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Big Idea: Personal Wellness (Health Education) Grade 7
Wellness is maximum well-being, or total health. Personal Wellness is a combination of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well-being. It involves making choices and decisions each day that promote an individual’s physical well-being, the prevention of illnesses and diseases, and the ability to remain, physically, mentally, spiritually, socially and emotionally healthy.
 
Academic Expectations
2.29      Students demonstrate skills that promote individual well-being and healthy family relationships.
2.31      Students demonstrate the knowledge and skills they need to remain physically healthy and to accept responsibility for their own physical well-being.
2.32      Students demonstrate strategies for becoming and remaining mentally and emotionally healthy.
3.2        Students demonstrate the ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
4.1        Students effectively use interpersonal skills.
4.4        Students demonstrate the ability to accept the rights and responsibilities for self and others.
5.1        Students use critical thinking skills such as analyzing, prioritizing, categorizing, evaluating, and comparing to solve a variety of problems in real-life situations.
5.4        Students use a decision-making process to make informed decisions among options.
Program of Studies: Understandings
Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts
Related Core Content for Assessment
PL-7-PW-U-1
Students will understand that individuals have a responsibility to advocate for personal, family and community health.
PL-7-PW-S-PPH1
Students will identify ways to advocate for personal, family and community health
 
PL-7-PW-S-PPH2
Students will understand the importance of assuming responsibility for personal health behaviors:
a)      predict how decisions regarding health behaviors have consequences for self and others
b)      analyze decisions that impact an individual’s emotional, sexual, and reproductive health (e.g., describing benefits of abstaining from sexual activity: preventing pregnancy, preventing STDs, maintaining self-esteem)
c)       explain how rights and responsibilities are interrelated
 
 
PL-7-PW-S-PPH3
Students will evaluate how an individual’s behaviors and choices of diet, exercise and rest affect the body
PL-07-1.1.5
Students will identify the benefits (e.g., ,preventing pregnancy, preventing STDs, maintaining self-esteem) of abstaining from sexual activity.
 
PL-07-1.1.6
Students will describe how individual
behavior choices and habits relating to
diet, exercise, rest, and other choices (e.g.,
tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs) affect body
systems (e.g., circulatory, respiratory,
nervous, digestive).
DOK 2
 
PL-7-PW-U-2
Students will understand that interactions with others are an integral part of the human life experience and contribute to healthy relationships.
PL-7-PW-S-SMEH1
Students will demonstrate social interaction skills by:
a)      using appropriate means to express needs, wants and feelings
b)      using and explaining the importance of effective social interaction skills (e.g., respect, self-advocacy, cooperation, communication, identifying and being open to different perspectives and points of view, empathy, friendship)
c)       recommending and justify effective strategies (e.g., problem solving, decision making, refusal skills, anger management, conflict resolution) for responding to stress, conflict, peer pressure and bullying
d)      interpreting how individuals impact the effective functioning of groups
 
PL-7-PW-S-SMEH2
Students will demonstrate the ability to apply a decision-making process to health issues and problems individually and collaboratively
PL-07-1.1.1
Students will explain the importance of effective social interaction skills (e.g., respect, self-advocacy, cooperation, communication, identifying and being open to different perspectives and points of view, empathy, friendship).
DOK 2
PL-07-1.1.2
Students will recommend and justify effective strategies (e.g., communication, problem solving, decision making, refusal skills, anger management, conflict resolution) for responding to stress, conflict, peer pressure, and bullying.
DOK 2
 
PL-07-1.1.09
Students will explain causes, symptoms, and prevention of social (e.g., not getting along with others, disagreeable, being uncooperative), mental, and emotional problems (e.g., depression, anxiety, eating disorders).
DOK 2
PL-7-PW-U-3
Students will understand that physical, social, emotional and mental changes occur during adolescence and throughout life.
PL-7-PW-S-GD1
Students will apply strategies and skills needed to obtain personal health goals during adolescence
 
PL-7-PW-S-GD2
Students will describe the physical, social and emotional changes (e.g., growth spurts, peer influence, self-confidence, mood swings) that occur during adolescence
PL-7-PW-S-GD3
Students will explain basic structures and functions of the reproductive system as it relates to the human life cycle
PL-07-1.1.3
Students will describe physical, social, and emotional changes (e.g., growth spurts, peer influence, self-confidence, mood swings) that occur during adolescence.
 
PL-07-1.1.4
Students will explain basic structures and function of the reproductive system as it relates to the human life cycle.
PL-07-1.1.5
Students will identify the benefits (e.g., , preventing pregnancy, preventing STDs, maintaining self-esteem) of abstaining from sexual activity.
PL-7-PW-U-4
Students will understand that the environment, lifestyle, family history, peers and other factors impact physical, social, mental and emotional health.
PL-7-PW-S-FCH1
Students will analyze how personal health choices, individual well-being and use of health services can be influenced by:
a)      family traditions/values
b)      technology and media messages
c)       cultural beliefs
 
PL-7-PW-S-DP2
Students will investigate family history, environment, lifestyle and other risk factors related to the cause or prevention of disease and other health problems
 
PL-7-PW-U-5
Students will understand that culture, values (e.g., individual, family and community) media and use of technology (e.g., television, computers, MP3 Players, electronic/arcade games) can influence personal health.
PL-7-PW-S-FCH1
Students will analyze how personal health choices, individual well-being and use of health services can be influenced by:
a)      family traditions/values
b)      technology and media messages
c)       cultural beliefs
 
PL-7-PW-U-6
Students will understand that behavioral choices affect physical, mental, emotional and social well-being and can have positive or negative consequences on one’s health.
PL-7-PW-S-ATOD1
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the use and misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs by:
a)      distinguishing between legal (e.g., over the counter, prescription drugs) and illegal drugs (e.g., inhalants, marijuana, stimulants, depressants)and describing how their usage affects the body systems
b)      describing the immediate/long-term effects of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug usage and analyzing their impact on health
c)       describing resources available to individuals seeking treatment or counseling for negative behaviors or addictions
PL-07-1.1.8
Students will explain risks associated with unhealthy habits and behaviors (e.g., substance use/abuse of tobacco, alcohol, inhalants, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, dietary habits/eating disorders, irregular exercise habits, sexual activity).
DOK 2
PL-7-PW-U-7
Students will understand that positive health habits can help prevent injuries and the spreading of diseases to self and others.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of diseases by:
a)      describing symptoms, causes, patterns of transmission, prevention and treatments of communicable diseases (colds, flu, mononucleosis, hepatitis, HIV/STD, tuberculosis)
b)      describing symptoms, causes, patterns of transmission, prevention and treatments of non-communicable diseases (cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, emphysema)
 
PL-7-PW-S-DP2
Students will investigate family history, environment, lifestyle and other risk factors related to the cause or prevention of disease and other health problems
 
PL-7-PW-S-DP3
Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to maintain a healthy body by:
a)      explaining how health is influenced by the interaction of body systems
b)      describing ways pathogens from the environment (e.g., air, food, people) enter the body and explaining how body defenses fight pathogens
c)       explaining how personal hygiene practices affect physical, mental/emotional and social health; explaining how personal health habits (e.g., hand washing, care of teeth and eyes, sun protection) affect self and others in the prevention and spread of disease
d)      identifying health care providers and describing reasons for preventive care
PL-07-1.1.7
Students will describe symptoms, causes, patterns of transmission, prevention, and treatments of communicable (colds, flu/influenza, mononucleosis, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS/STD, tuberculosis) and non-communicable diseases (cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, emphysema).
DOK 2
PL-7-PW-U-8
Students will understand that self-management and coping strategies can enhance mental and emotional health.
PL-7-PW-S-SMEH3
Students will identify common social and emotional problems (aggression, anxiety, depression, grief) and describe self-management and coping strategies (goal setting, refusal skills, decision making and time management) for addressing these problems
PL-07-1.1.2
Students will recommend and justify effective strategies (e.g., communication, problem solving, decision making, refusal skills, anger management, conflict resolution) for responding to stress, conflict, peer pressure, and bullying.
DOK 2
 
PL-07-1.1.9
Students will explain causes, symptoms, and prevention of social (e.g., not getting along with others, disagreeable, being uncooperative), mental, and emotional problems (e.g., depression, anxiety, eating disorders).
DOK 2
 
PL-07-1.1.11
Students will recommend effective self-management and coping strategies (e.g., goal-setting, time-management, personal learning styles and preferences, decision-making) for maintaining mental and emotional health.
DOK 2
PL-7-PW-U-9
Students will understand that a variety of resources are available to inform, treat and counsel individuals with physical, mental, social and emotional health needs.
PL-7-PW-S-ATOD1
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the use and misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs by:
a)      distinguishing between legal (e.g., over the counter, prescription drugs) and illegal drugs (e.g., inhalants, marijuana, stimulants, depressants)and describing how their usage affects the body systems
b)      describing the immediate/long-term effects of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug usage and analyzing their impact on health
c)       describing resources available to individuals seeking treatment or counseling for negative behaviors or addictions
PL-07-1.1.10
Students will describe resources (e.g. guidance counselors, drug counselors, parents, teachers) that are helpful for individuals seeking treatment or counseling for negative behaviors or addictions (e.g. drug addiction, eating disorders).
 

 
Big Idea: Nutrition (Health Education)
Proper nutrition is critical to good health. To maintain a healthy weight, good dietary habits and physical activity are essential. Nutritious foods are necessary for growth, development and maintenance of healthy bodies.
 
Academic Expectations
2.30      Students evaluate consumer products and services and make effective consumer decisions.
2.31      Students demonstrate the knowledge and skills they need to remain physically healthy and to accept responsibility for their own physical well-being.
3.2        Students will demonstrate the ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
3.5        Students will demonstrate self-control and self-discipline.
5.1        Students use critical thinking skills such as analyzing, prioritizing, categorizing, evaluating, and comparing to solve a variety of problems in real-life situations.
5.4        Students use decision-making process to make informed decisions among options.
Program of Studies: Understandings
Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts
Related Core Content for Assessment
PL-7-N-U-1
Students will understand that proper nutrition is essential to growth and development.
PL-7-N-S-4
Students will describe the role of nutrients and food sources which are important in the growth and development of healthy bodies
PL-07-1.2.1
Students will explain how nutrients (protein,
carbohydrates, fats, minerals, vitamins, water)
are important for the growth and development
of healthy bodies (e.g., strong bones and
muscles, energy, healthy organs).
PL-7-N-U-2
Students will understand that nutrients have a role in the development of an individual’s health.
PL-7-N-S-2
Students will identify organs and body systems and explain how they are affected by nutrients
 
PL-7-N-S-4
Students will describe the role of nutrients and food sources which are important in the growth and development of healthy bodies
PL-07-1.2.1
Students will explain how nutrients (protein,
carbohydrates, fats, minerals, vitamins, water)
are important for the growth and development
of healthy bodies (e.g., strong bones and
muscles, energy, healthy organs).

 
PL-7-N-U-3
Students will understand that resources are available to assist in making nutritional choices.
PL-7-N-S-3
Students will apply the decision-making process when analyzing resources needed in making dietary choices
 
PL-7-N-S-5
Students will use print and non-print resources (e.g., Food Guide Pyramid (FGP), Dietary Guidelines for Americans, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Dairy council), to make healthful food choices in real-life situations
PL-07-1.2.2
Students will describe key recommendations made in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and explain how these recommendations contribute to good health.
DOK 2
PL-7-N-U-4
Students will understand that individuals, families and community values influence nutritional choices.
PL-7-N-S-1
Students will analyze factors (e.g., geography, cultural background, convenience, advertising) that influence healthy food choices
 
 

 
 

 
Big Idea: Psychomotor Skills (Physical Education)
Cognitive information can be used to understand and enhance the development of motor skills such as movement sequences and patterns. Individuals who understand their bodies and how to perform various movements will be safer and more productive in recreation and work activities. Development of psychomotor skills contributes to the development of social and cognitive skills.
 
Academic Expectations
2.31      Students demonstrate the knowledge and skills they need to remain physically healthy and to accept responsibility for their own physical well-being.
2.34      Students perform physical movements skills effectively in a variety of settings.
2.35      Students demonstrate knowledge and skills that promote physical activity and involvement in physical activity throughout lives.
4.1        Students effectively use interpersonal skills.
Program of Studies: Understandings
Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts
Related Core Content for Assessment
PL-7-PS-U-1
Students will understand that movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
 
PL-7-PS-U-2
Students will understand that motor skills need to be refined, combined and varied in the development of specialized skills (e.g., serving, catching with a glove, dribbling, punting.
PL-7-PS-S-1
Students will interpret the role that principles of motor skill refinements (e.g. accuracy, technique, movement) have in skill development
PL-7-PS-S-2
Students will demonstrate increased competence in motor skills for individual, dual and team activities
PL-7-PS-S-3
Students will use non-locomotor, locomotor and combination skills to demonstrate movements in creative sequences and in simple patterned dances, games and other activities
PL-7-PS-S-4
Students will improve techniques to achieve consistency in performance of fundamental manipulative skills (e.g., throwing, catching, kicking, dribbling, striking) for participation in games and activities
PL-7-PS-S-5
Students will demonstrate and explain how transitional motor skills (e.g., punting, serving, dribbling) are impacted by space, force and time
PL-07-2.1.1
Students will apply a combination techniques of locomotor and nonlocomotor skills which are necessary for the improvement of transitional motor skills (e.g., punting, serving, dribbling):
·         locomotor - moving from one place to another (e.g., running, skipping, hopping)
·          nonlocomotor - stationary (e.g., bending, stretching, twisting) movements
 
PL-07-2.1.2
Students will interpret the role that principles of motor skill refinements (e.g., accuracy, technique, movement) have in skill development.
 

 
Big Idea: Lifetime Physical Wellness (Physical Education)
Lifetime Wellness is health-focused. The health-related activities and content utilized are presented to help students become more responsible for their overall health status and to prepare each student to demonstrate knowledge and skills that promote physical activity throughout their lives. Physical education uses physical activity as a means to help students acquire skills, fitness, knowledge and attitudes that contribute to their optimal development and well-being. Physical, mental, emotional, and social health is strengthened by regular involvement in physical activities.
 
Academic Expectations
2.31      Students demonstrate the knowledge and skills they need to remain physically healthy and to accept responsibility for their own physical well-being.
2.34      Students perform physical movements skills effectively in a variety of settings.
2.35      Students demonstrate knowledge and skills that promote physical activity and involvement in physical activity throughout lives.
3.1        Students demonstrate positive growth in self-concept through appropriate tasks or projects.
3.2        Students demonstrate the ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
3.7        Students demonstrate the ability to learn on one’s own.
4.2        Students use productive team membership skills.
Program of Studies: Understandings
Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts
Related Core Content for Assessment
PL-7-LPW-U-1
Students will understand that leisure/recreational or competitive physical activities provide opportunities for self-expression, social interactions and can be enjoyable and challenging.
 
PL-7-LPW-U-2
Students will understand that intrinsic values and other benefits (physical, emotional/mental, social) are gained by regular participation in leisure/recreational or competitive activities.
PL-7-LPW-S-1
Students will identify moderate to vigorous physical activities that will provide for personal enjoyment and health benefits
 
PL-7-LPW-S-2
Students will examine and analyze the personal benefits derived from regular participation in leisure/recreational or competitive physical activities
 
PL-7-LPW-S-6
Students will participate regularly in physical activity
PL-07-2.2.1
Students will describe the physical, emotional/mental, and social benefits gained from regular participation in leisure/recreational, or competitive physical activities:
  • Physical benefits (e.g., Weight management, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, cardio-respiratory/cardiovascular endurance, control of body movements, stress reduction, body composition, decreased resting heart rate, reduced cholesterol levels)
  • Social benefits (e.g., Positive interactions with others, respect for self and others, enjoyment, self-expression, group interaction)
  • Emotional/mental benefits (e.g., Improved confidence, increased self-esteem, stress reduction, self-expression).
DOK 2
PL-7-LPW-U-3
Students will understand that techniques, strategies and practice are important for improving performance of sport skills.
PL-7-LPW-S-3
Students will evaluate the relationship between effort and skill improvement
 
PL-7-LPW-S-4
Students will demonstrate and apply the technique of practice progression to personal skill development
 
PL-7-LPW-S-5
Students will access and describe techniques (e.g., practice, lessons, videos, drills, peer/teacher review, self-evaluation) for improving performance in games and sports
PL-07-2.2.2
Students will access and describe techniques (e.g., practice, lessons, videos, drills, peer/teacher review, self-evaluation) are used for improving performance in games and sports.
PL-7-LPW-U-4
Students will understand that rules impact effective participation in physical activities.
 
PL-7-LPW-U-5
Students will understand that personal and social behavior that shows respect to self and others impacts enjoyment and safety in physical activity settings.
PL-7-LPW-S-7
Students will when participating in a variety of physical activities, sports and games:
a)      identify and apply rules of behavior and fair play (e.g., accepting authoritative decisions, assessing one’s own performance level, accepting skills and abilities of others through verbal and nonverbal actions for spectators and/or participants)
b)      demonstrate sportsmanship, cooperation, teamwork and conflict resolution
c)       recognize and use safety principles, rules, procedures and etiquette
d)      describe how offensive and defensive strategies are used in games and sports; create, explore and devise strategies for games or physical activities
PL-07-2.2.4
Students will describe how offensive and defensive strategies are used in games and sports.
 
PL-07-2.2.5
Students will identify rules of behavior and fair play (e.g., accepting authoritative decisions, assessing one’s own performance level, accepting skills and abilities of others through verbal and nonverbal actions for spectators and/or participants) that are necessary during games and sports.

 
PL-7-LPW-U-6
Students will understand that regular participation in health-related, physical activity supports the goals of fitness and a healthier lifestyle throughout life.
 
PL-7-LPW-U-7
Students will understand that fitness principles and techniques are used to improve/maintain physical health.
PL-7-LPW-S-8
Students will explain the components of fitness (muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition, cardio-respiratory endurance) and how the FITT Principle (Frequency, Intensity, Type, Time) can be used to maintain and improve fitness
 
PL-7-LPW-S-9
Students will identify and assess lifetime activities (e.g., bowling, tennis, swimming, walking) that enhance the health-related fitness
 
PL-7-LPW-S-10
Students will investigate how the systems of the body affect an individual’s personal fitness level
 
PL-7-LPW-S-11
Students will explain the relationship of nutrition and exercise to physical fitness
PL-07-2.2.3
Students will explain the components of
fitness (muscular strength, muscular
endurance, flexibility, body composition,
cardio-respiratory/cardiovascular
endurance) and how the FITT Principle
(Frequency, Intensity, Type, Time) can be
used to maintain and improve fitness.
DOK 2
 

 
Vocational Studies