Health, in the BC Ed Learning Standards, has been teamed up with PE. Below is an overview of the Physical Education and Health Learning Standards for each grade. We have included the books below in grade ranges. We will be adding to this collection, so please come back and check again for new titles.
Be Safe on the Internet by Bridget Heos (Grades K-3)
A young boy named Aidan teaches his curious puppy how to stay safe online.
Itsy Bitsy Spider Urgency Emergency by Dosh Archer (Grades K-3)
A spider arrives at City Hospital with some strange head injuries. How did this happen? And does it have anything to do with all the water rushing down the water spout? Early readers have never been such fun! With bright color illustrations on every page, minimal easy-to-read text and a brilliantly fast-paced plot, this animal hospital adventure story will have young readers devouring the pages.
Erik the Red Sees Green by Julie Anderson (Grades K-3)
Exuberant redhead Erik always tries his best, but he just can’t understand why he’s missing homework questions at school and messing up at soccer practice. Then one day in art class everyone notices that Erik’s painted a picture of himself with green hair! It turns out he’s not just creative, he’s color blind, too. Color blindness, also known as Color Vision Deficiency (CVD), affects a significant percentage of the population. The tendency to color-code learning materials in classrooms can make it especially hard for kids with CVD. But once Erik is diagnosed, he and his parents, teachers, coach, and classmates figure out solutions that work with his unique way of seeing, and soon he’s back on track.
Franklin Goes to the Hospital by Paulette Bourgeois (Grades K-3)
In this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero goes to the hospital for an operation to repair his broken shell, and everyone thinks he’s being very brave. But Franklin is only pretending to be fearless. He’s worried that his X-rays will show just how frightened he is inside. With the help of Dr. Bear, Franklin learns that even though he’s feeling scared, he can still be brave.
My Amazing Body by Pat Thomas (Grades K-3)
Aspects of health and fitness are explained so younger children can understand them. Kids learn the importance of a good diet and exercise, and are encouraged to make positive decisions about caring for themselves.
No Dragons for Tea by Jean E. Pendziwol (Grades K-3)
In the first intstallment of the Dragon Safety Series, a dragon’s flame-filled tea party turns into a rhyming and reassuring lesson in fire safety.
Lint ball Leo’s Not-so-stupid Questions about your Body by Walt Larimore
‘Everything a boy should know, but won’t ask!’ Finally, everything you wanted to know about your body, but you’ve just been too chicken to ask. Lintball Leo’s Not–So-Stupid Questions About Your Body is the first book for boys that gives honest answers to real questions about your body from a biblical perspective. No, you’re not falling apart—you’re just growing up! But there’s no need to fear, when Lintball Leo is near. He’s your personal guide to understanding your body. With information about everything from steroid use to body parts, there’s not a question Lintball Leo hasn’t heard. These aren’t questions some adult made up, but they’re real questions asked by real boys just like you. You want to know the truth? Now you can, because Lintball Leo’s Not–So-Stupid Questions About Your Body gives you the facts—no holds barred! Through imaginative and innovative products, Zonderkidz is feeding young souls.
Taking Godly Care of My Body by Anna Layton Sharp (Grades 2-5)
Have fun with faith using Taking Godly Care of My Body for grades 2–5! This 80-page book provides Scripture-based information for teachers and fun projects that help children establish a lifelong path of treating their bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit. The book also includes engaging activities, discussion questions, and enlightening media-literacy projects.
Discover Nutrition and Health (Grades 4-6)
Lessons focus on food groups, calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and the need for water. Activities encourage students to examine their daily diets for balanced nutrition. General background information, suggested activities, questions for discussion, and answers are included. Encourage students to keep completed pages in a folder or notebook for further reference and review.
Nutrition, Food and Healthy Eating by Brenda Croft (Grades 4-6)
Our unit on nutrition will give students an understanding of how nutrition is an important part of our daily lives. “We Are What We Eat” will be the major theme throughout this unit. The lessons will delve into the basic food groups, the nutritional value of the foods we eat, how our bodies digest and use food, the importance of water and fiber in our diet, food labels, food preparation, food allergies, and food safety. Within each lesson there are lesson plans, notes, questions, experiments, worksheets, and other fun activities to reinforce this nutrition unit. This Life Science lesson provides a teacher and student section with a variety of reading passages, activities, crossword, word search and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.
Life Skills by Mark Twain Media (Grades 5 and up)
Guide students in grades 5 and up toward a healthy lifestyle, both physically and financially, using Life Skills: Preparing Students for the Future. This 128-page book covers topics such as work ethic, nutrition, exercise, sexually transmitted diseases, drugs, and preparing financially for the future. Graphic organizers, self inventories, puzzles, real-life situations, and cloze activities provide creative opportunities for students to assess their own lifestyles and make good choices for the future.
Health, Wellness and Physical Fitness by Don Blattner (Grades 5-8)
Health, Wellness, and Physical Fitness is designed to teach students everything they need to know to make informed decisions for a lifetime of wellness. Aligned to Common Core State Standards, the activities in this workbook teach students about heredity, exercise, and nutrition, as well as tobacco, illegal drugs, mental health, and becoming a wise consumer. Self-assessments, real-world situations, games, puzzles, and quizzes reinforce these important lessons while also building strong, independent learners.
How to Handle Cyberbullies by Ann Truesdell (Grades 4-8)
As the internet and online interaction have become a major part of more people’s lives, the presence of cyberbulling has grown. Readers of this book will find out what makes a cyberbully and consider whether their own actions online could be considered cyberbullying. They will also learn appropriate ways of dealing with cyberbullies and find out what to do if they see one in action.
The Case of the Rusty Nail (Annie Biotica) (Grades 4-8)
Rabies . . . tetanus . . . West Nile disease . . .What do you get when you combine evil microbes trying to harm the nervous system and a super detective skilled at Body System Disease Investigations? You get crime-solving super sleuth Annie Biotica! Join Annie’s team: Read the case, check out a line-up of the disease suspects, test the body system for infection, and help Annie Biotica and her science team crack the case! These engaging and easy-to-read books use the scientific method to decipher symptoms, review lab results, and diagnose and treat diseases. Some cases must be solved by you!
Red Madness by Gail Jarrow (Grades 5-7)
One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America’s South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award-winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow tracks this disease, commonly known as pellagra, and highlights how doctors, scientists, and public health officials finally defeated it. Illustrated with 100 archival photographs, Red Madness includes stories about real-life pellagra victims and accounts of scientific investigations. It concludes with a glossary, timeline, further resources, author’s note, bibliography, and index.
An Apple a Day by Joe Schwarcz (Grade 8+)
Eat salmon. It’s full of good omega-3 fats. Don’t eat salmon. It’s full of PCBs and mercury. Eat more veggies. They’re full of good antioxidants. Don’t eat more veggies. The pesticides will give you cancer.
Forget your dinner jacket and put on your lab coat: you have to be a nutritional scientist these days before you sit down to eat — which is why we need Dr. Joe Schwarcz, the expert who’s famous for connecting chemistry to everyday life. In An Apple a Day, he’s taken his thorough knowledge of food chemistry, applied it to today’s top food fears, trends and questions, and leavened it with his trademark lighthearted approach. The result is both an entertaining revelation of the miracles of science happening in our bodies every time we bite into a morsel of food, and a telling exploration of the myths, claims, and misconceptions surrounding our obsession with diets, nutrition and weight.
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Web-Links Library Resources!
HCOS has a wonderful Web-Link Library full of online resources available that we are adding to every week. Here are some of our health-related Link highlights that can be found in the Web-Link Library and some of our health topic main pages.
Geocaching! – There are millions of geocaches hidden around the world; there are probably some near you right now. This is good for teaching kids how to use both coordinates and a GPS. Its outdoor education where some geocaches are a physical feat to find (skill level of each listed on the site). Great for developing problem-solving skills and a love for outdoor adventures. Get the free official geocaching app and start finding them!
Pokémon go! – Catch Pokémon in the real world with Pokémon Go! . 1) Kids love this! 2) It makes them go for a walk! If we have something that inspires kids to get out and move with the plus of having fun, why discourage it?
Dance Tutorial // Bethel Music Kids – Do your kids love to dance? This video will give you step by step instructions with Fred and bethel music kids to a choreographed dance to “deep cries out” that was used in the music video from the bethel music kids album + film, “come alive.” Full Music Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gFwpOjF-5o
Web-Link Library Resource Pages:
Healthy Living – Resources to cover teaching materials on healthy lifestyles.
Physical Education – All sites that include information on nutrition, physical activities, sports, games, and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Nutrition – Nutrition is important to our physical health. We need proper fuel to keep our bodies going strong.
Dance – Motion to music, good for the body and soul.
Video Resources – Not all of these videos are health related but there are some health-related videos in here.