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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

Health K.6

Influencing factors. The student understands the difference between being sick and being healthy. The student is expected to:

  • (1) tell how germs cause illness and disease in people of all ages;
    • (A) name symptoms of common illnesses and diseases;
    • (B) explain practices used to control the spread of germs such as washing hands; and
    • (C) discuss basic parts of the body's defense system against germs such as the skin.