Curriculum

HEALTH COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Elementary

In SBISD utilizes the CATCH program to integrate the Health TEKS, with all content areas working together to achieve student mastery. In health education, students acquire the health information and skills necessary to become healthy adults and learn about behaviors in which they should and should not participate.

To achieve that goal, students will understand the following: students should first seek guidance in the area of health from their parents; personal behaviors can increase or reduce health risks throughout the lifespan; health is influenced by a variety of factors; students can recognize and utilize health information and products; and personal/interpersonal skills are needed to promote individual, family, and community health.

Kindergarten - Kindergarten students are taught basic factors that contribute to health literacy. Students learn about their bodies and the behaviors necessary to protect them and keep them healthy. Students also understand how to seek help from parents and other trusted adults.

 

 

1st - In Grade 1, students learn more about their bodies and how to care for themselves. Students also begin to learn that relationships exist between behaviors and health, and that there are community helpers such as nurses and doctors who help them stay healthy. In Grade 1, students also learn skills to help them make friends, resolve conflicts, and solve problems.

 

2nd - In Grade 2, students learn age-appropriate skills to help them stay healthy and safe. Students are taught, in a basic way, that there are external factors that influence our health, and that the students can take responsibility for protecting their health. Students are taught ways to communicate in a healthy way with friends, families, and classmates.

 

3rd -  In Grade 3, students build on the knowledge and skills learned in the second grade. In addition to students learning health knowledge that can help them improve or maintain health habits, students begin to learn about body systems, growth and development, and the relationship between health and the environment. Students are also introduced to interpersonal skills that they will use to communicate and interact with friends and family.

 

4th - In addition to learning age-specific health information on a variety of health topics, students in Grade 4 learn how their behaviors affect their body systems. Students are taught the consequences of unsafe behaviors, and how to protect themselves from harm. Students also learn the value and use of social skills in dealing with peer pressure, communicating effectively, and assisting in forming healthy social relationships.

 

5th - In addition to age-appropriate information about personal health habits, students in Grade 5 are taught about the human body and the changes that come with puberty. Students are taught how to maintain healthy body systems and prevent disease. Students also learn how technology and the media influence personal health and how to apply problem-solving skills to improve or protect their health.

 

Middle School

In SBISD, Health TEKS are integrated into their Health Fitness and Advisory Classes. 8th Graders have a choice to register for High School Health for credit. (See the campus Counselor to receive more information. In middle school, students learn about health behaviors that will safeguard their health as well as information related to understanding puberty and the reproductive process.

Students are taught about factors in their environment that impact, not only their health and the health of their families, but the health of their communities as well. Middle school students learn to refine their critical-thinking skills to avoid unsafe situations, analyze health information and products, and maintain healthy relationships. Students begin to investigate health in the broader context of community. 

6th - In middle school, students learn about health behaviors that will safeguard their health as well as information related to understanding puberty and the reproductive process. Students are taught about factors in their environment that impact, not only their health and the health of their families, but the health of their communities as well. Middle school students learn to refine their critical-thinking skills to avoid unsafe situations, analyze health information and products, and maintain healthy relationships. Students begin to investigate health in the broader context of community.

 

7-8th - In middle school, students learn about health behaviors that will safeguard their health as well as information related to understanding puberty and the reproductive process. Students are taught about factors in their environment that impact, not only their health and the health of their families, but the health of their communities as well. Middle school students learn to refine their critical-thinking skills to avoid unsafe situations, analyze health information and products, and maintain healthy relationships. Students begin to investigate health in the broader context of community.

 

High School

Health is an elective course towards graduation requirements and students chose to take this course. In Health, students develop skills that will make them health-literate adults. Students gain a deeper understanding of the knowledge and behaviors they use to safeguard their health, particularly pertaining to health risks.

Students are taught how to access accurate information that they can use to promote health for themselves and others. Students use problem-solving, research, goal-setting and communication skills to protect their health and that of the community.

In Health, students develop skills that will make them health-literate adults. Students gain a deeper understanding of the knowledge and behaviors they use to safeguard their health, particularly pertaining to health risks. Students are taught how to access accurate information that they can use to promote health for themselves and others. Students use problem-solving, research, goal-setting and communication skills to protect their health and that of the community.  Online Health Course link to information.