Health Lessons Standards and Objectives

Standards and Objectives for LifeSmarts U OTC Drug Health Lessons
Lesson Objectives:
Medicine 101
1. Examine the differences and similarities between over-the-counter medicine and prescription medicine.
2. Analyze the risks and benefits of over-the-counter medicine.
3. Explain the appropriate use of over-the-counter pain relievers.
Drug Facts Label
1. Understand the purpose of each component of the Drug Facts Label.
2. Develop strategies to use Drug Facts Labels when managing medication.
National Standards for LifeSmarts U OTC Drug Lessons:
National Health Education Standards (NHES)
The Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards, American Cancer Society, 2007
STANDARD 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
Performance Indicators:
3.12.1 Evaluate the validity of health information, products, and services.
3.12.2 Use resources from home, school, and community that provide valid health information.
3.12.3 Determine the accessibility of products and services that enhance health.
3.12.4 Determine when professional health services may be required.
3.12.5 Access valid and reliable health products and services.
STANDARD 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Performance Indicators:
5.12.2 Determine the value of applying a thoughtful decision-making process in health-related situations.
5.12.4 Generate alternatives to health-related issues or problems.
5.12.5 Predict the potential short-term and long-term impact of each alternative on self and others.
5.12.7 Evaluate the effectiveness of health-related decisions.
STANDARD 7: Demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
Performance Indicator:
7.12.1 Analyze the role of individual responsibility for enhancing health.
FACS National Standards
Copyright © 2008-2018 by the National Association of State Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences Education
REASONING FOR ACTION—Comprehensive Standard
Use reasoning processed, individually and collaboratively, to take responsible action in families, workplaces, and communities.
3. Analyze practical reasoning components.
3.4 Distinguish adequate and/or reliable information from inadequate and/or unreliable information.
5. Demonstrate scientific inquiry and reasoning to gain factual knowledge and test theories on which to base judgments for action.
5.2 Judge validity and reliability of information, sources, opinions, and evidence.
5.5 Draw conclusions based on data and information that are judged to be reliable.
2.1 Demonstrate management of individual and family resources such as food, clothing, shelter, health care, recreation, transportation, time, and human capital.
2.1.6 Summarize information about procuring and maintaining health care to meet the needs of individuals and family members.
2.5 Analyze relationships between the economic system and consumer actions.
2.5.3 Analyze economic effects of laws and regulations that pertain to consumers and providers of services.
3. Integrate knowledge, skills, and practices required for careers in consumer services.
3.2.3 Demonstrate strategies that enable consumers to become advocates.
3.2.8 Analyze the use of educational and promotional materials in consumer advocacy.
National Standards for Business Education© 2007
I. Personal Decision Making

Achievement Standard: Use a rational decision-making process as it applies to the roles of citizens, workers, and consumers.
V. Buying Goods and Services
Achievement Standard: Apply a decision-making model to maximize consumer satisfaction when buying goods and services.
21st Century Student Outcomes
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills. P21 Framework Definitions, © 2009
Health Literacy:

  • Obtaining, interpreting and understanding basic health information and services, and using such information and services in ways that are health enhancing
  • Using available information to make appropriate health-related decisions
  • Establishing and monitoring personal and family health goals

Information Literacy:

  • Access and Evaluate Information
  • Evaluate information critically and competently
  • Use and Manage Information
  • Use information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at hand