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Topic: Illness and disease 

Health

 Standard 8.  Knows essential concepts about the prevention and control of disease
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Knows the signs and symptoms of common illnesses (e.g., fever, rashes, coughs, congestion, wheezing)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that a fever can be a sign of illness
     2.Knows that a fever can be a symptom of illness
     3.Knows that a rash can be a sign of illness
     4.Knows that a rash can be a symptom of illness
     5.Knows that a cough can be a sign of illness
     6.Knows that a cough can be a symptom of illness
     7.Knows that congestion can be a sign of illness
     8.Knows that congestion can be a symptom of illness
     9.Knows that wheezing can be a sign of illness
     10.Knows that wheezing can be a symptom of illness
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how lifestyle, pathogens, family history, and other risk factors are related to the cause or prevention of disease and other health problems
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how lifestyle is related to the cause of disease and other health problems
     2.Understands how pathogens are related to the cause of disease and other health problems
     3.Understands how family history is related to the cause of disease and other health problems
     4.Understands how lifestyle is related to the prevention of disease and other health problems
   Benchmark 2.Knows communicable, chronic, and degenerative disease processes and the differences between them
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the processes of communicable diseases
     2.Knows the processes of chronic diseases
     3.Knows the processes of degenerative diseases
     4.Knows the differences among communicable, chronic, and degenerative diseases
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the social, economic, and political effects of disease on individuals, families, and communities
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the social effects of disease on individuals
     2.Understands the social effects of disease on families
     3.Understands the social effects of disease on communities
     4.Understands the economic effects of disease on individuals
     5.Understands the economic effects of disease on families
     6.Understands the economic effects of disease on communities
     7.Understands the political effects of disease on individuals
     8.Understands the political effects of disease on families
     9.Understands the political effects of disease on communities