Unit 1: Analyzing Influences (6 lessons, 60 minutes each), includes 3 content areas:
-Promotion of Healthy Eating
-Violence Prevention
-Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Prevention

Below is the scope and sequence, including alignment to the HECAT for the entire High School Health I, Unit I on Analyzing Influences.

Promotion of Healthy Eating

Alignment to the HECAT Healthy Behavior Outcomes (HBOs) - A high school healthy eating curriculum should enable students to:
HBO 3. Eat an abundance of fruits and vegetables every day.
HBO 5. Drink plenty of water every day.
HBO 6. Limit foods and beverages high in added sugars, solid fat, and sodium.
HBO 7. Eat breakfast every day.
HBO 8. Eat healthy snacks.
HBO 9. Eat healthy foods when dining out.

HECAT Knowledge Expectations 

  • Describe the recommendations of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. (HBO 3, 5, 6)
  • Explain how the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans are useful in planning a healthy diet. (HBO 3, 5, 6)
  • Summarize the physical, mental, social, and academic benefits of eating breakfast every day. (HBO 7)
  • Describe the benefits of limiting the consumption of energy drinks. (HBO 6, 8)
  • Summarize the relationship between access to healthy foods and personal food choices. (HBO 8, 9)

HECAT Skill Expectations

  • Explain the influence of public health policies and guidelines on personal food choices and other eating practices and behaviors.
  • Analyze how peers and perceptions of norms influence healthy and unhealthy food choices and other eating behaviors.
  • Analyze how school and community affect personal food choices and other eating practices and behaviors.
  • Analyze the effect of media and technology on personal, family, and community food choices and other eating behaviors.

Violence Prevention

Alignment to the HECAT Healthy Behavior Outcomes (HBOs) - A high school violence prevention curriculum should enable students to:
HBO 3.  Avoid bullying, being a bystander to bullying, or being a victim of bullying.
HBO 4.  Avoid engaging in violence, including sexual harassment, coercion, exploitation, physical fighting, and rape.
HBO 6.  Avoid associating with others who are involved in or who encourage violence or criminal activity.

HECAT Knowledge Expectations 

  • Analyze the negative consequences of violence to perpetrators, victims, and bystanders. (HBO 3)

HECAT Skill Expectations

  • Explain the influence of public health policies on violence practices and behaviors.
  • Analyze how culture supports and challenges violence prevention beliefs, practices, and behaviors.
  • Analyze how peers and perceptions of norms influence healthy and unhealthy violence and violence prevention practices and behaviors.
  • Analyze how some health risk behaviors influence the likelihood of engaging in violent behaviors (e.g., how alcohol and other drug use influence violent behaviors).
  • Analyze how school and community affect personal violence practices and behaviors.
  • Analyze the effect of media and technology on personal, family, and community violence prevention practices and behaviors.

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention

Alignment to the HECAT Healthy Behavior Outcomes (HBOs) - A high school alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention curriculum should enable students to:
AOD HBO 5. Avoid driving while under the influence of alcohol and other drugs.
AOD HBO 6. Avoid riding in a motor vehicle with a driver who is under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
T HBO 3. Support a tobacco-free environment.
T HBO 4. Support others to be tobacco-free.

HECAT Knowledge Expectations 

  • Analyze the relationship of alcohol and other drug use to the major causes of death and disease in the United States. (AOD HBO 5 & 6)
  • Summarize family rules, school rules, and community laws about alcohol- and other drug-use. (AOD HBO 5, 6) 
  • Determine socially appropriate ways to avoid or prevent use of alcohol and other drugs. (AOD HBO 5, 6)
  • Analyze the relationship between using alcohol and other drugs and other health risks, such as unintentional injuries, violence, suicide, sexual risk behaviors, and tobacco use. (AOD HBO 5 & 6)
  • Analyze the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol and other drugs. (AODHBO 5)
  • Summarize why individuals choose to use or not use tobacco. (T HBO 3)
  • Evaluate community laws and policies related to the sale and use of tobacco products. (T HBO 3 & 4)
  • Distinguish appropriate ways to support family and friends who are trying to stop using tobacco. (T HBO 3 & 4)

HECAT Skill Expectations

  • Explain the influence of public health policies on alcohol- and other drug-use practices and behaviors.
  • Analyze how peers and perceptions of norms influence healthy and unhealthy alcohol- and other drug-related behaviors.
  • Analyze how personal attitudes, values, and beliefs influence health and unhealthy alcohol- and other drug-use behaviors.
  • Analyze how laws, rules, and regulations influence behaviors related to alcohol- and other drug-use.
  • Analyze how school and community affect practices behaviors related to alcohol- and other drug-use.
  • Differentiate the relevant influences, including family, culture, peers, school, community, media, technology, and public health policies on practices and behaviors related to alcohol and other drug use.