Health Grade 4

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 the relationships between a healthy behavior, environment and personal health.

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

– Core Concepts (mental/emotional, physical, and social health promotion, disease and injury prevention) Accessing Information (cultural influences, medical resources, emergency drills, school and community health)
– Internal and External Influences (available resources, products and services)
– Interpersonal Communication (conflict resolution, verbal and non-verbal, active listening and refusal skills)
– Decision Making (positive/negative healthy options and decisions)
– Goal Setting (short and long term health targets, personal health and small groups)
– Self Management (self enhancing responsible choices and healthy practices)
– Advocacy (positive promotion and modeling healthy choices)