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HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
The disciplines of health, physical education, and family and consumer sciences enable students to become competent and confident adults. These disciplines focus on the development of the whole person. Through active participation and hands-on-learning, students develop a better understanding of themselves and their world that enables them to analyze their academic, physical, social, and emotional well-being. By studying these disciplines, students set goals, make informed decisions, and learn to balance the demands of daily living.
There are three learning standards for the disciplines of health, physical education, and family and consumer sciences. These standards share a common focus of giving students knowledge to make wise choices about their own well-being, the skills to follow through on those choices, and the civic values to accept and carry out their responsibilities as members of society. Through these disciplines, students come to understand that they have the responsibility and capability for taking care of themselves and their environments. This concept of responsibility and ability is the cornerstone to all three disciplines.
--Adapted from The New York State Education Department, Health, Physical Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Resource Guide Part I. 1
Why Teach Health, Physical Education, and Family, and Consumer Sciences
Benefits of Health, Physical Education, and Family, and Consumer Sciences
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