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HEALTH CURRICULUM. EVELINA MACLANG-VICENCIO Dean, College of Education University of the East. The Team. MODULE & TEACHING GUIDE WRITERS. GRADE 1 Prof. Josefina Era-de Guzman UE Mrs. Jennifer Quinto DepEd Mrs. Flormay Manalo UE Ms. Rhodora Formento UPIS

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health curriculum



Dean, College of Education

University of the East



Prof. Josefina Era-de Guzman UE

Mrs. Jennifer QuintoDepEd

Mrs. FlormayManalo UE

Ms. RhodoraFormento UPIS

Dr. Ma. Lourdes Pacaldo UE

Dr. TeodoraCondeDepEd

Mrs. Lualhati Callo PSHS

Mr. Mark Kenneth Camiling UP


Dr. Milagros Arias UE

Prof. Cynthia Diaz UE

Prof. Bernadette Santos UE

Dr. Ma. Lourdes Tayao UE


Dr. Josefina TuazonUP


Dr. EvelinaMaclang-VicencioUE

basic information
  • Learning Area: Health Education (MAPEH)
  • Time Allotment:
    • Grade 1 40/30 mins./week
    • Grades 2-4 30 mins.
    • Grades 5-6 40 mins.
    • Grades 7-10 60 mins.


  • Language of Instruction
    • Grades 1-3 Mother Tongue
    • Grades 4-5 Filipino
    • Grades 6-10 English
a basis of the curriculum school health data
A Basis of the Curriculum: SCHOOL HEALTH DATA
  • 97% have dental caries
  • 67% suffer from parasitism
  • 40% pediculosis (kuto)
  • 15% are undernourished
  • 3% are overweight
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Hearing and visual impairment (Impacted cerumen)
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • National situation among areas: road safety, drugs
Comparative Life Span and Time Allotment in Minutes per Week for Subjects in Grades 1-6 in Four Asian Countries (SEAMEO-INNOTECH. 2011)
content areas in health education
Content Areas in Health Education

Growth and Development

  • Developmental milestones in childhood and adolescence
  • Personal health
  • Development of self-management skills
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Content Areas in Health Education

Personal Health (*}

  • Development and practice of behaviors promoting physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual health
  • Prevention and management of personal health problems
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Content Areas in Health Education

Nutrition (*)

  • Recognition of the nutrients children and adolescents need
  • Analysis of quality and quantity of food intake
  • Development of proper eating habits to meet physiological, psychological and social needs,
  • Diseases and disorders that arise from improper eating habits
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Content Areas in Health Education

Substance Use and Abuse

  • Their identification
  • Causes
  • Effects on the person, the family, society and the nation
  • Prevention and control
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Content Areas in Health Education

Family Health

  • Human life cycle related to personal interactions within the family
    • nurtures the individual
    • provides a home environment
      • Enhances growth as a person
      • Improves development of ideals, values and standards of behavior regarding sexuality and responsible parenthood
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Content Areas in Health Education

Prevention and control of diseases and disorders

  • Prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases and disorders, through
    • Development of health habits and practices
    • Health programs supported by legislation
    • Provision of health services in the school and in the community
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Content Areas in Health Education

Injury Prevention, Safety and First Aid (*)

  • Causes, effects, and prevention of accidents and injuries
  • Promotion of safe environments
    • safety programs procedures and services
    • first aid education
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Content Areas in Health Education

Consumer Health

  • Application of consumer skills in the wiseevaluation,selection and use of health information, products, and services
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Content Areas in Health Education

Community and Environmental Health

  • Situatesthe learner as an integral part of his/her community and the environment, with responsibility to
    • help protect the environment
    • to promote a standard of health, hygiene and safety in food and water supply, waste management, pollution control, noxious animal control, and the delivery of primary health care.
content areas of grade 1
Content Areas of Grade 1
  • 1st Quarter: Nutrition
  • 2nd Quarter: Personal Health
  • 3rd Quarter: Personal health
  • 4th Quarter: Injury Prevention, Safety & First Aid
characteristics of health education
Characteristics of Health Education


Analyzes interrelationship among:

  • Factors that influence health status
  • Areas of health
  • Dimensions of health
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Characteristics of Health Education
  • Epidemiological
    • Studies incidence, prevalence, cause, and source of epidemics
  • Preventive
    • Helps people take

positive action on

their health & lifestyle to

prevent disease & achieve

optimum health

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Characteristics of Health Education


  • Focuses on student’s needs, abilities, interests and learning styles with teacher as facilitator of learning
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Characteristics of Health Education


  • Promotes valuing self and others and recognizes the worth and integrity of all involved in the life and work of the school, fostering positive relationships
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Characteristics of Health Education


  • Uses cultural knowledge, prior experiences, and performance styles of diverse learners to make learning more appropriate and effective for them
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Characteristics of Health Education
  • Rights-Based—Recognizes the Rights of the Child to
    • Life
    • Survival and development
    • Education
    • Health care
    • Protection from violence, injury, abuse
    • Nutrition
    • Shelter, etc.
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Characteristics of Health Education
  • Standards-Based & Outcomes-based: Requires students to demonstrate that they have learned academic standards set on skills and content: what students need to know, understand, and be able to do.
    • Health Learning Area Standard:
      • The learner demonstrates understanding of key concepts of health in achieving, promoting and sustaining wellness for quality life

Key Stage Standard: K to 3

The learner demonstrates understanding and observance of healthy practices to achieve wellness.

Grade Level Standard for Grade 1

The learner demonstrates understanding of essential concepts related to nutrition, personal health, and safety to enhance health and well-being.

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Characteristics of Health Education

Skills-based: Applies life skills to specific health choices and behaviors

WHO Health Skills, including Life skills

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
    • Interpersonal communication skills
    • Negotiation/refusal skills
    • Empathy-building skills
    • Cooperation and teamwork
    • Advocacy

Decision-Making and Critical Thinking Skills

    • Decision-making/problem solving skills
    • Critical thinking skills
  • Coping & Self-Management Skills
    • Skills for increasing personal confidence & abilities to assume control, take responsibility, make a difference, or bring about change
    • Skills for managing feelings
    • Skills for managing stress
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Characteristics of Health Education
  • Integration of Legislation: Integrates laws that promote health and prevent and control unhealthy practices, e.g.,
    • R.A. 3573 Prevention and Suppression of Dangerous Communicable Diseases
    • R.A. 9211 Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003
    • R.A. 9512 Environmental Awareness
    • R.A. 7394 Consumer Act of the Philippines
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Characteristics of Health Education
  • Reinforced by School Celebrations Mandated by Law, e.g.
    • June 6: World Environment Day Incidental
    • June 14-18 Safe Kids Week
    • July National Nutrition Month

National Disaster Preparedness Month

-- October National Health Education Week

    • October Global Handwashing Day
    • December 1 World AIDS Day
    • February National Dental/Oral Health Week
    • March Fire Prevention Month
correlated with o ther learning areas
Correlated with Other Learning Areas
  • Science
  • Music, Arts, Physical Education
  • EdukasyonsaPagpapakatao
  • AralingPanlipunan
  • EdukasyongPangkabuhayan/ Technology & Livelihood Education
  • English
  • Filipino
  • Mathematics
curriculum organization
Curriculum Organization
  • Psychological: Starts with the student and her/his health to family health, thence to community and environmental health
  • Continuous Spiral Progression: Previous learning is the basis of subsequent learning or learning is continuous and deepened
organization of the teaching guides

Module (1/Quarter of 10 meetings)

  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Background Information
  • Day 1:
    • Motivation related to the picture about the Module
    • Let Us Try (Pre-test) Key to correction
  • Days 2-9:
    • Lessons of 40/30 minutes each
    • Instructions on how to do the activities and projects, crafts
    • Questions to ask
  • Day 10: Let Us Check
guidelines for using mother tongue in health
  • Make sentences short and simple, preferably 6 words per line.
  • Change names in stories to local names, considering easiest phoneme in MT.
  • Localize lyrics of songs and rhymes/poems, if possible.
  • Consider norms of behavior accepted in the culture, e.g., good touch and bad touch.

and God bless!

-Evelyn M. Vicencio