Illinois Learning Standards

Stage A - Health



Descriptors



22A —

Students who meet the standard can explain the basic principles of health promotion, illness prevention, and safety.
  1. Recall the feelings one had when sick.
  2. Recognize the importance of covering one's mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing.
  3. Demonstrate how to avoid infecting others with germs.
  4. Recognize the necessity of washing hands to prevent the transmission of germs.
  5. Recite the rules that are in effect on school buses.
  6. Show knowledge of safety rules that are in effect on the playground.
  7. Explain the meaning of the colors red, yellow, and green on traffic lights.
  8. Recognize the color and shape of stop signs.
  9. Talk about the importance of taking medicines in the presence of a responsible adult.
  10. Practice procedures to follow during tornado and fire drills.
  11. Know the proper amount of sleep necessary to maintain good health.
  12. Demonstrate how to dress properly in varying types of weather.

22B —

Students who meet the standard can describe and explain the factors that influence health among individuals, groups, and communities.
  1. Relate to others hygiene habits that improve or maintain health.
  2. List personal hygiene behaviors/choices that will increase health and safety.
  3. Recognize skills necessary to ensure safety and cleanliness.
  4. Know the differences between behaviors that will and will not promote the spread of infectious diseases.
  5. Identify people and services within the school responsible for health-related issues.
  6. Demonstrate how to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

22C—

Students who meet the standard can explain how the environment can affect health.
  1. Identify elements of the environment that can become polluted.
  2. Explain what it means to recycle.
  3. Be aware of what pollution is.
  4. Name something in the air that can affect personal health.

23A—

Students who meet the standard can describe and explain the structure and functions of the human body systems and how they interrelate.
  1. Identify basic body parts (head, legs, arms, chest, feet, hands, eyes, ears, nose).
  2. Position the eyes, ears, and nose correctly on a human being.

23B —

Students who meet the standard can explain the effects of health related actions on the body systems.
  1. Recognize why it is important to brush your teeth.
  2. Describe how germs can cause illness.
  3. Understand reasons for consulting a responsible adult before using medicines and/or chemical substances.
  4. Recognize the importance of eating breakfast.
  5. Identify healthy snacks.
  6. Recognize that food (nutrients) is needed for growth and development.
  7. Name healthy behaviors that relate to personal hygiene, nutrition, and exercise.
  8. List choices that have a positive influence on
  9. health.
  10. List choices that have a negative influence on health.

23C —

Students who meet the standard can describe factors that affect growth and development.
  1. Discuss the value of practicing good health habits (sleep, nutrition, relationships).
  2. Describe/discuss healthy family activities (meals, doctor visits).
  3. Describe how families share time together.
  4. Give examples of what makes a friend a friend.
  5. Explain the importance of being physically active.
  6. Recognize that food (nutrients) is needed for growth and development.
  7. Recognize basic emotions/ feelings such as mad, sad, happy, frustrated, afraid.

24A —

Students who meet the standard can demonstrate procedures for communicating in positive ways, resolving differences, and preventing conflict.
  1. Recall safety rules at home, at school, and in the community.
  2. Recognize when to ask an adult for help.
  3. Recognize basic emotions.
  4. Name the components of good listening skills.
  5. Identify good communication skills.
  6. Identify good manners.
  7. List behaviors at home, at school, and in the community that show respect toward others.
  8. Discuss good and bad behaviors.
  9. Define the word 'choice.'

24B —

Students who meet the standard can apply decision-making skills related to the promotion and protection of individual health.
  1. Observe how to correctly brush teeth.
  2. Remember to wash hands at appropriate times.
  3. List good personal hygiene practices.
  4. Locate safety hazards at home or at school that affect health.
  5. Define the word 'choice'.
  6. Give examples of good and poor health choices.
  7. Discuss consequences for poor health choices.

24C —

Students who meet the standard can demonstrate skills essential to enhancing health and avoiding dangerous situations.
  1. Discuss who strangers are and why one should be cautious around them.
  2. Define 'good touch' and 'bad touch'.
  3. Describe 'uncomfortable situations' as they pertain to strangers.
  4. Discuss ways to behave around strangers.
  5. Recite your name, address, and phone number.
  6. Practice using emergency numbers in your community, including 911 if it is available.
  7. Explain the role of fire fighters and police officers.

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