Massachusetts - PE teaches skills for a healthy life: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
standard
Summary: 

State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Curriculum Framework

Health education, physical education, and family and consumer sciences education each contribute to comprehensive health education. Together they increase students' knowledge of health concepts, life management skills, and habits that can facilitate lifelong health for the individual and for others. To be most effective, health should be taught regularly, beginning with a student's entry into school and continuing through grade 12. A sequential curriculum introduces concepts and skills in the early grades and reinforces them with more detailed and complex information and skills in the later grades.

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