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Health and Physical Education for Elementary Classroom Teachers 2nd Edition
With HKPropel Access

Health and Physical Education for Elementary Classroom Teachers 2nd Edition With HKPropel Access

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    In elementary schools across the United States, many teachers tasked with teaching health education or physical education have not had training in these areas. Health and Physical Education for Elementary Classroom Teachers: An Integrated Approach, Second Edition, is the perfect resource for these educators. It covers both health and physical education while giving current and preservice teachers the skills to deliver appropriate lessons to their young students.

    In this second edition, Retta Evans and Sandra Sims, respected educators and physical education advocates, provide everything teachers need in order to seamlessly incorporate health education and physical education into an integrated curriculum. Based on national health education, physical education, and state-specific academic standards, this is a guide that will help teachers empower elementary students to become healthy and active.

    A new chapter dedicated to contextual considerations of the learner will guide teachers to better understand factors that may affect learning and give them ideas for changing students’ health behaviors.

    The new edition’s ancillary products, offered through HKPropel, allow teachers to put concepts from the text into use with their students. Instructor ancillaries include the following:
    • Sample syllabus
    • Chapter resources, including an overview, outline, and review questions with answers
    • Approximately 25 chapter questions, using various levels of Webb’s depth of knowledge framework, to help in creating quick assessments of student learning or in building custom tests
    • Approximately 200 slides to reinforce key points
    Also new to this edition are related student resources delivered through HKPropel, which include lab exercises that allow education students to practice the material they are learning and design their own standards-based lesson plans that integrate health and physical education. Learning activities and key terms with definitions align with each chapter in the text. The resources also include sample integrated activity plans for each of the five physical education standards and each of the eight health education standards.

    Health and Physical Education for Elementary Classroom Teachers is organized into two parts. Part I focuses on the foundational knowledge needed for teaching health and physical education. It addresses risky behaviors relevant to today’s generation of students, the impact of children’s physical growth on learning and decision making, and the characteristics and benefits of a high-quality physical education program. It also includes the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model as a way to facilitate school-wide collaboration that connects education to wellness.

    Part II emphasizes the strategies necessary for incorporating health, physical education, and physical activity into the curriculum and school day. It discusses how teachers can become advocates of healthy and active schools, identify habits that promote everyday health in the classroom, and incorporate physical activity and the national standards into each school day. It also presents teaching methods, assessment tools, and evaluation strategies to ensure teaching success.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.


    Text for undergraduate methods courses on teaching physical education and health education. Reference for elementary classroom teachers.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Role of Health and Physical Education in the Classroom

    Chapter 1. Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
    Defining Health in the 21st Century
    History of Health in Culture
    History of Health in the United States
    U.S. Health in the 21st Century
    Healthy Behaviors Begin in Childhood
    Responsibility of Classroom Teachers
    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Chapter 2. Contextual Considerations of the Learner
    Brain Development in Children and Adolescents
    Physical Development and Health
    Factors That May Affect Learning
    Psychosocial Considerations for Changing Health Behavior
    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Chapter 3. A Coordinated Approach to Healthier Students
    Unhealthy Habits
    Federal Policies Designed to Improve Student Health
    Need for Collaboration Between Education and Health
    Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model
    Applying the WSCC Model
    Best Practices
    Role of Teachers
    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Chapter 4. Health Education
    Comprehensive School Health Education
    Planning the Curriculum
    Teaching Controversial Topics
    Professional Development
    Effective Teaching Methods
    Developmental Strategies When Teaching
    Assessment of Student Learning
    Teaching Students With Chronic Conditions
    Facilitators of Quality Health Education
    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Chapter 5. Physical Education
    Defining Physical Activity
    Defining Physical Education
    Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool
    Standard 1
    Standard 2
    Standard 3
    Standard 4
    Standard 5
    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Part II. How to Integrate Health and Physical Education Into the Classroom

    Chapter 6. Creating a Healthy Classroom
    Policies That Support Student Health
    Physical Activity Policies
    Classroom Practices That Promote Student Health
    Classroom Health Throughout the Year
    Dimensions of a Healthy Classroom
    Back-to-School Supply List
    Unhealthy Teaching Practices
    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Chapter 7. Creating an Active Classroom
    Physical Activity Outside of Planned Academic Instruction
    Physical Activity Integrated Into Planned Academic Instruction
    Equipment Needs for an Active Classroom
    Class Management and Organization
    Inappropriate Practices
    Class Behavior Management
    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Chapter 8. Integrating Health Education Into the Classroom
    National Standards for Academic Performance
    National Health Education Standards
    Brainstorm Integration Ideas
    Link Health Education Standards With Academic Standards
    Develop Grade-Specific Interdisciplinary Activities
    Develop an Integrated Activity Plan
    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Chapter 9. Integrating Physical Education Into the Classroom
    National Standards for Academic Performance
    National Standards for K-12 Physical Education
    Brainstorm Integration Ideas
    Link Physical Education Standards With Academic Standards
    Develop Grade-Specific Interdisciplinary Activities
    Develop an Integrated Activity Plan
    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Chapter 10. Advocating for a Healthy, Active School
    Advocacy in the Classroom
    Advocacy in the School
    Advocacy for Parents and the Community
    Advocacy Tips for Using a Media Source
    Advocacy Tips for Policymakers and Administrators
    Chapter Wrap-Up

    Appendix A. National Health Education Standards
    Appendix B. National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education
    Appendix C. Examples of Health Education Integrated Activity Plans
    Appendix D. Examples of Physical Education Integrated Activity Plans

    About the Author

    Retta R. Evans, PhD, MCHES, is a professor of health education in the School of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Evans has spent more than 20 years teaching and mentoring aspiring health educators at the undergraduate and graduate levels. During this time, she has also worked to improve health curricula and develop health initiatives in schools. She worked with the Alabama State Department of Education to revise the state standards for a course of study in health education, and she was part of a team that worked with school systems to implement comprehensive physical activity plans across Alabama. Dr. Evans received the Health Educator of the Year Award from the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance as well as the College/University Health Education Professional of the Year Award from the Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Southern District. Dr. Evans conducts research focused primarily on schools and youth nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention.

    Sandra K. Sims, PhD, associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has more than two decades of experience as a public school teacher. Since 2005 she has taught physical education methods courses as well as a course for elementary classroom teachers that integrates physical education and health education into the classroom. Besides being named Physical Education Teacher of the Year for Alabama and the SHAPE America Southern District for two years, Sims was selected as Teacher of the Year for her school, school system, and school district. Dr. Sims was named the College/University Physical Educator of the Year by the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and was chosen College/University Physical Educator of the Year in the SHAPE America Southern District. Dr. Sims’ research focuses on promoting quality physical education at all levels.


    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor and student ancillaries are now available through HKPropel, a new platform that provides quick and easy access to materials and these new features:

    • Free ebooks for instructors with an ebook reader built into HKPropel
    • Convenient access to all instructor ancillaries in one location
    • Download options—download files to access your ancillary materials offline or develop printed handouts for students
    • Seamless integration with your LMS—compatible with Respondus, Blackboard, and other QTI-enabled LMS applications

    Instructor guide. Includes an introduction, sample syllabus, and chapter overviews, objectives, outlines, and review questions with answers to accompany the text.

    Test package. Contains 15 to 20 questions per chapter in multiple-choice format.

    Presentation package. Includes more than 200 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel.

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