Comprehensive Health Education in Grade 5

Personal and Consumer Health


Maryland State Curriculum Content Standard 3:  Students will demonstrate the ability to use consumer knowledge, skills, and strategies to develop sound personal health practices involving the use of health care products, services, and community resources.

Performance Indicators

A. Personal Health Maintenance 
 3.5.A.1.  Identify and practice health-enhancing behavior to reduce health risks for safer, healthier lives. 


Identify personal health needs.


Demonstrate skills and strategies to improve and maintain personal health.


Describe how conditions of the environment affect personal health.


Explain the importance of assuming responsibility for personal health behaviors.
B. Information, Products, and Services 
 3.5.B.1.  Locate resources from home and school that provide valid health information concerning consumer health issues and services.  


Identify current health care issues and the health services available in the school.