Introduction to Physical & Health Literacy

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Support children in living fun, active, and healthy lives with a video on physical and health literacy. Whether its learning basic skills like running, jumping, and throwing, or making healthy choices about the foods they eat, students will realize that there are both physical and mental aspects to fitness.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show this video during the introductory lesson to a healthy unit in the elementary grade levels
  • After viewing the video, have students work in small groups creating lists of healthy and unhealthy choices they make, sharing out their ideas during a whole-group discussion
  • In small groups, ask students to create posters that provide instructions for performing the basic physical skills mentioned in the video
  • Pause the video to interject more detailed instruction or answer any questions students may have
Classroom Considerations

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Pros

  • Video is formatted as a fun cartoon that engages children in learning about physical fitness and healthy living
  • Provides numerous examples of healthy choices students can make
  • Includes a reference document explaining the HANDS UP for Health and Physical Literacy collection of videos
Cons

  • None