Chapter 2

Health skills:  The Foundation

Lesson 1: introduces decision makings everyday, necessary process.  Students are introduced to the six-step decision making process and  to the skills involved in setting goals.

Lesson 2: focuses on healthy communication and offers strategies for refusal skills.

Lesson 3: discusses the effects of positive and negative stress and presents strategies for managing stress

Lesson 4: introduces additional health skills that are beneficial throughout life.


Chapter 2 Lesson 1

Making decisions and setting goals.

Learning indicator: Examine the six step process to arrive at healthful decisions.

Evaluate the 5 step process to goal setting.

After the lesson the student can:

-identify what H.E.L.P. stands for in the decision making process

-list the six steps to making a healthful decision

-define a short  and long term goal

-list the five steps in the goal setting process


Chapter 2 Lesson 2

Practicing communication skills

After completing the lesson  the students can:

-discuss how body language can affect communication

-explain why "I" messages are better than "You"  messages

-identify ways to improve speaking and listening skills

-discuss refusal skills


Chapter 2 Lesson 3

Managing Stress

After the lesson, the student can:

-explain the difference between positive and negative stress

-Identify the causes of stress

-describe the effect of stress on the body

-identify ways to manage stress


Notes for Chapter 2

The decision making process:

H (healthful)

E (ethical)

L (legal)

P (parent approval)

1. State the situation

2. List the options

3. Weight the possible outcomes

4. Consider your values

5. Make a decision and act.

6. Evaluate the decision

Goal setting process:

1. Identify a specific garland write it down.

2. List the steps you will take to reach your goal

3. Get help and support from others

4. Set up checkpoints to evaluate your progress

5. Give yourself a reward once you have achieved your goal.

Refusal skills:

S (say no and mean it)

T (tell why not)

O (offer other ideas)

P (promptly leave)


Chapter 2 Lesson 4

The student can:

-explain ways to access reliable health information

-describe behaviors that enhance lifelong health and wellness

-discuss and analyze internal and external influences on health