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Now with even better alignment to CDC's Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) and National Health Education Standards
The elementary grade levels of the HealthSmart comprehensive K–12 health education program have been updated in a second edition. AllHealthSmart grades now clearly focus on the essential concepts and skills students need to know and practice to adopt healthy behaviors. Lessons and activities are tailored to the developmental capabilities of students at each grade level (K–5), and cover these key health content areas:
All elementary grades come with a Teacher Guide that contains the easy-to teach lessons, with clear objectives, teaching steps and assessment. Grades K–2 come with 6 Classroom Posters (17" x 22") that provide a colorful, large-format way to reinforce the practice of key healthy behaviors; while Grades 3–5 now feature Student Workbooks that include all student reading and activity sheets and provide a complete portfolio of student work for review and assessment.
Colorful images are used to introduce health concepts and skills, stimulate student thinking and keep lessons lively and fun. Images are provided in a PowerPoint slide show and PDF formats. Teacher Masters include take-home family sheets, teacher pages and activity sheets for group projects.
Educators who purchase HealthSmart have access to the HealthSmart Teacher Support Website that features a wealth of free digital resources, including the Lesson Planning Tool that gives teachers the power to quickly customize a HealthSmart lesson plan.
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We've pulled together new Comprehensive Sexual Health Lesson Plans for middle and high school.
All lessons are aligned to the Knowledge and Skill Expectations for Sexual Health in the CDC's Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT), as well as the National Sexuality Education Standards. A great resource for CDC DASH grantees, or anyone who wants to focus on exemplary, comprehensive sexual health education.
Current HealthSmart Print users can follow this list to see which lessons to teach from the various units.
The online birth control lesson for middle school has been updated, and we've added two new fact sheets to the high school lesson to include the female condom and the sponge. We also recommend reviewing the methods in order of effectiveness to place an emphasis on long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods, which are safe and effective for young people.
The family letters and take-home family activities for HealthSmart Middle and High School are now available in Spanish!
Print Edition users can access the Spanish versions of these materials on the Digital Resources page under Print Edition in the menu bar.
For Middle School click HERE >>
For High School click HERE >>
Digital Edition users will find the Spanish versions in the Related Resources sidebar for the relevant unit and lessons.
Now you can see how your health lessons support the Common Core State Standards!
Read more about how HealthSmart activities support Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts in the areas of Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening and Language.
HealthSmart sexual health lessons in Grades K through 12 have been aligned to the National Seuxality Education Standards.
Click here to see how the lessons support the NSES.
HealthSmart is now available in a digital edition.
The Digital Edition of HealthSmart gives teachers and schools access to the entire comprehensive K-12 program. It features everything needed to teach HealthSmart in one convenient electronic format.
On a scale of 1 to 10, the first edition was a 9... but the new second edition of HealthSmart is a 20!
—Marlene K. Tappe, PhD, MCHES, Professor & Chair,
Department of Health Science, Minnesota State University
The HealthSmart middle and high school programs have undergone substantial revision. New features and improvements include:
HealthSmart continues to be teacher friendly, and contains everything needed to teach the comprehensive program. Teacher preparation is minimal, and teaching steps are clearly defined. The HealthSmart program remains committed to providing activities that build a personal value for health, shape healthy peer norms, and enhance students’ power to make healthy choices that contribute to a better future.