ERIC Number: ED457149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Healthful Living Education. Standard Course of Study and Grade Level Competencies, K-12.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Education, Raleigh.
This document describes instruction for the acquisition of healthy lifestyle behaviors. The Healthful Living Education program reflects the needs of all students, including those with disabilities, combining health education and physical education. When appropriately reinforced in a comprehensive scope and sequence, it can provide such benefits for all students as: lowered risk-taking behaviors; enhanced academic performance; desirable social behaviors; increased levels of self-image; establishment of positive behaviors; increased respect for diversity; and appropriate skill development and behavior for competence in at least three lifetime activities. The standard course of study has objectives for each grade level. The same strands and competency goals occur at each level. The strands define major elements of healthful living that are relevant across grades and provide unifying threads of understanding supported by the goals and objectives of the standard course of study. The strands include: preparation; stress management; substance abuse; nutrition and weight management; protecting self and others; relationships; personal fitness; healthful lifestyles; appreciation for diversity; social wellness; movement forms; and fitness and sport literacy. (Contains 24 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Health Education, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Interpersonal Relationship, Life Style, Nutrition, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Physical Health, Safety, Stress Management, Substance Abuse
North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction, 301 North Wilmington Street, EIC, Raleigh, NC 27601-2825.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Education, Raleigh.