Virginia Health Education Standards
5.2 The student will analyze the risks of dependence and addiction associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco, inhalants, and other drugs on the systems of the body. Key concepts/skills include: a) the effects on the integrated functioning of the body systems; b) the effects on academic performance; and c) the effects on relationships with family, peers, and other individuals.
6.1d The student will apply critical thinking skills and personal management strategies to address issues and concerns related to personal health and well-being, including: d) refusal strategies related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
6.2b,d The student will use knowledge of the body’s structure and function to make sound decisions related to personal health, including: b) the interconnection of the body systems; and d) the relationship of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and inhalants to body functioning.
6.4c The student will analyze the consequences of personal choices on health and well-being, including the use of resistance skills to avoid violence, gangs, weapons, and drugs.
6.6c The student will access and analyze information for the purpose of improving personal and family health, including interpretation of the contraindications for prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines.
7.1b The student will use knowledge of health concepts to make decisions to personal safety and wellness, including recognition of harmful and risky behaviors;
7.2c The student will describe and exhibit the behaviors associated with a physically active and healthy lifestyle, including strategies for avoiding drugs, alcohol, tobacco and inhalants
8.1c,f The student will analyze and evaluate the relationship between health-risk behaviors and the onset of health problems that can impact health and well-being during the adolescent years.
8.5a The student will investigate and evaluate ways in which peers, families, and other community groups can work together to build safe and healthy community, including methods used to reduce health hazards and risks.
9.1c The student will apply health knowledge and skills to the development and analysis of personal goals to achieve and maintain long-term health and well-being including application of personal standards regarding the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other controlled substances.
9.3a,c,e The student will analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the relationship between positive healthy behaviors and the prevention of injury and premature death., including risky behaviors that may result impermanent disability for self or others; identification of situations involving risk; and the effects of alcohol and other drug use.
9.4b The student will use various sources of information to evaluate global health issues, including: b) the benefits of information provided by recognized sources such as state and local health departments, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
9.5e The student will evaluate the benefits of collaboration in relation to community health and wellness initiatives, including the awareness of health-related social issues such as organ donation, homelessness, underage drinking, and substance abuse.
10.1c,d The student will demonstrate an understanding of health concepts, behaviors, and skills that reduce health risks and enhance the health and well-being of self and others throughout life, including the effects of tobacco, alcohol, inhalants, and other drug use behaviors that result in intentional and unintentional injury.
10.2f,g The student will analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the protective factors related to achieving and maintaining a sound mind and healthy body throughout life, including the effects of an individual’s environment; and family health habits and behaviors as they relate to health promotion.
10.3a,d The student will implement personal injury prevention and self-management strategies that promote personal, family, and community health throughout life, including strategies to reduce and prevent violence; and recognition of tendencies toward self-harm.
10.4c,d The student will synthesize and evaluate available health information, products, and services for the value and potential on his /her well-being throughout life, including: c) involvement of local, state, and federal agencies in health-related issues; and d) the impact of technology on the health status of individuals, families, communities, and the world.
10.5g The student will evaluate how different types of behaviors impact the community, including the negative influence of teenage drug and alcohol use on younger members of the community.
Virginia History and Social Science Standards of Learning
USII.1a,b The student will demonstrate skills for historical and geographical analysis, including the ability to a) analyze and interpret primary and secondary source documents to increase understanding of events and life in US history from 1877 to present; and b) make connections between past and present.
USII.8b The student will demonstrate knowledge of the key domestic issues during the second half of the 20th century by: b) describing the development of new technologies and their impact on American life.
CE.1a The student will develop the social studies skills citizenship requires, including the ability to a) examine and interpret primary and secondary source documents;
VUS.1a,h The student will demonstrate skills for historical and geographical analysis, including the ability to a) identify, analyze, and interpret primary and secondary source documents, records, and data, including artifacts, diaries, letters, photographs, journals, newspapers, historical accounts, and art to increase understanding of events and life in the United States; and h) interpret the significance of excerpts from famous speeches and other documents.
GOVT.1a The student will demonstrate mastery of the social studies skills citizenship requires, including the ability to a) analyze primary and secondary source documents;
Virginia Science Standards of Learning (Grade 5)
5.5a The student will investigate and understand that organisms are made of cells and have distinguishing characteristics. Key concepts include basic cell structures and functions.
LS.3 The student will investigate and understand that living things show patterns of cellular organization. Key concepts include: a) cells, tissues, organs, and systems, and
b) life functions and processes of cells, tissues, organs, and systems (respirations, removal of wastes, growth, reproduction, digestions, and cellular transport).
LS.4c The student will investigate and understand that the basic needs of organisms must be met in order to carry out life processes. Key concepts include factors that influence life processes.
LS.14a The student will investigate and understand that organisms change over time. Key concepts include the relationships of mutation, adaptation, natural selection, and extinction.
PS.3b The student will investigate and understand the modern and historical models of atomic structure. Key concepts include the modern model of atomic structure.
BIO.4.d The student will investigate and understand relationships between cell structure and function. Key concepts include the cell membrane model (diffusion, osmosis, and active transport).
BIO.5.e The student will investigate and understand the functions of archaebacteria, monerans (eubacteria), protists, fungi, plants, and animals including humans. Key concepts include human health issues, human anatomy, body systems, and life functions.
Virginia Computer Technology Standards
C/T 6-8.5 The Student will demonstrate knowledge of technologies that support collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.
Work collaboratively and/or independently when using technology.
Explore the potential of the Internet as a means of personal learning and the respectful exchange of ideas and products.
C/T 6-8.6 The student will use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information forma variety of sources.
Use databases and spreadsheets to evaluate information.
Use technology resources such as calculators and data collection probes for gathering information.
Use Internet and other electronic resources to locate information in real time.
C/T 6-8.7 The student will evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.
Evaluate the accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness of electronic information sources.
C/T 6-8.8 The student will use technology resources for solving problems ansmaking informed decisions.
Use content-specific tools, software, and simulations such as environmental probes, graphic calculators, exploratory environments, and web tools.
Select and use appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks.
C/T 9-12.3 The student will demonstrate knowledge of ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.
Assess the potential of information and technology to address personal and workplace needs.
Explore and participate in online communities, and online learning opportunities.
Identify the role that technology will play in future career opportunities.
C/T 9-12.4 The student will practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.
C/T 9-12.5 The student will demonstrate knowledge of technologies that support collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.
Model responsible use and respect for equipment, resources, and facilities.
C/T 9-12.6 The student will use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
Use available technological tools to expand and enhance understanding of ideas and concepts.
C/T 9-12.7 The student will evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.
Analyze and draw conclusions about the comprehensiveness and bias of electronic information sources.
Design and implement a variety of search strategies to retrieve electronic information.
C/T 9-12.8 The student will use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions
Use technology resources such as educational software, simulations, and models for problem-solving, and independent learning.