ERIC Number: ED070993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Strand I - Physical Health; Health Status for Grades K-3. Special Edition for Evaluation and Discussion.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Curriculum Development Center.
This health curriculum guide, intended for use with children in kindergarten through grade three, is based upon the discovery of the multi-dimensionality of the concept of health and fitness, with its physical, emotional, and social components. The contents of the guide are presented in outline form and cover health measurement, getting to know the school health team, others in the community interested in health, and keeping well and happy. For each content area and its sub-divisions fundamental concepts and understandings, teaching aids, and learning activities are suggested. The guide also supplies supplementary information which a teacher could incorporate into the lessons at a simplified level. Outcomes of this unit in physical health are given in terms of (1) the child's awareness of his own growth and development and recognition of the need for body fitness; (2) the realization that health is a quality of life that can be appraised and measured; (3) familiarity with the school health team and its role; (4) appreciation of the role of "Community Helpers" in health problems; (5) basic understanding of the interrelatedness of the physical, mental, emotional, and social aspects of the individual; and (6) attitudes that will motivate the student to practice wholesome habits of personal health. Extensive multimedia resources are listed. (SES)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Curriculum Development Center.