November PE Health Topic – Substance Awareness

Each month in PE we focus on a health topic, in addition to the skills we learn.  So far this year, we’ve focused on Nutrition (“Go, Slow, Whoa”) Cardiovascular Health (taking the pulse, the benefit of regular aerobic exercise, etc), and in December we’ll focus on the Skeletal System (a study sheet of the names of bones will come home for practice.)  November’s health topic is Substance Awareness.  In year’s past, Tobacco has been the main focus; this year the curriculum dictates talking about Vaping/E-Cigarettes, Alcohol, “Other Substances” (i.e., Marijuana) and Prescription Drug Abuse.  See below for specific grade level TEKS and Essential Questions; and please know that I will not stray far from these guidelines and will direct students back to families to answer more “delicate” questions.  Please let me know if you have any questions/thoughts.

Courtney Perry

courtney.perry@austinisd.org

Health Education TEKS Kinderidentify ways to avoid harming oneself or another person (K.2D)

Essential Questions (© Austin Independent School District )

  1. What things around your house might be poisonous? (Poisonous means harmful to your body.)
  2. What should you do if you see something that might be poisonous?
  3. How can you prevent poisonings in and around your home?

Physical Education TEKS 1st Grade: Explain the negative effects of smoking and secondhand smoke on your physical performance and on the body. (1.4E)

Essential Questions (© Austin Independent School District )

  1. What effect does smoking have on the body?
  2. How does breathing secondhand tobacco smoke affect your lungs?

Physical Education TEKS 2nd Grade: Describe the negative effects of smoking on the lungs and the ability to exercise. (2.4E)

Essential Questions (© Austin Independent School District )

  1. What effect does smoking have on the body?
  2. How does smoking affect your ability to exercise?

Health Education TEKS  3rd Grade: describe the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs on physical, mental, and social health and why people should not use them (3.2B) identify examples of abuse and describe appropriate responses (3.2D)

Essential Questions (© Austin Independent School District )

  1. How can you prevent poisoning from prescription drugs?
  2. Are all prescription drugs dangerous? Why or why not?
  3. How can prescription drugs be dangerous?

Health Education TEKS 4th Grade: describe the short-term and long-term harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol, and other substances such as physical, mental, social, and legal consequences (4.4C)

Essential Questions (© Austin Independent School District )Are E-Cigs dangerous?

  1. How does alcohol affect the body?
  2. Is drinking alcohol dangerous?

Physical Education TEKS 5th Grade: describe how movement and coordination are effected by alcohol and other drugs (5.4I) 

Health Education 5th Grade: analyze the short-term and long-term harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances on the functions of the body systems such as physical, mental, social, and legal consequences (5.5C) 

Essential Questions (© Austin Independent School District )

  1. What changes occur in the cardiorespiratory system as a result of smoking?
  2. How does smoking affect the ability to perform exercise?
 

Health Education TEKS  6th Grade:  student comprehends ways of applying health information related to prescription and over-the-counter drugs to reduce health risks to the body functions and organs for a life span. (6.5A-C)

Essential Questions (© Austin Independent School District )
  1. What is the difference between OTC drugs and prescription drugs?
  2. How can prescription drugs be dangerous?