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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

Health 5.8

Influencing factors. The student knows how various factors influence individual, family, and community health throughout the life span. The student is expected to:

  • (1) explain the importance of communication skills as a major influence on the social and emotional health of the individual and family;
    • (A) describe daily and weekly activities that promote the health of a family;
    • (B) describe how a safe school environment relates to a healthy community; and
    • (C) identify environmental protection programs that promote community health such as recycling, waste disposal, or safe food packaging.