K-5 Health is not teacher led. Learning Coaches are responsible for working through health curriculum(s) with their student and updating the appropriate attendance. 30 attendance hours* are required for Health, which is reported to the Georgia Department of Education.
*Note: The above expectation is adjusted based on student enrollment date.
The following are suggested sites. Certain links may contain subject matter not every parent chooses for their students to study. We strongly recommend that the Learning Coach make certain the material is appropriate for their student.
Learn To Be Healthy: health related games and information on topics such as nutrition, adolescence and the five senses. You will also have access to many other health related resources such as recipes and health tips directly from this site. Students will need to register and have an email account in order to login.
Kids Health for Kids: explore ways to keep bodies, minds, and insect bites clean and healthy! Students can research recipes, ways to deal with feelings and even how to prevent mosquito bites. There are games as well as a kid friendly medical terminology glossary. Also available in Espanol!
Children, Youth, and Women’s Health Services: health and practical information, recipes, kid friendly solutions to common problems and concerns, and interactive games.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia children’s website: take a tour of a ‘children’s hospital’ and meet the staff. Explore the many floors of the hospital as well as learn the terminology used.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: The NIEHS has developed this site to help kids make the connection between the environment and their health. The Read all about it! page covers information on environmental health, and the rest of the site brings together jokes and riddles, games and activities, art and word puzzles, and even a section on rewarding careers in the environmental health sciences. This page is more for fun and reinforcement than introduction of new material.
Colgate Kid’s World: learn about healthy teeth, play teeth related puzzle games, and print a teeth- brushing chart.
Children’s First For Health: read real stories written by children about their medical journeys.
The National Center for Environmental Health: understand what important jobs are done to keep the world safe and healthy! Learn what steps are taken in a natural disaster, how cruise ships and airplanes are made safe for vacations as well as learning about babies and children born with birth defects.
Medtropolis: articles about health, body, and medicine. Information about college, jobs, peer pressure, exercise, and recipes.
Dole 5 a Day: create and print personalized recipes, learn the history of fruits and vegetables using the online fruit and veggie encyclopedia, and play nutrition games.
K-5 All Systems Are Go: Students are presented with a body system and a variety of organs. Students drag and drop all the organs that belong in that particular body system.
BrainPOP Health: a multitude of health topics complete with animated videos and follow-up activities.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.): material that reinforces the D.A.R.E. message. Areas that promote a positive self-concept, sections that encourage kids to say "No" to drug use.
Explore Your Dream World: an exploration of sleep and how it can affect health.
The Food Timeline: how foods have evolved throughout the ages.
Health Smart: education about germs, hygiene, and safety practices.
Abduction Prevention Program: Topics include “Abduction, Kids and Guns, General Safety, and Internet safety”
National Crime Prevention Council: topics on Crime Prevention, links on bullying, child abuse and neglect, child development, and child safety. Access to on-line publications, books, articles, agencies and organizations.
Safe Kids: explore online safety.