Health Education Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (# 7979)
These state-adopted standards identify the knowledge and skills for teaching all students to increase health-promoting behaviors and reduce risk-taking behaviors. The standards identify eight overarching standards that define broad skill sets (such as goal setting and decision making) and six health content areas (such as nutrition and physical activity and mental, emotional, and social health). The document applies overarching standards to each health content area to create specific grade-level standards to guide instruction.
Health Education Assessment Project Series
This guide provides six units with lesson plans, games, and teaching tips to increase the time that students are active. Each activity and lesson outlines objectives, necessary equipment, and procedures.
National Health Education Standards: Achieving Health Literacy (#5503)
This document includes the eight standards that outline the essential health knowledge and skills that students should know and be able to achieve. The national standards are closely aligned and provide a background to the California Health Education Content Standards.
Elementary Makes the Grade
This document presents recommendations, guidance, and information on resources from the California Department of Education’s
Elementary Grades Task Force for the Implementation of Standards-Based Education. Of particular relevance to school health are recommendations #6 (Teach all Disciplines), #9 (Build Partnerships with Other Stakeholders to Meet the Needs of the Whole Child), and #10 (Develop and Reinforce Positive Character Traits).
CHKRC Library Page
The California Healthy Kids Resource Center (CHKRC) is a statewide circulating library with reviewed health and safety resources available for four week loan, with free delivery, within California.
California Department of Education—Content Standards
Includes health content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education, designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.
California Department of Education—Learning Support
Provides resources and instructional strategies that give students the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual support needed to learn.
Provides assessment skill posters, rubric cards, and other resources for teaching the California Health Education Content Standards.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)—School Health Index
Provides a self-assessment and planning tool that schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs.