Course: HSCI 465ELM. Teaching Health in the Elementary School Classroom (1)
Prerequisite: Restricted to College of Education Credential students. This is a survey course that explores the practical application of selected strategies for the teaching of health education subject matter in the elementary-school classroom. The effective utilization of instructional methodologies that relate to information/concept development, skill development, open-ended classroom discussion and problem solving are reviewed. State guidelines are reviewed, including “standards” for classroom health instruction and the Health Framework for California Public Schools. The Comprehensive School Health System (CSHS) and its specific components (health services, a healthful and safe school environment. and health education) are examined.