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AAHPERD is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting professionals involved in physical education, recreation, fitness, sport and coaching, dance, health education and promotion, and all specialties related to achieving a healthy and active lifestyle.

Access:  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 


This site provides multiple resources for health and physical education.

Access: Cybrary Man's - Health

Have you ever found yourself endlessly scrolling through the news, reading one tragic story after another? If so, you’re not alone. This phenomenon, known as “doomscrolling” or “doomsurfing,” has become increasingly common today. We’ve all experienced those moments when we get caught up in the cycle of doomscrolling, unable to tear our eyes away from the screen, even though it leaves us feeling drained and anxious.

But why do we do it? Why can’t we resist the pull of these devastating stories? And what are the consequences of constantly consuming negative news? In this article, we’ll explore the psychology behind doomscrolling and offer some tips for breaking the cycle.


Access:  Doomscrolling – The New Drug of the 21st Century

The DE provides  information on human growth and development, health literacy in the Iowa Core, National Health Education Standards, as well as reports, statistics, and data.

Access: Health Education – Iowa Department of Education

This site from the Iowa Department of Education allows you to select a grade span and download the health literacy learning expectations.

Access: Health Literacy – Iowa Core 

The purpose of the Healthy Kids Act is to establish physical activity requirements for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and to establish nutritional content standards for food and beverages sold on or provided on school grounds during the school day.

Access: Healthy Kids Act - Iowa Department of Education

The Iowa Department of Education’s Team Nutrition Program iincludes this guide.

Access: Healthy Schools - Healthy Students Project Guide

This matrix integrates Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK) with Bloom's Cognitive Process Dimensions.

Access:  Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrix - Health and Physical Education (CRM)

This association provides leadership and support for the enhancement of movement, leisure, and health-related programs central to healthy, active lifestyles, and lifelong learning.  However, no link is presently available.


The National Health Education Standards (NHES)1 are written expectations for what students should know and be able to do by grades 2, 5, 8, and 12 to promote personal, family, and community health. The standards provide a framework for curriculum development and selection, instruction, and student assessment in health education.

Access: National Health Education Standards 

Check out resources providing essential lessons on physical, mental, and emotional health.

Access: PBS - Health and Science

Shape America is committed to empowering all children to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs.

Access: Shape America

A profile for Iowa is included in Shape America.

Access: Shape - Iowa

Check out these videos to use with your students.

Access: TEDEd Lessons Worth Sharing


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