Illinois Learning Standards

Stage J - Health


22A —

Students who meet the standard can explain the basic principles of health promotion, illness prevention, and safety.
  1. Chronicle past, present and future technologies that impact health and safety.
  2. Cite specific examples of how the media has impacted views and/or responses to health or safety issues.
  3. Apply basic first aid procedures (all presented to date).
  4. Describe strategies used to manage communicable diseases.
  5. Identify strategies that can be used to manage chronic and degenerative diseases.
  6. Analyze personal health strategies that can be followed to maintain and/or improve health.
  7. Compare and contrast chronic and communicable diseases.
  8. Evaluate the effectiveness of health prevention and illness prevention methods and/or programs.
  9. Discover long-term consequences of STDs.

22B —

Students who meet the standard can describe and explain the factors that influence health among individuals, groups, and communities.
  1. Analyze laws that govern the production and dissemination of health information and products.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to find reliable health information.
  3. Recommend ways that individuals, families, and communities can help improve and/or maintain health.
  4. Summarize ways that the media have influenced the perception of health issues or health choices.
  5. Plan ways to improve and/or maintain health throughout the life cycle.


Students who meet the standard can explain how the environment can affect health.
  1. Describe specific steps one can take to minimize environmental problems.
  2. Research ways the global community is addressing environmental issues.
  3. Summarize ways that individuals can impact environmental issues at home, at school, in their community, and in the global community.
  4. Compare and contrast how individuals, communities, states, and countries prevent and correct environmental problems.


Students who meet the standard can describe and explain the structure and functions of the human body systems and how they interrelate.
  1. Analyze the interrelationships that the systems have on one another.
  2. Predict the impact that a person's health behaviors and/or choices may have on the body's systems.

23B —

Students who meet the standard can explain the effects of health related actions on the body systems.
  1. Explain how the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco can affect a fetus/infant.
  2. Design and construct a diet based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA Food Pyramid.
  3. Analyze how health-related choices made today can affect a person's health in the future.
  4. Explain how choices made by a pregnant woman can affect the health status and development of a fetus.
  5. List choices that have a positive influence on health.
  6. List choices that have a negative influence on health.

23C —

Students who meet the standard can describe factors that affect growth and development.
  1. Analyze the interrelationships of working, family roles, school, and peers on a person's physical, mental, emotional, and social health.
  2. Design and implement a personal health plan adaptable to changing lifelong needs.
  3. Explain how choices and behaviors of a pregnant woman can affect fetal health and development.
  4. Analyze diets for variety and balance.
  5. Evaluate dietary options, supplements, and additives as they might affect health.
  6. Analyze marketing/media influences on health choices.
  7. Analyze how health-related choices made today can affect a person's physical, mental, emotional, and social growth and development in the future.

24A —

Students who meet the standard can demonstrate procedures for communicating in positive ways, resolving differences, and preventing conflict.
  1. Analyze the impact of conflict and violence on your community (e.g., crime rates, economic losses).
  2. Compare the effect of conflict and violence upon the health of an individual, family, and community.
  3. Advocate ways to promote a safe school environment.
  4. Express acceptable methods of asserting yourself in peer group situations.
  5. Discuss how emotions may be communicated in different situations.
  6. Critique communication skills.
  7. Theorize about the possible causes and effects of violence.
  8. Assess the media's influence on behavior.
  9. Simulate positive methods for addressing interpersonal differences.

24B —

Students who meet the standard can apply decision-making skills related to the promotion and protection of individual health.
  1. Give examples of how community actions affect health (e.g. laws pertaining to seat belts, helmets, non-smoking areas).
  2. Identify community actions that may impact your health.
  3. Explain the immediate and long-term impacts of individual decisions concerning health issues.

24C —

Students who meet the standard can demonstrate skills essential to enhancing health and avoiding dangerous situations.
  1. Monitor achievement and revise short-term personal goals.
  2. Monitor achievement and revise long-term personal goals.
  3. Predict barriers to achieving short and long-term personal goals.
  4. Design a plan to achieve personal health goals.
  5. Formulate a plan to overcome barriers that could limit achievement of personal health goals.

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