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Healthful Living Curriculum

The intent of the Healthful Living curriculum is to establish goals and objectives for behaviors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. The curriculum’s focus is multi-dimensional, encompassing the well-being of the whole child. The total Healthful Living curriculum is a combination of two content areas: health education and physical education. The two courses complement each other. The curriculum provides students with a sequential education program that will involve learning a variety of skills that enhance quality of life.

The Health Education component is comprised of five strands, which address mental, emotional, and physical health. All strands are taught in an age-appropriate manner throughout all grade levels. The strands are as follows:

  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Personal and Consumer Health
  • Interpersonal Communication and Relationships
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

The Physical Education component of the curriculum is comprised of four strands, which address physical and social fitness, and four standards. The strands and standards are as follows:

  • Motor Skills
    Standard: Apply competent motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
  • Movement Concepts
    Standard: Understand concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics that apply to the learning and performance of movement.
  • Health-Related Fitness
    Standard: Understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
  • Personal/Social Responsibility
    Standard: Use behavioral strategies that are responsible and enhance respect of self and others and value activity.

The Healthful Living curriculum documents can be accessed by clicking on the desired links below. For more information about other facets of our Health Services department, feel free to visit the website at the following link: http://healthservices.ccs.k12.nc.us/

Health Education Curriculum Documents
Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade
Ninth Grade

Physical Education Curriculum Documents
Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade
Ninth Grade

Physical Education Curriculum Documents Organized by Strand – Grades K-9
Motor Skills
Movement Concepts
Health-Related Fitness
Personal/Social Responsibility

 

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Published by Valerie Robinson on March 10, 2017
        
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