ERIC Number: ED147304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Bureau of Health Education's Elementary School Health Curriculum Project, Berkeley Model, and the American Lung Association - Bureau of Health Education's Primary Grades Health Curriculum Project, Seattle Model.
Center for Disease Control (DHEW/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
This document describes two models for an early school health curriculum project. These two projects were initiated with the aim of increasing effective cooperation of public health personnel work with public schools in teaching health maintenance and prevention of disease. The Berkeley Project worked with students of grade three through grade seven. The Seattle Project worked with students from kindergarten through third grade. The unit approach to curriculum was used. Each unit studied dealt with specific aspects of the human body. Intensive preparation for the teaching of these units was given to the teachers involved. Team training with teachers from different schools, principals, school nurses, health educators, or curriculum specialists included workshops, visiting other schools, and exchange of ideas. The emphasis was placed on the personal reaction and understandinq of each individual being trained for the project. Carefully selected materials were made available, including books, films, models, listening post, and audio-tape materials. To gain financial and administrative support, teams of two teachers at the same grade level introduced the health project into the ongoing school curriculum. The project has been evaluated as feasible, and the involvement of the American Lung Association is considered critically important. Included in this document are curriculum outlines for both the Seattle and Berkeley Projects. (JD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Drug Abuse, Elementary Education, Formative Evaluation, Health Education, Health Programs, Human Body, Individual Development, Institutional Cooperation, Primary Education, Primary Health Care, Public Health, Self Care Skills, Self Concept, Smoking, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Team Training
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Disease Control (DHEW/PHS), Atlanta, GA.