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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

Health 2.4

Health information. The student understands the difference between sickness and health in persons of all ages. The student is expected to:

  • (1) explain ways in which germs are transmitted, methods of preventing the spread of germs, and the importance of immunization;
    • (A) identify causes of disease other than germs such as allergies and heart disease;
    • (B) explain how the body provides protection from disease; and
    • (C) apply practices to control spread of germs in daily life such as hand washing and skin care.