Health Education, Grade 2

The Health Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) state that in health education, students will acquire the health information and skills necessary to become healthy adults and learn about behaviors in which they should and should not participate. To achieve that goal, students will understand the following: students should first seek guidance in the area of health from their parents; personal behaviors can increase or reduce health risks throughout the lifespan; health is influenced by a variety of factors; students can recognize and utilize health information and products; and personal/interpersonal skills are needed to promote individual, family, and community health.

In Grade 2, students learn age-appropriate skills to help them stay healthy and safe. Students are taught, in a basic way, that there are external factors that influence our health, and that the students can take responsibility for protecting their health. Students are taught ways to communicate in a healthy way with friends, families, and classmates.

The student is expected to:
  • understand that personal health decisions and behaviors affect health throughout the life span
  • understand that safe, unsafe and/or harmful behaviors result in positive and negative consequences
  • understand the basic structures and functions of the human body and how they relate to personal health
  • understand the difference between sickness and health in persons of all ages
  • recognize factors that influence the health of an individual
  • understand how to recognize health information
  • recognize the influence of media and technology on personal health
  • understand how relationships influence personal health
  • comprehend the skills necessary for building and maintaining healthy relationships
  • understand healthy ways to communicate consideration and respect for self, family, friends, and others
  • demonstrate critical thinking, decision making, goal setting, and problem solving skills for making health-promoting decisions
Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19, Part II
Chapter §115.4 (2nd)
Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for Health
Subchapter A. Elementary

2nd Grade Health
Curriculum, click here

Physical Education, Grade 2

In Physical Education, students acquire the knowledge and skills for movement that provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity, and access to a physically-active lifestyle. The student exhibits a physically-active lifestyle and understands the relationship between physical activity and health throughout the lifespan.

Second grade students learn to demonstrate key elements of fundamental movement skills and mature form in locomotive skills. Students learn to describe the function of the heart, lungs, and bones as they relate to movement. Students are introduced to basic concepts of health promotion such as the relationship between a physically-active lifestyle and the health of the heart. Students learn to work in a group and demonstrate the basic elements of socially responsible conflict resolution.

The student is expected to:
  • demonstrate competency in fundamental movement patterns and proficiency in a few specialized movement forms
  • apply movement concepts and principles to the learning development of motor skills
  • exhibit a health-enhancing, physically active lifestyle that provides opportunities for enjoyment and challenge
  • know the benefits from involvement in daily physical activity and factors that affect physical performance
  • know and apply safety practices associated with physical activities
  • understand basic components such as strategies and rules of structured physical activities including games, sports, dance and gymnastics
  • develop positive self-management and social skills needed to work independently and with others in physical activity settings

Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19, Part II
Chapter §116.4 (2nd)
Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for Physical Education
Subchapter A. Elementary

2nd Grade P.E. Curriculum:




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