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The activities address the content standards from Health Education, which are listed below. (See Appendix A for the Benchmarks.)

  • Students comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Students access valid health information and health-promoting products and services.
  • Students practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.
  • Students analyze the influences of media, culture, technology, and other factors to enhance health.
  • Students use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.
  • Students use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health.
  • Students advocate for personal, family, and community health.

In each activity, relevant content standards from different subject areas are identified, together with the specific benchmarks. Asterisks indicate that the benchmarks were taken from a grade group below the 9 - 12 group.


To attain goals of this compendium, the activities focus on the content standards listed above, but they also incorporate life skills as identified in the Dimensions of Learning instructional frame-work (Marzano, R. A Different Kind of Classroom: Teaching with Dimensions of Learning. 1992). The selected skills fall into the following categories: (See Appendix B for Life Skills Standards).

Complex Thinking
Information Processing
Effective Communication
Habits of Mind


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