• NJDOE MODEL CURRICULUM

     

    3rd Grade

     

    NJDOE MODEL CURRICULUM CONTENT AREA: Health GRADE: 3 UNIT #: I 

    UNIT NAME: Personal Growth/Wellness

    1 Identify and explain factors (heredity, environment) that may have a positive or negative impact on personal health and fitness. 3 (2.6.4.A.4, 2.1.4.B.2 ) 

    4 Compare and contrast diets that contain healthy eating practices versus one that contains unhealthy eating practices. 3 (2.1.4.B.2)

    7 Identify the physical, social, emotional and intellectual benefits of participating in daily physical activity. 3 (2.6.4.A.1, 2.6.4.A.4) 


    NJDOE MODEL CURRICULUM CONTENT AREA: Health GRADE: 3 UNIT #: Unit II 

    UNIT NAME: Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs

    1 Identify decision making skills and how they relate to decisions involving the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. 3 (2.2.4.B.1)

    4 Interpret a medicine label and identify pertinent information provided for responsible use. 

    3 (2.3.4.A.1, 2.3.4.A.2) 

    7 Identify the laws associated with the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. 

    3 (2.3.4.B.1) 

    12 Identify the warning signs or symptoms that a person might exhibit if they are abusing alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs. 3 (2.3.4.C.1)


    NJDOE MODEL CURRICULUM CONTENT AREA: Health GRADE: 3 UNIT #: III 

    UNIT NAME: Family Life

    1 Describe the qualities (common values, love, emotional support) that form healthy family relationships. 3 (2.4.4.A.1) 

    4 Identify the characteristics and traits (physical, social, emotional) of adolescent development. 3 (2.4.4.B.1) 

    8 Identify how the health of the mother directly affects the health of the fetus. 3 ( 2.4.4.C.2) 

    NJDOE MODEL CURRICULUM CONTENT AREA: Health GRADE: 3 UNIT #: IV 

    UNIT NAME: Community Health Skills 

    1 Identify criteria on which you should analyze situations to determine when a health -related decision should be made independently or with the help of others. 3 (2.2.4.B.1, 2.2.4.B.2)


    3 Identify effective interpersonal communication skills (verbal/nonverbal) in health and safety situations. 3 (2.2.4.A.1)


    6 Determine how an individual’s character develops over time and impacts personal health (physical, mental, emotional, social). 3 (2.2.4.C.1)


    11 Identify specific health services in school and community and explain how these services assist people in addressing health emergencies and needs. 3 (2.2.4.E.1)


    17 Identify ways to cope with rejection, loss and separation. 3 (2.1.4.E.3)


    5th Grade

    NJDOE MODEL CURRICULUM CONTENT AREA: Health GRADE: 5 UNIT #: I 

    UNIT NAME: Personal Growth/Wellness

    3 Identify specific diseases and conditions that are prevalent in adolescents and determine strategies to prevent, detect and treat them. 5 ( 2.1.6.C.1)


    6 Determine the benefits or risks that certain food choices and eating patterns have on one’s overall wellness. 5 ( 2.1.6.B.1, 2.1.6.B.2 )


    9 Analyze personal wellness and health practices (nutrition, physical activity) to develop, implement, and achieve 3 personal health goals. 5 (2.1.6.A.1,2.6.6.A.1, 2.6.6.A.4)


    NJDOE MODEL CURRICULUM CONTENT AREA: Health GRADE: 5 UNIT #: Unit II 

    UNIT NAME: Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs

    3 Determine effective decision making strategies that would assist in choices involving alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. 5 (2.2.6.B.1) 


    6 Compare and contrast short and long term physical and behavioral effects of substance use and abuse caused by over the counter and prescribed medication. 5 (2.3.6.A.1)


    10 Compare the effects and consequences of laws, policies, and procedures on people who use and abuse substances to those who do not. 5 (2.3.6.B.3)


    11 Determine how laws/polices can have an effect on the health of both smokers and nonsmokers. 5 (2.3.6.B.2, 2.3.6.B.3)

    14 Summarize the signs and symptoms of a person who is abusing alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and determine how it affects personal wellness both short term and long term. 5 (2.3.6.B.2,2.3.6.C.1, 2.3.6.C.2)


    NJDOE MODEL CURRICULUM CONTENT AREA: Health GRADE: 5 UNIT #: III 

    UNIT NAME: Family Life

    3 Distinguish types of relationships (family, friend, romantic) experienced by adolescents and determine healthy characteristics (trust, communication, honesty) that may influence each relationship. 5 (2.4.6.A.2, 2.4.6.A.3)


    6 Compare and contrast changes that occur during puberty (physical, social and emotional) in both males and females. 5 (2.4.6.B.1)


    7 Identify strategies (refusal skills) that adolescents may employ to resist pressure to become sexually active and remain abstinent. 5 (2.4.6.B.2) 


    10 Identify the signs of pregnancy. 5 (2.4.6.C.2)


    11 Discuss the process of fertilization, embryonic growth, and fetal development and explain how the health of the birth mother affects a developing fetus. 5 (2.4.6.C.1)

    NJDOE MODEL CURRICULUM CONTENT AREA: Health GRADE: 5 UNIT #: IV 

    UNIT NAME: Community Health Skills

    5 Demonstrate how the use of verbal and nonverbal (conversation, physical gestures) interpersonal communication may impact the health of oneself or others we come into contact with. ( i.e. being able to communicate the need for help in different situations) 5 (2.2.6.A.1)

    8 Determine how preconceived attitudes and assumptions impact personal and family decisions and behaviors. 5 (2.2.6.C.1, 2.1.4.E.1)


    10 Analyze one’s values and community needs and determine the potential impact of participating in community and service projects on self and others. 5 ( 2.2.6.D.1)


    16 Summarize the common causes of intentional and unintentional injuries and develop strategies to reduce or prevent the risk of injury at home, school, and in the community. 5 ( 2.1.6.D.1, 2.2.6.D.1) 


    19 Analyze how one’s personal assets (confidence, compassion, intelligence) support healthy social and emotional development . 5 (2.1.6.E.1 )


    Grade 7

    NJDOE MODEL CURRICULUM CONTENT AREA: Health GRADE: 7 UNIT #: I 

    UNIT NAME: Personal Growth/Wellness

    2 Analyze and predict factors in certain social situations that may require the use of effective decision making strategies to ensure personal health and wellness. 7 (2.2.8.B.2,2.2.8.B.3)


    6 Investigate different case scenarios to determine how food choices/supplements impact total well-being. 7 (2.1.8.A.1, 2.1.8.B.1, 2.1.8.B.)


    7 Evaluate the impact of marketing techniques of new nutritional products and supplements. 7 (2.1.8.A.3, 2.1.8.A.4, 2.1.8.B.1)


    11 Identify and analyze the multiple factors (i.e. depression, eating disorders, and compulsive disorders) that may impact one’s physical, social, emotional wellness. 7 (2.1.8.C.3)


    NJDOE MODEL CURRICULUM CONTENT AREA: Health GRADE: 7 UNIT #: II 

    UNIT NAME: Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs

    2 Describe the positive effects and the potential risks that may occur when one uses over the counter medicines, prescription drugs, and supplements. 7 (2.3.8.A.1)


    6 Summarize the effects of alcohol/drug use on the body systems. 7 (2.3.8.B.3, 2.3.8.B.5, 2.3.8.B.7)


    9 Compare and contrast how the effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs vary in different people. 7 (2.3.8.A.1, 2.3.8.B.1, 2.3.8.B.5)


    12 Identify treatment options for substance abusers and evaluate one’s ability to recognize and (2.3.8.C.1, 2.3.8.C.2) overcome negative risk factors in order to support a substance free lifestyle. 7


    NJDOE MODEL CURRICULUM CONTENT AREA: Health GRADE: 7 UNIT #: III 

    UNIT NAME: Family Life

    3 Evaluate how affection, love, and commitment relate to healthy relationships and the effect on one’s wellness. 7 (2.4.8.A.4, 2.4.8.A.5, 2.4.8.A.6)


    7 Evaluate contraceptive methods and factors that influence their use. 7 (2.4.8.B.3, 2.4.8.B.4)


    10 Analyze the influences that hormones, nutrition, environment, and heredity have on the physical, social, and emotional aspects of the adolescent years. 7 (2.4.8.B.1) 


    14 Discuss being a teenage parent and the effect it has on academic, social, and family life. 7 (2.4.8.C.4) 


    15 Summarize the signs and symptoms of pregnancy and correlate prenatal care to the prevention of complications during pregnancy and childbirth. 7 (2.4.8.C.1, 2.4.8.C.5)


    NJDOE MODEL CURRICULUM CONTENT AREA: Health GRADE: 7 UNIT #: IV 

    UNIT NAME: Community Health Skills

    3 Demonstrate the use of negotiation, refusal, and assertiveness skills when responding to various scenarios. (peer pressure, conflict) 7 (2.2.8.A.2)


    6 Develop methods and strategies that will promote character development in individual, group, and team environments. 7 (2.2.8.C.1, 2.1.8.E.2, 2.2.8.C.3)


    9 Investigate different opportunities available and implement a plan that motivates volunteerism. 7 (2.2.8.D.1)


    12 Using technology develop a web-based glossary of health products, services, and resources. 7 (2.2.8.E.1, 2.1.8.E.1)


    18 Describe the components of the traffic safety system, how the participants contribute to its effectiveness, and what the causes and consequences are for not complying with traffic safety laws. 7 (2.1.6.D.3, 2.1.8.D.3)