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Course Descriptions - Grades K-5

KINDERGARTEN

Course Description: Students are introduced into 10 areas of health including: Injury Prevention & Personal Safety, Nutrition, Functions of the Body, Growth & Development, Illness Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention, Community Health & Safety, Self worth, Mental and Emotional Health, Environmental & Consumer Health and Physical Fitness. Teachers explain, demonstrate and encourage students to recognize and practice healthy behaviors.

Essential Questions:

  • What does it mean to be healthy?
  • What are the things I can do to stay healthy?

Learn more about the Kindergarten Health Curriculum.


GRADE 1

Course Description: Students continue to explore the 10 areas of health including: Injury Prevention & Personal Safety, Nutrition, Functions of the Body, Growth & Development, Illness Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention, Community Health & Safety, Self worth, Mental and Emotional Health, Environmental & Consumer Health and Physical Fitness. Teachers explain, demonstrate and encourage students to recognize and practice healthy behaviors.

Essential Questions:

  • Why is it important to take care of our body?
  • Why is exercise and nutrition so important to proper body functions?
  • Why is good communication so important in everyday life?
  • What does medicine do?

Learn more about the Grade 1 Health Curriculum.


GRADE 2

Course Description: Students continue to explore the 10 areas of health including: Injury Prevention & Personal Safety, Nutrition, Functions of the Body, Growth & Development, Illness Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention, Community Health & Safety, Self worth, Mental and Emotional Health, Environmental & Consumer Health and Physical Fitness. Teachers explain, demonstrate and encourage students to recognize and practice healthy behaviors.

Essential Questions:

  • How does one stay safe?
  • What do our skin, muscles, heart and brain do?
  • What can we learn from the food pyramid?
  • How do we cope with fears?
  • How do families change?
  • How can drugs help or hurt us?
  • What are germs and what do the do?

Learn more about the Grade 2 Health Curriculum.


GRADE 3

Course Description: Students continue to explore the 10 areas of health including: Injury Prevention & Personal Safety, Nutrition, Functions of the Body, Growth & Development, Illness Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention, Community Health & Safety, Self worth, Mental and Emotional Health, Environmental & Consumer Health and Physical Fitness. Students are asked to take responsibility for learning about and making healthy choices in their everyday life. They also practice refusal and decision making skills that will lead to a more productive and healthier life.

Essential Questions:

  • Who are the trusted adults in our life?
  • What are rules for safety before and during emergency?
  • In what ways do eyes "see"?
  • What are ways to keep our bodies healthy?
  • What are ways to keep our community healthy?
  • How do attitudes affect healthy choices?
  • How are people and families the same and how are they different?

Learn more about the Grade 3 Health Curriculum.


GRADE 4

Course Description: Students continue to explore the 10 areas of health including: Injury Prevention & Personal Safety, Nutrition, Functions of the Body, Growth & Development, Illness Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention, Community Health & Safety, Self worth, Mental and Emotional Health, Environmental & Consumer Health and Physical Fitness. Students are asked to take responsibility for learning about and making healthy choices in their everyday life. They identify personal long-term goals and formulate steps to reach them.

Essential Questions:

  • What ways do individuals and communities keep safe?
  • In what ways do people take responsibility for keeping themselves clean?

Learn more about the Grade 4 Health Curriculum.


GRADE 5

Course Description: Students continue to explore the 10 areas of health including: Injury Prevention & Personal Safety, Nutrition, Functions of the Body, Growth & Development, Illness Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention, Community Health & Safety, Self worth, Mental and Emotional Health, Environmental & Consumer Health and Physical Fitness. In grade 5 students are asked to think deeper into the risk factors that compromise our health. They are also asked to practice consumer advocacy and acknowledge the role of community in promoting health and safety.

Essential Questions:

  • What do you need to know to be a smart consumer?
  • How does HIV affect the immune system?
  • How do hormones and emotions affect our life?
  • How is our health compromised by drug and tobacco use?
  • What are the basic first aid skills?
  • What does our brain do?

Learn more about the Grade 5 Health Curriculum.


   

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