Health Grade 3

Elementary School / Health

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy choices with the overall goal of improving quality of life, as well as describe personal health and ways that a safe, healthy classroom environment can promote personal health and prevent injuries.

The content should include, but not be limited to the following:

– Core Concepts (health promotion, disease prevention, following rules, body parts)
– Accessing Information (doctor, nurses, hospitals, clinics, basic first aid, germ prevention, emergency drills, community building, reliable resources)
– Internal and External Influences (family, peers, teachers, other adults/professionals, media, internet, responsibility, personal space)
– Interpersonal Communication (conflict resolution, verbal and non-verbal, active listening and refusal skills)
– Decision Making (positive or negative health enhancing influences, healthy options)
– Goal Setting (short and long term health targets, personal health and safety)
– Self Management (self enhancing responsible choices, abstaining from drugs, daily hygiene)
– Advocacy (positive promotion, impacting family, peers, school, community, following rules and policies)