Illinois Learning Standards

Stage B - Health


22A —

Students who meet the standard can explain the basic principles of health promotion, illness prevention, and safety.
  1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of sickness (e.g., headache, stomachache, fever).
  2. Simulate proper hand washing techniques.
  3. Understand the need to brush teeth to remove bacteria.
  4. Demonstrate proper tooth brushing techniques.
  5. Recognize the importance of proper facial tissue disposal as a way to control disease.
  6. Demonstrate proper facial tissue disposal.
  7. Recognize the need for and use of seat belts.
  8. Demonstrate the use of proper equipment when bicycling, skateboarding, and rollerblading.
  9. Recognize the importance of following traffic signs.
  10. Discuss basic traffic rules that need to be followed on the way to/from school.
  11. Explain what can happen if medicines are used improperly.
  12. Demonstrate proper procedures and techniques used during tornado and fire drills.
  13. Know what fatigue is and how to take care of it.

22B —

Students who meet the standard can describe and explain the factors that influence health among individuals, groups, and communities.
  1. List hygiene habits that are used daily to maintain or improve health.
  2. Use personal hygiene behaviors/choices that will improve health and safety.
  3. Listen to and follow rules for playground safety.
  4. Demonstrate skills and behaviors used to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
  5. Name the people within the school responsible for health-related services.
  6. Identify people and services within the community responsible for health-related services (e.g. fire, paramedics, police).
  7. Encourage others to use skills and make choices that will help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.


Students who meet the standard can explain how the environment can affect health.
  1. Name the three R's of "saving' the environment (reduce, reuse, recycle).
  2. Name recycling methods used at home and at school.
  3. List items that can be recycled.
  4. Describe ways to burn the skin.
  5. List things that pollute the environment.
  6. Recognize different types of pollution (e.g., air, soil, water, noise).
  7. Identify the sources of air pollution.


Students who meet the standard can describe and explain the structure and functions of the human body systems and how they interrelate.
  1. Identify the ankles, knees, hips, fingers, elbows, shoulders, neck, and toes.
  2. Arrange body parts to form the outline of a human being (head, arms, chest, legs, hands, feet).
  3. Explain the function of the eyes, ears, and nose.
  4. Demonstrate how ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, and neck function.

23B —

Students who meet the standard can explain the effects of health related actions on the body systems.
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of activities that help promote personal cleanliness, improve appearance, and reduce transmission of disease.
  2. State rules for taking medicines.
  3. Discuss the relationship between germs and disease.
  4. Observe and discuss the consequences of behavior choices.
  5. Explain the importance of eating a variety of foods.
  6. Recognize the relationship between exercise and muscular development.
  7. Recognize the importance of calcium to bones.
  8. Memorize the sections included in the USDA Food Pyramid.
  9. List choices that have a positive influence on health.
  10. List choices that have a negative influence on health.

23C —

Students who meet the standard can describe factors that affect growth and development.
  1. Recognize caring adults who are significant in one's life.
  2. Study the structure of families.
  3. Identify ways to help others feel good about themselves.
  4. Identify responsibilities one has in daily life.
  5. Discuss how one's behavior has consequences.
  6. Compare one's growth to that of one's peers.
  7. List characteristics that make students similar, different, and unique.
  8. Discuss the importance of belonging to a group and what it feels like to be included or excluded.
  9. Demonstrate a balance between regular vigorous activities and rest and relaxation.
  10. Identify sources of sugar in one's diet.
  11. Identify ways that people express feelings.

24A —

Students who meet the standard can demonstrate procedures for communicating in positive ways, resolving differences, and preventing conflict.
  1. Demonstrate safety rules at home, at school, and in the community.
  2. Recognize caring adults who are significant in one's life.
  3. Practice asking an adult for help.
  4. Give examples of how one shows basic emotions.
  5. Identify situations or behaviors that illicit different types of emotional responses.
  6. Explain how using good listening skills can help avoid conflict.
  7. Practice good communication techniques.
  8. Define the word 'conflict'.
  9. Demonstrate good manners.
  10. Explain how choices affect personal behavior.
  11. Tell how to make good choices.
  12. Classify behaviors at home, at school, and in the community as being good or bad.
  13. Define the word 'bullying.'

24B —

Students who meet the standard can apply decision-making skills related to the promotion and protection of individual health.
  1. Explain how brushing and flossing teeth prevents tooth decay.
  2. Demonstrate how to wash hands correctly.
  3. Demonstrate basic cleanliness.
  4. Change unsafe conditions (that affect health) to safe conditions at home or at school.
  5. Recall choices that affect health on a daily basis.
  6. Predict consequences for good and poor health choices.

24C —

Students who meet the standard can demonstrate skills essential to enhancing health and avoiding dangerous situations.
  1. Identify uncomfortable situations.
  2. Identify dangerous situations.
  3. Write your name, address, and phone number.
  4. Memorize emergency and medical phone numbers.
  5. Know appropriate authority figures to contact in a dangerous or uncomfortable situation.

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