Adopted Curriculum Materials

Instructional Resources – K-5: The adopted DoDEA resources for grades K-5 is: The Great Body Shop.  The Great Body Shop (TGBS) is a comprehensive health education curriculum that is sequential, developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive and medically accurate. TGBS is aligned to the National Health Education Standards and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricular and the core concepts recommended by CDC’s HECAT.

Instructional Resources – 6-8: The adopted DoDEA resources for grades 6-8 is: Goodheart-Wilcox’s Comprehensive Health Skills for Middle SchoolEach grade level has specific content that correlates with the National Health Standards. The student edition for all three grade levels, focuses on building life skills for students, including assessing your health, making good decisions, setting goals, using refusal skills, communicating effectively, evaluating media message, coping, being a wise consumer and practicing wellness.

Instructional Resources – 9-12: The adopted DoDEA resource for Heath Education for grades 9-12 is Pearson Health produced by SAVVAS (formerly Pearson).  The Student Edition features an easy-to navigate, student-friendly design that engages students while building ten essential life skills, such as health-enhancing decision making, refusal skills and conflict resolution, and self- and community advocacy, and goal setting. 

Professional Associations

Penn State Social Science Research Institute – MTSS

The Penn State Social Science Research Institute, is an interdisciplinary team of research faculty and staff, and creative services professionals committed to providing outstanding support to professionals who provide programs and services to military families. Their vision is to help support United States military families with practices and programs that are known to be effective based on science and evidence. A key feature of this research is the piloting of a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS), a framework many schools use to give targeted support to struggling students.                                                                                                                     

SHAPE America - National Health Standards
SHAPE America's National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education define what a student should know and be able to do as result of a highly effective physical education program.

SHAPE America - Appropriate Practices Guidelines, K-12
The primary purpose of this document is to provide guidance for key stakeholders in school-based health education, including but not limited to health educators, physical educators, school nurses, principals, teacher evaluators, community members and higher education faculty. The document articulates best practices in school-based health education in order to support the implementation of effective health education as a critical component of any school system. A secondary purpose of this document is to provide a tool that can be used to enhance communication among stakeholders involved in school-based health education. Greater alignment among individuals and groups involved with health education will lead to more support for and more effective implementation of health education in schools. 

National Initiatives

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Healthy Schools Program is playing a vital role in the nationwide movement to reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity by helping individual schools make changes from the ground up.

American Cancer Society
Learn the American Cancer Society's guidelines for diet and activity and find tips for a healthy lifestyle and community.

CDC - Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) - Health Education
CDC’s role in School Health: CDC promotes the health and well-being of adolescents through schools, enabling them to become healthy and productive adults.
Healthy People 2030 challenges individuals, communities, and professionals to take specific steps to ensure that good health, as well as long life, are enjoyed by all.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
The mission of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education is to promote academic excellence, enhance educational opportunities and equity for all of America's children and families, and to improve the quality of teaching and learning by providing leadership, technical assistance and financial support.

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