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Fourth Grade Health and Wellness Resources

Health Beat-Sleep is Your Friend

Subject: Health Education
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
In this lesson students learn the importance of sleep.
Skills: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
Georgia Standards: HE4.1, HE4.6
 
 
Subject: Health Education
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Lesson with supporting documents
This lesson begins with an activity in which students consider two plates of food: one composed of healthy choices and one composed of less healthy choices. Students then learn about the importance of nutrition, watch a video about healthy eating habits, and discuss the role of fruits and vegetables in a healthy diet. Next, students investigate snacks and learn about the difference between "everyday" and "sometimes" foods. They watch a video about how to choose healthy snacks, and then participate in an activity that challenges them to make healthy choices while preparing a plate of food for a friend. Finally, students learn about where to find both "everyday" and "sometimes" foods
Skills: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Georgia Standards: HE4.1, HE4.5
 
 
Subject: Health Education
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Jalani Phillips, Jr. (age 10, U.S. Virgin Islands) describes the origins of his Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winning recipe for Hurricane Lentil and Salmon Patties, and his mother talks about their family’s cooking traditions, in this video from WGBH. Jalani explains why he would rather be a chef than president of the United States. After explaining why he and his mother frequently use onions in their dishes, he describes some of the cultural recipes that have inspired him to cook. His mother explains that she learned to cook at a young age and thought it was important for Jalani to learn, too.
Skills: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
Georgia Standards: HE4.1, HE4.2
 
 
Subject: Health Education
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Explores how to make responsible decisions and reveals three questions students can ask themselves in order to avoid a "yes mess." The segment also describes what it means to own up to your decisions and take credit for the choices you make.
Skill: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Georgia Standard: HE4.1
 
 
Subject: Physical Education
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
In this Kindergarten through 5th grade activity, language and movement unite. There are two teachers who will read a command, once in Mandarin and once in English. The students listen to both languages and then perform what the command is. Students are asked to complete things such as sit down, stand up, stop and swim. This activity is great for working on psychomotor and cognitive skills.
Skill: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Georgia Standard: PE4.1
 
 
Subject: Physical Education
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Join NFL players, Cheerleaders, American Heart Association volunteers, and students at the site of Super Bowl LIV to celebrate the NFL's 100th season and learn simple ways to work your muscles, bones, and heart to PLAY 60 every day.
Skills: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Participates regularly in physical activity.
Georgia Standards: PE4.1, PE4.3
 
 
Subject: Physical Education
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
This Kindergarten through 5th grade activity puts a spin on traditional bingo. Each student gets a fitness bingo card. Finding a new partner for each exercise, students will do the exercise then sign their partner’s paper. Students will continue this until all spots have been filled. This lesson focuses on different exercises to move the whole body (psychomotor skills) as well as teamwork (affective skills).
Skills: Participates regularly in physical activity
Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Georgia Standard: PE4.3, PE4.4
 
 
Subject: Physical Education
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Students are chosen to spin the Wheel of Fitness and perform the exercise shown. These movements are fun and engaging while ranging from individual, partner to group exercises that include planks, rock paper scissors while jogging and the chicken dance!
Skills: Participates regularly in physical activity.
Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Georgia Standards: PE4.3, PE4.4