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Topic: Personal growth and development 

Family/Consumer Sciences

 Standard 2.  Understand the impact of the family on the well-being of individuals and society
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands ways that the family contributes to the development of its members (e.g., lifestyle, home environment, ethical standards)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that the family contributes to the development of its members
     2.Understands that the family contributes to the development of its members’ lifestyle
     3.Understands that the family contributes to the development of its members’ home environment
     4.Understands that the family contributes to the development of its members’ ethical standards
   Benchmark 2.Understands the role of the family in developing the independence, interdependence, and commitment of family members
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the role of the family in developing the independence of family members
     2.Understands the role of the family in developing the interdependence of family members

Health

 Standard 3.  Understands the relationship of family health to individual health
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the development of adolescent independence
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the concept of independence
     2.Understands that independence develops over time
     3.Knows the average onset and duration of adolescence
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands methods to facilitate the transition from the role of a child to the role of an independent adult in the family
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the role of a child in the family
     2.Knows the role of an independent adult in the family
     3.Knows that one makes a transition from the role of a child to the role of an independent adult
   Benchmark 3.Understands the responsibilities inherent in dating relationships, marriage, and parenthood
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the inherent responsibilities in dating relationships
     2.Understands the inherent responsibilities of marriage
     3.Understands the inherent responsibilities of parenthood
 Standard 4.  Knows how to maintain mental and emotional health
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Identifies and shares feelings in appropriate ways
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Identifies feelings in appropriate ways
     2.Shares feelings in appropriate ways
     3.Knows appropriate ways to identify feelings
     4.Knows appropriate ways to share feelings
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 2.Knows common sources of stress for children and ways to manage stress
    Knowledge/skill statements
     2.Knows ways that children can manage stress
   Benchmark 3.Knows how mood changes and strong feelings affect thoughts and behavior, and how they can be managed successfully
    Knowledge/skill statements
     5.Knows how mood changes can be managed successfully
     6.Knows how strong feelings can be managed successfully
   Benchmark 6.Knows strategies for resisting negative peer pressure
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Recognizes negative peer pressure
     2.Knows there are strategies to deal with negative peer pressure
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Knows strategies to manage stress and feelings caused by disappointment, separation, or loss (e.g., talking over problems with others, understanding that feelings of isolation and depression will pass, examining the situation leading to the feelings)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows strategies to manage stress caused by disappointment
     2.Knows strategies to manage feelings of disappointment
     3.Knows strategies to manage stress caused by separation
     4.Knows strategies to manage feelings of separation
     5.Knows strategies to manage stress caused by loss
     6.Knows strategies to manage feelings of loss
     7.Knows that talking over problems with others can help one can manage stress caused by disappointment
     8.Knows that talking over problems with others can help one can manage stress caused by separation
     9.Knows that talking over problems with others can help one can manage stress caused by loss
     10.Knows that talking over problems with others can help one can manage feelings of disappointment
     11.Knows that talking over problems with others can help one can manage feelings of separation
     12.Knows that talking over problems with others can help one can manage feelings of loss
     13.Knows that by understanding feelings of isolation and depression will pass, one can manage stress caused by disappointment
     14.Knows that by understanding feelings of isolation and depression will pass, one can manage stress caused by separation
     15.Knows that by understanding feelings of isolation and depression will pass, one can manage stress caused by loss
     16.Knows that by understanding feelings of isolation and depression will pass, one can manage feelings of disappointment
     17.Knows that by understanding feelings of isolation and depression will pass, one can manage feelings of separation
     18.Knows that by understanding feelings of isolation and depression will pass, one can manage feelings of loss
     19.Knows that examining the situation leading to the feelings can help one manage stress caused by disappointment
     20.Knows that examining the situation leading to the feelings can help one manage stress caused by separation
     21.Knows that examining the situation leading to the feelings can help one manage stress caused by loss
     22.Knows that examining the situation leading to the feelings can help one manage feelings of disappointment
     23.Knows that examining the situation leading to the feelings can help one manage feelings of separation
     24.Knows that examining the situation leading to the feelings can help one manage feelings of loss
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Knows strategies for coping with and overcoming feelings of rejection, social isolation, and other forms of stress
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows strategies for coping with feelings of rejection
     2.Knows strategies for overcoming feelings of rejection
     3.Knows strategies for coping with social isolation
     4.Knows strategies for overcoming social isolation
     5.Knows strategies for coping with various forms of stress
     6.Knows strategies for overcoming various forms of stress
   Benchmark 3.Understands the role of denial as a negative influence on mental and emotional health, and ways to overcome denial and seek assistance when needed
    Knowledge/skill statements
     3.Knows ways to overcome denial
     4.Knows where to seek assistance when trying to overcome denial
 Standard 10.  Understands the fundamental concepts of growth and development
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 1.Knows the changes that occur during puberty (e.g., physical changes such as sexual maturation, changes in voice, acne; emotional and social changes such as a growing sensitivity to peer influence, family tensions, mood swings; cognitive and intellectual development)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     5.Knows emotional changes that occur during puberty
     6.Knows emotional changes that occur during puberty
     7.Knows social changes that occur during puberty
     8.Understands the growing sensitivity to peer influence as it relates to puberty
     9.Understands family tensions as they relate to puberty
     10.Understands mood swings as they relate to puberty
     11.Understands cognitive development as it relates to puberty
     12.Understands intellectual development as it relates to puberty
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 2.Knows the similarities and differences between male and female sexuality
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the similarities between male and female sexuality
     2.Knows the differences between male and female sexuality
   Benchmark 4.Knows strategies for coping with concerns and stress related to the changes that occur during adolescence
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows strategies for coping with concerns related to the changes that occur during adolescence
     2.Knows strategies for coping with stress related to the changes that occur during adolescence
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands a variety of physical, mental, emotional, and social changes that occur throughout life, and how these changes differ among individuals (e.g., young adulthood, pregnancy, middle age, old age)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     2.Understands a variety of mental changes that occur throughout life
     3.Understands a variety of emotional changes that occur throughout life
     4.Understands a variety of social changes that occur throughout life
     6.Understands how mental changes throughout life differ among individuals
     7.Understands how emotional changes throughout life differ among individuals
     8.Understands how social changes throughout life differ among individuals
     10.Understands mental changes that occur as a young adult
     11.Understands emotional changes that occur as a young adult
     12.Understands social changes that occur as a young adult
     14.Understands mental changes that occur during pregnancy
     15.Understands emotional changes that occur during pregnancy
     16.Understands social changes that occur during pregnancy
     18.Understands mental changes that occur during middle age
     19.Understands emotional changes that occur during middle age
     20.Understands social changes that occur during middle age
     22.Understands mental changes that occur in old age
     23.Understands emotional changes that occur in old age
     24.Understands social changes that occur in old age