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Strand I - Physical Health; Dental Health for Grades 4-6. Special Edition for Evaluation and Discussion.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Curriculum Development Center.
This is a curriculum guide for teaching dental health for grades 4-6. Each topic area is outlined under the headings of: (1) reference; (2) major understandings and fundamental concepts; (3) suggested teaching aids and learning activities; and (4) supplementary information for teachers. Main topics include: (1) growth and development of teeth; (2) nutrition and dental health; (3) dental health status; (4) maintaining oral hygiene; and (5) the dentist and dental health. Some of the course objectives are to: (1) develop good dental health habits including personal care and proper diet; (2) understanding the relationship of dental health to general health; (3) appreciate the relationship of dental health to appearance; (4) encourage periodic professional dental treatment; (5) avoid accidents to teeth, and (6) help the children understand and avoid habits which adversely affect dental health. (Related documents for other grade levels are CG 007 694 and CG 007 696.) (Author/BW)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Curriculum Development Center.