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Hempfield Area School District

Health Curriculum
Grade One
Unit 1: Look Out!
Subject Health Grade Level 1
Unit Look out Time Frame September
Content Standards
10.3.3.C Recognize conflict situations and identify strategies to avoid or resolve.

Understandings/Big Idea Essential Question(s)


● People have feelings and there are verbal and nonverbal cues ● How can you express your feelings in healthy and unhealthy
associated with them. ways?

Knowledge/Concepts Skills/Competencies
Students will know… Students will be able to…
● Feelings and cues associated with each ● Identify a variety of feelings and the cues that go with
● Ways to talk things out or work things out nonviolently them.
● There are private parts on the body and safe/unsafe touches ● Discover why talking to someone can help you when you
are upset.
● Practice ways to talk things out or work things out
nonviolently.
● Define private and identify parts of your body.
● Analyze the difference between safe, unsafe, and confusing
touches.
Unit 2: Head to Toe
Subject Health Grade Level 1
Unit Head to Toe Time Frame October
Content Standards
10.1.3.B Identify and know the location and function of the major body organs and systems.

Understandings/Big Idea Essential Question(s)


Overarching Understanding Overarching
● Your body has several parts and each has a different function. ● How does our body work?

Knowledge/Concepts Skills/Competencies
Students will know… Students will be able to…
● Body Parts and Their Functions ● Identify body parts and functions including the five
● Function of Blood senses, brain, lungs, heart, teeth, bones, and skin.
● Healthy Behaviors ● Explain how blood goes through the body and helps each
● Uniqueness of one’s body organ function.
● List age-appropriate ways to take care of your body.
● Discover your own body’s uniqueness and your own
special talents
Unit 3: Why Do We Eat?
Subject Health Grade Level 1
Unit Why Do We Eat? Time Frame November
Content Standards
10.1.3.C Explain the role of my food plate in helping people eat a healthy diet.

Understandings/Big Idea Essential Question(s)


Overarching Understanding Overarching
● Making good food choices will affect how my body feels. ● How does food affect your body?

Knowledge/Concepts Skills/Competencies
Students will know… Students will be able to…
● Food is transformed into energy ● Explain the words food, fuel, and energy and tell how
● The consequences of food selections food is transformed into energy.
● The differences between healthful and less foods ● Explain the affects food has on your body.
● The rules for eating using MyPlate ● Identify healthful food and
● Be able to plan a healthful meal using MyPlate..
Unit 4: All About Medicine
Subject Health Grade Level 1
Unit All About Medicine Time Frame December
Content Standards
10.1.3.D Know age appropriate drug information.
1. Definition of drugs
2. Effects of drugs
3. Proper use of medicine
4. Healthy/unhealthy risk-taking (e.g. inhalant use, smoking)

Understandings/Big Idea Essential Question(s)


Overarching Understanding Overarching
● The positive and negative effects of medicine on your body. ● What is medicine and how should it be used properly?

Knowledge/Concepts Skills/Competencies
Students will know… Students will be able to…
● What is medicine ● Differentiate between medicines, non-medicines and
● Who is a trusted adult to give medicine vitamins.
● How medicine helps the body ● Name appropriate adults who can give medicine to a child.
● Medicines can be harmful ● Discover how medicine helps the body.
● Identify medicines as drugs.
Unit 5: Happy, Sad and In Between
Subject Health Grade Level 1
Unit Happy, Sad and In Between Time Frame September
Content Standards
10.3.3.C All students recognize conflict situations and identify strategies to avoid or resolve.

Understandings/Big Idea Essential Question(s)


Overarching Understanding Overarching
● People have feelings. Feelings are often expressed with verbal and ● How can you express your feelings in healthy and unhealthy
nonverbal cues. ways?

Knowledge/Concepts Skills/Competencies
Students will know… Students will be able to…
● Feelings and cues associated with each ● Identify a variety of feelings and the cues that go with
● Ways to talk things out or work things out nonviolently them.
● There are private parts on the body and safe/unsafe touches ● Discover why talking to someone can help you when you
are upset.
● Practice ways to talk things out or work things out
nonviolently.
● Define private and identify parts of your body.
● Analyze the difference between safe, unsafe, and confusing
touches.
Unit 6: Get Well Soon
Subject Health Grade Level 1
Unit Get Well Soon Time Frame See Attached Schedule
Content Standards
10.1.3.D All students will identify types and causes of common health problems of children.

Understandings/Big Idea Essential Question(s)


Overarching Understanding Overarching
● Good hygiene is essential to good health. ● How can good hygiene prevent sickness in yourself and
others?

Knowledge/Concepts Skills/Competencies
Students will know… Students will be able to…
● signs of illness ● identify the signs of illness
● what germs are and discover how they spread ● define germs and discover how they spread
● things you can do to get better ● identify things you can do which help you get better
● rules which keep our community free from illness caused by germs ● practice ways to help keep the community clean