ERIC Number: ED164155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Navajo Area Health and Physical Education Curriculum Guidelines.
Tomah, Kent; And Others
Based on health education needs of Navajo children as established by the Navajo Area health and physical education committees, this curriculum guideline for health and physical education is delineated into three phases reflecting emphasis of instructional techniques (introductory, exploration/extended learning, widened learning) and three levels reflecting approximate grade levels at which skills, concepts, and activities are initiated. Levels encompass grades K-8. Major headings under goals and objectives are personal and community health (cleanliness), systems (digestive, circulatory, respiratory, reproductive, nervous), community health (dental care, immunizations, physicals, hospital/medical personnel, health careers), safety, first aid, physical education, human growth and development, mental health, consumer health education, and alcohol, narcotics, tobacco. For the numerous secondary goals and objectives under each major heading, skills, concepts, and activities are listed, along with material and resources (books, films, pamphlets, filmstrips). The guideline provides sample unit plans for each major topic and tests to be used for evaluation. Appendices contain a unit of instruction on the ear and material on planning a physical education curriculum, including rationale, yearly plan, activities by grade level, and equipment. The publication also gives Navajo Area Health Curriculum Committee recommendations. (RS)
Descriptors: Activities, American Indians, Consumer Education, Curriculum Guides, Drug Education, Elementary Education, Family Life Education, First Aid, Health Education, Human Body, Human Development, Hygiene, Mental Health, Movement Education, Physical Education, Public Health, Research Methodology, Safety Education, Sex Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Window Rock, AZ.
Identifiers: Navajo (Nation)
Note: Not available in hard copy due to sideways reading material