Health Curriculum Framework
Building Resilience Through Comprehensive Health
The Core Concept of Building Resilience is that comprehensive health education enables students to thrive, persevere, and maintain a positive attitude and healthy bodies. Comprehensive health education teaches fundamental health concepts, promotes habits and behaviors that enhance health, and guides efforts to build healthy families, schools, and communities.
- Comprehensive health education fosters student resilience through the coordinated teaching of health, family and consumer sciences, and physical education.
- Interdisciplinary instruction enriches the learning of fundamental health concepts and practices.
- Student concerns, interests, views, and ideas are central to active learning and to the classroom assessment of comprehensive health education.
- Comprehensive health education requires collaboration and partnerships among all components of the comprehensive school health program.
- Comprehensive health education teaches students to acknowledge and respect similarities as well as differences among people.
- Comprehensive, sequential health education at every level, preschool through high school, is essential to lifelong learning and health for all students.
- Commitment to Excellence and Equity
- Respect for Diverse Ways of Perceiving, Thinking, Learning and Communicating
- Reflection and Openness to Suggestions for Change
- Curiosity, Flexibility, Creativity, Sense of Organization, and Persistence
- Willingness to Investigate and Reflect Upon Patterns and Relationships of Ideas
- Acceptance of Personal, Social, and Civic Responsibility
- Sense of Interdependence
- Students will understand current concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, and risk assessment in relationship to lifelong growth and development.
- Students will develop individual competence and versatility in movement skills, understand movement concepts, and relate physical activity to lifelong health.
- Students will analyze the impact of social, cultural, economic, and environmental factors on health.
- Students will identify, use, and evaluate health information and resources.
- Students will assess health beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors in order to set achievable goals, monitor progress, and evaluate outcomes.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to assess risk, consider potential consequences, and make health-enhancing decisions.
- Students will manage resources and practice behaviors that protect and enhance their physical, intellectual, emotional, and social health.
Health Promotion and Advocacy Strand
- Students will communicate health information clearly and accurately.
- Students will promote health and collaborate to build safe and supportive social environments.