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Comprehensive Health Education in Grade 5

Disease Prevention and Control

Standard

Maryland State Curriculum Content Standard 7:  Students will demonstrate the ability to apply prevention and treatment knowledge, skills, and strategies to reduce susceptibility and manage disease.

Performance Indicators

A. Disease Classification 
 7.5.A.1.  Differentiate between communicable and non-communicable diseases.    

7.5.A.1.a.

Identify disease-producing agents such as, bacteria, protozoa, virus, and fungi.  

7.5.A.1.b.

Identify the modes of transmission such as air, touch, food and body fluids.   
B. Prevention Practices 
 7.5.B.1.  Explain how the body fights infection.   
7.5.B.1.a. Explain how the immune system responds to disease.  
C. HIV/AIDS 
 7.5.C.1.  Explain HIV/AIDS as a communicable disease.   

7.5.C.1.a.

Describe the modes of transmission for HIV.  

7.5.C.1.b.

Clarify ways HIV cannot be transmitted.

7.5.C.1.c.

Identify behaviors that increase the risk of contracting HIV.

7.5.C.1.d.

Identify ways to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS.  
D. Risk Factors 
 7.5.D.1.  Analyze personal daily living habits and choices that increase the risk of developing disease.   

7.5.D.1.a.

List behaviors that increase the risk of developing disease such as cardiovascular, pulmonary, and cancer.  

7.5.D.1.b.

Identify and categorize personal habits into high, mid, and low risk behaviors.  

 

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