HE8.6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
Description: Students will use goal-setting skills to identify, apply, and maintain health-enhancing behaviors. Eighth grade students will utilize critical skills to achieve both short-term and long-term health goals and continue to aspire to maintain these goals in the future. Students should be prepared to modify goals when faced with changing abilities, priorities, and responsibilities.
a. Compile and assess personal health practices.
Examples: Identify and avoid dangers to one’s safety in the home, community, and school. Compile health information and assess its impact on your health.
b. Develop a goal to adopt, maintain, or improve a personal health practice.
Examples: Discuss the importance of having regular physical examinations. Learn standard First Aid skills that could assist with sudden illness or injuries.
c. Outline the strategies and skills necessary to attain a personal health goal.
Examples: Create a list of ways to resist peer pressure to be disrespectful of others. Analyze the sequence of events that may lead to violent actions and list ways that personal behaviors may be monitored to help one avoid violence.
d. Describe how personal health goals can vary with changing abilities, priorities, and responsibilities.
Examples: Demonstrate the ability to set goals to prevent and manage unhealthy relationships. Describe how personal stressors may require an individual to modify personal health goals.
e. Explain how early sexual behavior can affect achieving long-term health goals.
Examples: Discuss the importance for setting personal boundaries and limits related to sexual behavior. Explain the importance for making a personal commitment to remain sexually abstinent.