain the relationship between food selection and oral health.

N-7.8.1

Demonstrate ways to advocate the benefits of choosing healthy foods and increasing ones physical activity.

P-7.1.1

Identify ways to prevent or lessen common adolescent health issues (for example, acne, disordered eating, inactivity).

P-7.1.2

Explain how oral health problems can affect overall health.

P-7.1.3

Analyze ways that hereditary and environmental factors affect personal health.

P-7.2.1

Explain ways that personal perceptions of social norms influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

P-7.2.2

Analyze ways that environmental conditions affect personal and community health.

P-7.4.1

Demonstrate how to ask for assistance to enhance the health of self and others.*

P-7.6.1

Analyze ways that health goals can vary with changing abilities, priorities, and responsibilities.

P-7.6.2

Develop a goal to adopt, maintain, or improve a personal health practice (for example, avoid ATOD, promote safety, brush and floss teeth).

P-7.7.1

Describe strategies to detect and treat common health problems.

P-7.8.1

Advocate for a healthy school, community, and natural environment.