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Harcourt Health Overview

The Powerpoint file above may be used to re-deliver the Harcourt Health Overview.
Please view presenter notes for an explanation of each slide.
Additional Harcourt links are found under the Health Resources Link (see link in the L toolbar)

Mark's Presentation on Obesity, Physical Activity, and Academic Achievement

Dr. Brent Heidorn's Presentation on Physical Activity

Youth Physical Activity Guidelines - CDC

A student’s health directly influences his or her success in school and beyond. For this reason, parents and teachers need to understand factors that reinforce healthy and unhealthy behaviors. Health Education in Cobb County School District is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to: make decisions, become advocates of healthy living, and choose healthy behaviors for life. A unified approach to education for health and wellness (parents, community, school) coupled with a planned, sequential curriculum in health education throughout the school years, is necessary to nurture the development of a lifestyle that fosters and exemplifies good health and supports learning.

The Cobb Performance Standards for Health Education outline the comprehensive scope of the program and the skills and knowledge students should acquire to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Long-term, cooperative efforts among schools, parents and communities are necessary to provide effective comprehensive health education for our students. Parents are viewed as the students’ first and primary health educator in health education with the schools serving in a collaborative role. Research shows the link between health, physical activity, and academic achievement (see CDC Report)

Students who are in good health and who have their social and emotional needs met, can concentrate better on learning than those who are sick or distracted. Schools that create a Coordinated School Health approach to meet student and staff needs are more effective in creating an environment where students can learn. (ASCD)

Health Education Program Goals

As a result of studying Health Education in the Cobb County School District, all students should be able to:

  • Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.
  • Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

Health Education Instructional Resources

Elementary School
Lesson Plan Ideas

Physical Activities in the Classroom (Dr. Heidorn)

National Health Observances

Harcourt Health and Fitness

Health Teacher.com

CCSD 5th Grade Puberty Program

Promethean Planet

SMART Exchange

Interactive health Lessons

Game Goo

ChooseMyPlate.gov

The Southeast United Dairy Industry Assn.

Dole 5 a Day

VERB: It's What You Do!!

American Heart: Activities for Kids

Georgia Dept. of Education

CDC: Adolescent and Youth

Kids Health

SunWise

Kaiser Permenente (Educational Theatre)

Teachers.net

Common Core

School Bus Safety

Human Growth and Development Approved Materials

Wellstar Elementary Health Presentations

Middle School
Lesson Plan Ideas

National Health Observances

Glencoe Teen Health

ChooseMyPlate.gov

MEDtropolis-Virtual Body

VERB: It's What You Do !!

Georgia Dept. of Education

CDC: Adolescent and Youth

Kids Health

SunWise

Activating Strategies

Summarizing Strategies

6th Grade HGD Parent Letter

7th Grade HGD Parent Letter

8th Grade HGD Parent Letter

Human Growth and Development Approved Materials

Choosing the Best Way

Choosing the Best Path

Choosing the Best Life

Wellstar Middle School Presentations

Common Core Articles
(Exercise and Nutrition)

Health Articles

Resource Templates for Common Core Informational Text, Speaking and Listening, and Writing

Collaborative Discussions and
Writing (exemplar)

Annotating Text (exemplar)

High School
Lesson Plan Ideas

National Health Observances

Glencoe Health

ChooseMyPlate.gov

Georgia Dept. of Education

CDC: Adolescent and Youth

Activating Strategies

Summarizing Strategies

HS HGD Parent Letter

Human Growth and Development Approved Materials

Choosing the Best Journey

Common Core Articles
(Exercise and Nutrition)

Health Articles

Resource Templates for Common Core Informational Text, Speaking and Listening, and Writing

Health Literacy Lesson
(Energy Drinks)

Instructional Strategies

Activating Strategies

Balanced Literacy

Cause/Effect

Compare/Contrast

Expository Text

Georgia State University

Graphic Organizers

Harcourt Reading Skills

Harcourt Vocabulary

Interactive Reading Websites

Literacy Skills

Main Idea

Phonemic Awareness Games

Predictions

Reading Strategies

ReadingQuest.com

Sequence

Summarizing Strategies

Summary

WebQuests

Technology

CCSD Technology Resources

CCSD Virtual Library

iRespond Resources

SMART Technology

Promethean Technology

United Streaming

Atomic Learning

TypePad BLOG Development

Glencoe Teen Health Podcasts

Technology Downloads

Teaching Health and Using Technology

Technorati.com

TeAchnology

Google Squared

Google Timeline

SMART Math RAPS

Assessment

Authentic Assessment Resources

Kathy Schrock’s Assessment Resources:

Georgia State University: Comprehensive Health and Safety Links

Formative Assessment Strategies

Portfolio Assessment

Journal Prompts
Journal Writing Checklist

Rubrics for Assessment

Cobb Class Keys

Advocacy

Georgia Action for Healthy Kids

Fitness/Academic Achievement Correlation

John Ratey M.D.

Georgia Coalition For Physical Activity And Nutrition (GPAN)

SEARCH Institute
Live Healthy Georgia

Cobb and Douglas Public Health Locations (screenings)

Georgia Action for Healthy Kids

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Professional Organizations

American Association for Health Education

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

Centers for Disease Control - CDC

Georgia Division of Public Health

Georgia Public Health Association

National Health Standards

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The Southeast United Dairy Industry Assn.

Society for Public Health Education

World Health Organization 

National Parent Helpline