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Strand I - Physical Health; Dental Health for Grades K-3. Special Edition for Evaluation and Discussion.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Curriculum Development Center.
This is a curriculum guide for teaching dental health material to early elementary grade students. This outline emphasizes the prevention and treatment of dental diseases, and is designed to provide the knowledge and develop the habits necessary for a lifetime of good dental health. A list of seven pupil objectives is presented to develop good dental health, including personal care and proper diet. Each instructional topic is outlined under four headings: (1) reference; (2) major understandings and fundamental concepts; (3) suggested teaching aids and learning activities; and (4) supplementary information for teachers. This is followed by a bibliography of related books, charts and posters, filmstrips, and films. The major rationale for presenting this course is that while good dental health is recognized as one of the vital needs of children, dental diseases are almost universal and no infallible means of preventing them has been found. (Related documents for other grade levels are CG 007 695 and CG 007 696.) (Author/BW)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Curriculum Development Center.