New York City K-5 health education scope and sequence

This curricular planning resource provides a practical framework for implementing comprehensive, skills-based Health Education instruction. Developed by DOE instructional leaders and teachers and aligned to State and national standards, the Scope and Sequence is organized around six topics that address the priority youth health-risk behaviors as identified by the CDC, State requirements, and New York City Chancellor’s Regulations. The Scope and Sequence guides educators in using a skills-based pedagogy in which students learn, practice, and demonstrate the skills that lead to healthy behaviors. Key components include:

  • Concepts and Skills overview grid provides at-a-glance summary of the curriculum
  • Grade-Level Unit Summaries provide an overview of the health concepts and skills, essential questions, behavioral outcomes, and standards alignment for each unit
  • Implementation guides for each unit support teachers in engaging diverse learners
Standards:
Danielson Framework for Teaching 1c: Setting Instructional OutcomesDanielson Framework for Teaching 1e: Designing Coherent Instruction
Educational Use: