Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.
Rationale: Advocacy skills help students promote healthy norms and healthy behaviors. This standard helps students develop important skills to target their health-enhancing messages and to encourage others to adopt healthy behaviors.
|8.2.1||Make requests to promote personal health.|
|8.2.2||Encourage peers to make positive health choices.|
|8.5.1||Express opinions and give accurate information about health issues.|
|8.5.2||Encourage others to make positive health choices.|
|8.8.1||State a health-enhancing position on a topic and support it with accurate information.|
|8.8.2||Demonstrate how to influence and support others to make positive health choices.|
|8.8.3||Work cooperatively to advocate for healthy individuals, families, and schools.|
|8.8.4||Identify ways in which health messages and communication techniques can be altered for different audiences.|
|8.12.1||Utilize accurate peer and societal norms to formulate a health-enhancing message.|
|8.12.2||Demonstrate how to influence and support others to make positive health choices.|
|8.12.3||Work cooperatively as an advocate for improving personal, family, and community health.|
|8.12.4||Adapt health messages and communication techniques to a specific target audience.|
* The performance indicators articulate specifically what students should know or be able to do in support of each standard by the conclusion of each of the following grade spans: Pre-K–Grade 2; Grade 3–Grade 5; Grade 6–Grade 8; and Grade 9–Grade 12. The performance indicators serve as a blueprint for organizing student assessment.
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