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EDU 3180 CBE: Healthful Living in Elementary: Project 1

Project 1 Competency and Sub-Competencies

Project Competency: Can explain and reflect on current trends and best practices in health education and physical education as appropriate for the elementary school learning environment.


§  Describe the concept of healthful living education as currently defined by the profession, and define their role in providing healthful living education for their students.

§  Explain the value of healthful living education programs in the elementary grades.

§  Describe the characteristics of a quality elementary healthful living education program.

§  Identify motor development and motor learning concepts applicable to the teaching of physical education.

§  Name and describe the components of the movement map.

§  Identify and discuss equity issues relevant to the movement setting

§  Discuss injury prevention, first aid care, and legal liability issues relevant to situations where students are physically active.

§  Identify developmentally appropriate practices and activities for teaching movement to children.

§  Identify current “best practices” in instruction that lead to a safe movement environment.

§  Discuss the benefits of recess to the elementary school children, and construct quality recess time for students.

§  Self-assess societal forces that have affected students in terms of how they view themselves as moving human beings.


Develop a WebQuest or webpage which addresses the benefits of health and physical education, and provides supporting resources for classroom teachers.The WebQuest/webpage will eventually be part of a longer workshop for all teachers at your school.


Student Learning Resources

The following resources are Open Educational Resources that are project specific and provide the necessary knowledge base to develop your project and demonstrate your skills. Cite all sources used in APA format. 

Student Learning Resources

Use these resources to explore healthful living activities for students.

Skill Building Resources