LEVEL 2 Health Curriculum
- A bathing suit is used to identify and reinforce that they cover up the private parts of the body.
- Students will be able to recognize "ok" and "not ok" touches.
- Factual information regarding strangers/people they know, friendliness/force in the majority of abuse cases.
- Reinforcement of the safety rule: Say no, get away, tell an adult that they trust.
- The importance of an assertive response in an abusive situation is discussed.
- Students are made aware of the fact that abuse is never their fault.
- The book, Touches, is read and discussed.
- The video, The Most Unusual Tale, is shown and discussed.
- Students are asked, "What is a stranger? Can you tell if they are good or bad just by looking at them?"
- Two photos are shown, (Dr. Mark Crawford and Dog the Bounty Hunter) are shown to students and asked if there was an emergency, which of these strangers would they go to for help, and a discussion follows.
- The book, Not Everyone Is Nice, is read and discussed.
- Different situations are presented and what they would do if ever in that situation.
- Importance of always to: Say no, run away, and tell a trusted adult.
- A word search is given out as an activity.
- A Winnie the Pooh video, Too Smart for Strangers, is shown to students.
- Students will understand the term germs with specificity to viruses, bacteria and fungus.
- Students will begin to comprehend how germs are spread.
- Reinforcement of proper hand washing takes place through discussion.
- Students will understand how germs enter the body through the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and cuts.
- The acronyms HIV and AIDS are introduced.
- Students begin to understand that HIV/AIDS attacks the immune system.
- The two methods of HIV/AIDS transmission, blood to blood, and dirty drug needles are introduced and discussed.
- Students will begin to understand how they can prevent themselves from contracting HIV/AIDS in regards to blood to blood and dirty drug needles.
- Students will circle and underline on a handout, actions that can spread HIV/AIDS (blood to blood and dirty drug needles), and actions that cannot spread HIV/AIDS such as hugging, mosquito bites, shaking hands.
NUTRIENTS - DIGESTIVE SYSTEM:
- A handout listing the 5 nutrients is given to students.
- Together as a class, each nutrient is taught with their specific function.
- A handout of the digestive system is provided and together we go over the journey our food takes.
- Students are taught where, specifically, the nutrients are broken down in the digestive system.
- The video, Our Lunch, by The Magic School Bus is shown.
This curriculum is subject to change.
- Definitions of bullying, tattle-taler and bystander are reviewed.
- A YouTube vignette called, The Meanest Girl in Second Grade, is shown and discussed.
- A handout is given called, We Are All Different. Eleven questions are asked of the students showing how we are all different.
- Another YouTube vignette called, Don't Laugh at Me, is shown and discussion on how important it is to be kind to each other.