1. Open with discussion on common stressors.
2. PowerPoint presentation and discussion on the body's response to stress (fight or flight response).
3. Preserved human organs are viewed and ways they respond to continuous stress are discussed.
4. Introduce ideas to manage the stress response.
5. Practice several techniques useful in managing stress.
•Explain how living things respond to stress.
•Identify 10 stressors in their own lives and recognize which ones they have control over.
•Understand that even though one does not necessarily control all things that induce the stress response, one can control reactions to stressors.
•List various methods for managing stress, including stressor control and stress response control, and label them as healthy or unhealthy.
•Demonstrate at least three healthy ways to manage the stress response.
Standard 1-Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
1.8.1- Analyze the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
1.8.2-Describe the inter-relationship of emotional, intellectual, physical, and social health in adolescence.
1.8.3Analyze how the environment impacts personal health.
1.8.5Describe ways to reduce or prevent injuries and other adolescent health problems.
1.12.1-Predict how healthy behaviors can impact health status.
1.12.2-Describe the interrelationships of emotional, intellectual, physical, and social health.
Standard 2-Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
2.8.2-Describe the influence of culture on health beliefs, practices, and behaviors.
2.8.7-Explain how the perceptions of norms influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.
2.8.8-Explain the influence of personal values and beliefs on individual health practices and behaviors.
2.8.9-Describe how some health risk behaviors can influence the likelihood of engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
2.12.2-Analyze how culture supports and challenges health beliefs, practices and behaviors.
2.12.7-Analyze how the perceptions of norms influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.
2.12.8-Analyze the influence of personal values and beliefs on individual health practices and behaviors.
2.12.9-Analyze how some health risk behaviors can influence the likelihood of engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
Standard 5-Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
5.8.4-Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy alternatives to health-related issues or problems.
5.8.6-Choose healthy alternatives over unhealthy alternatives when making a decision.
Standard 6-Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
6.8.1-Assess personal health practices.
6.8.3-Apply strategies and skills needed to attain a personal health goal.
6.12.1-Assess personal health practices and overall health status.
Standard 7-Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
7.8.2-Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others.
7.12.2-Demonstrate a variety of healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others.
Please see the National Health Educational Standards above.