K-5 Health Curriculum

The mission of the Oregon Department of Education and David Douglas School District is to foster equity and excellence for every learner.  Health Education standards help define the knowledge and skills students will need throughout their K-12 experience.  Standards also provide consistency in what is taught to students across our state to ensure equity in education. At David Douglas School District, we understand how concepts for life long health must be taught in an age appropriate way. Our lessons practice these key health skills.

Main Health Standards and Performance Indicators:

Standard 1:  Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.

Standard 2:  Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.

Standard 3:  Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.

Standard 4:  Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard 5:  Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.

Standard 6:  Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.

Standard 7:  Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard 8:  Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

Age Appropriate Standards for Each Grade

Each student will engage in lessons that support the development of these lifelong skills in age appropriate ways. 

Kindergarten Indicators
Grade 1 Indicators
Grade 2 Indicators
Grade 3 Indicators
Grade 4 Indicators
Grade 5 Indicators

The Great Body Shop

The words THE GREAT BODY SHOP; come in and learn about your body

David Douglas School district has adopted The Great Body Shop for its K-5 Health Curriculum.

THE GREAT BODY SHOP is a comprehensive health education curriculum that is sequential, developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, and medically accurate.  THE GREAT BODY SHOP is aligned to Oregon Health Education Standards. It is also aligned to the Healthy People 2020 initiative, the National Education Standards, the National Sexuality Education Standards, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricular and the core concepts recommended by the CDC’s HECAT.

THE GREAT BODY SHOP is designed primarily for children and their families.  Student Issues are sent to schools every month.  The Student Issue looks like a health magazine and is used like a periodical or informational text.  At the end of the unit, students take the Student Issue home and use them for family activities and discussions.

View the K-5 THE GREAT BODY SHOP topics

Health Lessons also cover topics related to Human Sexuality Education. For more information about Human Sexuality Education in grades K-5 at David Douglas, click on this link to Human Sexuality > K-5 Curriculum.