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Health Education Overview

The department provides examples of research based materials and resources on health education topics, human growth and development, health literacy and wellness literacy. Schools may use these research based materials and resources listed to add into their curricula and reinforce the importance of prevention measures when reasonable with parents and students. The research based materials and resources are not intended to represent an exhaustive list and will be reviewed/updated on an annual basis. Health Literacy (21st Century Skills) in Iowa Core provides guidance for Iowa schools on academic standards and learning goals for students in the 21st century skill of health education for kindergarten thru twelfth grade. The human growth and development requirements are addressed in Iowa Code section 279.50, Iowa Code section 256.11, Health and wellness literacy requirements are included in Iowa Code Section 256.9.

Human Growth and Development Materials and Resources

Health Education Regulations

Health educational standards are required in preschool through 12th grade to teach from a multicultural, gender fair approach with global perspectives incorporated at all levels in the education program. The education program requirements for human growth and development are written in law from kindergarten thru twelfth grade. The specific requirements and standards in Iowa code and Iowa administrative rules are listed below:

Health Literacy (21st Century Skills) in the Iowa Core

The Iowa Core provides statewide health literacy academic standards and learning goals for students in 21st century skills.  The Iowa Core is a set of clear and rigorous expectations, or standards, that provide a consistent set of appropriate academic expectations for all students statewide to reflect on real-world knowledge and skills needed to graduate. These standards are not a curriculum, so decisions about how to help students meet learning goals remain in the hands of local schools and teachers.

Essential Concept and/or Skill are listed by grade:

Kindergarten; 1st Grade; 2nd Grade; 3rd Grade; 4th Grade; 5th Grade; 6th Grade; 7th Grade; 8th Grade 9th Grade; 10th Grade; 11th Grade; 12th Grade

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on August 25, 2016 at 8:55pm.