The Health Smart Virginia website provides sample lessons, activity ideas, and information resources to support health and physical education teachers in providing instruction across the broad range of Virginia Health Standards of Learning and Physical Education Standards of Learning. Click here for a video about how to use this Health Smart Virginia website. Click here for the YouTube channel that houses numerous videos associated with this website. The site also includes a brief presentation on the link between health and academics.
The Physical Education Standards and Resources that are provided at each grade level address Motor Skill Development, Anatomic Basis of Movement, Fitness Planning, Social Development, and Energy Balance.
The Health Education Standards and Resources that are provided at each grade level are grouped into the following 8 content areas: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use; Body Systems; Healthy Environments; Health Promotion including Nutrition and Physical Activity; Safety and Injury Prevention; Social Emotional Health; Violence Prevention and Healthy Relationships; and Health Careers. Each grade level tab provides access to the following:
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