Wachusett Regional School District
Wachusett Mountain

District Frameworks - Health and Physical Education 

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Personal and Community Health Information - Strand 4

Consumer Health and Resource Management
Ecological Health
Community and Public Health

Personal and community health include those aspects of health most often related to our larger community and world.  The knowledge and skills presented in this strand lay the groundwork for participation in preserving and improving our surroundings and for dealing with future health-related events.  The contribution of public health is also addressed in this strand.

Content Standards K-5

Consumer Health and Resource Management

As a result of activities in grades K-5, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Information on labels dealing with food and healthcare products.
  • Advertising and how it affects our choices.

Ecological Health Standard

As a result of activities in grades K-5, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Natural resources and their connection with personal health.
  • How business, industry, and individuals can work together to solve ecological health problems. 

Community and Public Health Standard

As a result of activities in grades K-5, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Ways to improve the health of the school community.
  • Ways of showing care and concern for people who are sick, have health problems, or are living with a disability.
  • Health careers.

Content Standards 6-8

Consumer Health and Resource Management Standard

As a result of activities in grades 6-8, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Critical aspects of a healthy lifestyle.
  • How to access and use health information.
  • The difference between health facts and misinformation and how to share that information with others.

Ecological Health Standard

As a result of activities in grades 6-8, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Methods for evaluating the state of the environment.
  • Environmental influences on health.

Community and Public Health Standard

As a result of activities in grades 6-8, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Community health initiatives.
  • Opportunities to develop and practice health related skills.
  • Government’s role in regulating food, alcohol, and drugs.

Content Standards 9-12

Consumer Health and Resource Management Standard

As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Contributions of business, industry, and technology to the improvement of consumer products and choices.
  • Ways to analyze health claims of products, make informed choices, and share that information with others.

Ecological Health Standard

As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Social and economic factors dealing with ecological health.
  • Global and legislative influences on environmental health.

Community and Public Health Standard

As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Historical influences of social, cultural, economic, and environmental factors on community health.
  • Local health services.
  • The impact of students as role models for other students concerning healthy choices.