Health Smart Virginia: 5th Grade Social Emotional Health
The 10 resources in a fifth-grade social-emotional health unit emphasize demonstrating interpersonal skills, assuming responsibility for personal health habits, and practicing behaviors that promote active, healthy lifestyles. The first resource, an overview, provides instructors with the rationale for the unit and presents background information on the activities. Over the course of the unit, pupils analyze the influences of advertising and various media on personal and community health, create a product that promotes a caring school environment, and complete a personal ad to let their peers know more about them. Other lessons focus on stress management, developing a positive self-image, and creating skits that showcase positive sporting behavior.