ERIC Number: ED247220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Human Health, Growth, and Development Curriculum.
Boyles, Linda R.; And Others
This health and human development curriculum for grades 1-6 contains tips for teachers and overviews of the philosophy behind teaching these topics to elementary school students. The section on health education is structured around ten content strands: (1) health knowledge, attitudes, decisions, and behavior; (2) emotional and social health; (3) growth and development, senses, and the nervous, skeletal, circulatory, musculatory, and respiratory systems; (4) safety and first aid; (5) preventive health care, illness, and disease; (6) nutrition and the digestive system; (7) environment, conservation, and pollution; (8) health information, products, and services; (9) dependency-causing substances, product safety, and product abuse; and (10) health organizations. A listing is provided, appropriate to each grade level, of the concepts, vocabulary, related topics, and suggested instructional materials dealt with in each strand. Information is presented on the inclusion of sex education in the human growth and development curriculum, and the school's perceived responsibility for sex education is discussed. The human growth and development curriculum addresses issues commonly encountered in the areas of health, psychology, sociology, and human sexuality. The five strands are: (1) the individual and personality; (2) the family; (3) peers and the environment; (4) physical growth and reproduction; and (5) male and female sexuality. Each strand includes concepts, vocabulary, activities, and appropriate resources. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Blanchard Memorial School, Boxborough, MA.