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Content Area: Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
Content Area Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
Standard 2.4 Human Relationships and Sexuality All students will acquire knowledge about the physical, emotional, and social aspects of human relationships and sexuality and apply these concepts to support a healthy, active lifestyle.
Strand A. Relationships
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
The family unit encompasses the diversity of family forms in contemporary society.
2.4.2.A.1 Compare and contrast different kinds of families locally and globally.                                                                                                              
2.4.2.A.2 Distinguish the roles and responsibilities of different family members.                                                                                                              
2.4.2.A.3 Determine the factors that contribute to healthy relationships.                                                                                                              
The family unit encompasses the diversity of family forms in contemporary society.
2.4.4.A.1 Explain how families typically share common values, provide love and emotional support, and set boundaries and limits.                                                                                                              
2.4.4.A.2 Explain why healthy relationships are fostered in some families and not in others.                                                                                                              
Healthy relationships require a mutual commitment.
2.4.6.A.1 Compare and contrast how families may change over time.                                                                                                              
2.4.6.A.2 Analyze the characteristics of healthy friendships and other relationships.                                                                                                              
2.4.6.A.3 Examine the types of relationships adolescents may experience.                                                                                                              
2.4.6.A.4 Demonstrate successful resolution of a problem(s) among friends and in other relationships.                                                                                                              
2.4.6.A.5 Compare and contrast the role of dating and dating behaviors in adolescence.                                                                                                              
The values acquired from family, culture, personal experiences, and friends impact all types of relationships.
2.4.8.A.1 Predict how changes within a family can impact family members.                                                                                                              
2.4.8.A.2 Explain how the family unit impacts character development.                                                                                                              
2.4.8.A.3 Explain when the services of professionals are needed to intervene in relationships.                                                                                                              
2.4.8.A.4 Differentiate between affection, love, commitment, and sexual attraction.                                                                                                              
2.4.8.A.5 Determine when a relationship is unhealthy and explain effective strategies to end the relationship.                                                                                                              
2.4.8.A.6 Develop acceptable criteria for safe dating situations, such as dating in groups, setting limits, or only dating someone of the same age.                                                                                                              
Individuals in healthy relationships share thoughts and feelings, have fun together, develop mutual respect, share responsibilities and goals, and provide emotional security for one another.
2.4.12.A.1 Compare and contrast how family structures, values, rituals, and traditions meet basic human needs worldwide.                                                                                                              
2.4.12.A.2 Compare and contrast the current and historical role of life commitments, such as marriage.                                                                                                              
2.4.12.A.3 Analyze how personal independence, past experience, and social responsibility influence the choice of friends in high school and young adulthood.                                                                                                              
2.4.12.A.4 Predict how relationships may evolve over time, focusing on changes in friendships, family, dating relationships, and lifetime commitments such as marriage.                                                                                                              
2.4.12.A.5 Determine effective prevention and intervention strategies to address domestic or dating violence (e.g., rules of consent).                                                                                                              
Technology impacts the capacity of individuals to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships.
2.4.12.A.6 Analyze how various technologies impact the development and maintenance of local and global interpersonal relationships.