Skip to main content
Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Overview

​​​​​​High school is a challenging but also exciting and rewarding time for most students as they transition into young adulthood. Most teens are experiencing a higher level of independence than in earlier grades. Students this age often have adult responsibilities including driving, employment, romantic relationships, or caring for younger family members. Therefore, making standards-based competencies and instructional strategies that foster responsible decision making a critical component of health education (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS] 2017). Some students are embarking on an exciting new experience with their first year of high school. Others are progressing through their academic journey, while students in upper grades are preparing for life after high school. Although it may seem students’ behaviors are well established, health education teachers continue to play a critical role in implementing standards-based instruction, applying evidence-based curriculum and programs, integrating medically accurate resources, and mentoring students to foster a lifetime of healthy behaviors.​​
CA Healthy Kids Resources Center.png
In addition to the resources available for each content area, the CA He​althy Kids Resources Center​ provides access to educational resources that can be borrowed at no cost, including curricula, books, video, and audio.  ​

Health Education Content Areas

Nutrition and Physical Activity

Explore Nutrition and Physical Activity content area resources, curricula, lessons, book lists, classroom activities and more.

Growth, Development, and Sexual Health

Explore Growth and Development and Sexual Health content area resources, curricula, lessons, book lists, classroom activities and more.

Injury Prevention and Safety

Explore Injury Prevention and Safety content area resources, curricula, lessons, book lists, classroom activities and more.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

Explore Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs content area resources, curricula, lessons, book lists, classroom activities and more.

Mental, Emotional, and Social Health

Explore Mental, Emotional, and Social Health content area resources, curricula, lessons, book lists, classroom activities and more.

Personal and Community Health

Explore Personal and Community Health content area resources, curricula, lessons, book lists, classroom activities and more.

Model Learning Activities

​Model Learning Activities (MLAs) build upon activities from the Framework to model the shift to skill building in health e​ducation. 


​​

Back To Top