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Excerpts — Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Elementary Health Education With Web Resource

Alignment with National Health Education Standards

This is an excerpt from Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Elementary Health Education With Web Resource by Holly Alperin & Sarah Benes. At its core, a skills-based approach to health education is one that emphasizes the National Health Education Standards and shifts the focus away from giving students lots of new content and information to one that allows students to develop the competencies needed for leading a health-enhancing life. The skills of the National Health Education Standards include the following (Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards, 2007): Accessing valid and reliable information, products, and services Analyzing influences Interpersonal communication Decision...

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Analyzing Influences: Assessment for Grades K through 2

This is an excerpt from Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Elementary Health Education With Web Resource by Holly Alperin & Sarah Benes.A summative assessment that measures unit objectives is in this section. Suggestions for formative assessment of additional learning objectives are in the lesson plans. You can include a formative assessment of the skill objectives during any of the skill practice activities found in the unit. You should modify the assessment and other materials found in the unit as necessary to meet the needs of your students. Remember to use a backward-design approach even when making modifications. This will ensure that...

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Analyzing Influences: Lesson Plans and Learning Activities for Grades K Through 12

This is an excerpt from Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Elementary Health Education With Web Resource by Holly Alperin & Sarah Benes.Lesson 3: Celebrating You! Purpose This lesson builds off the previous lesson and talks about celebrations and traditions that occur within students' lives. NHES Performance Indicator Identify how the family influences personal health practices and behaviors (indicator 2.2.1). Objectives By the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify how family traditions and celebrations make them feel and describe how family traditions and celebrations differ among families. Skill Development Step Step 4: skill practice Materials Materials needed for...

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Analyzing Influences: Skill Cues

This is an excerpt from Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Elementary Health Education With Web Resource by Holly Alperin & Sarah Benes.The following skill cues in figures 4.1 and 4.2 are examples that you can use when explaining the steps of the skill. The skill cues highlight the critical skill elements necessary for the skill to be applied effectively. You can use these, use others, or make your own. Just be sure that any skill cues are representative of all the aspects of the skill. Figure 4.1 Analyzing influences skill cues for grades K through 2. Book with online resource

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Analyzing Influences: Skill Overview

This is an excerpt from Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Elementary Health Education With Web Resource by Holly Alperin & Sarah Benes. This chapter focuses on the skill of analyzing influences, which is Standard 2 of the National Health Education Standards. You will find two different units, one for grades K through 2 and one for grades 3 through 5, each with activities for skill development, knowledge acquisition, and a summative assessment. While complete units are included here for use, you may also choose select activities that work within existing units. It is important to ensure that the activities that you...

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