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Resource list K–6 PDHPE

The following list represents a sample of resources that teachers have found useful when implementing K–6 PDHPE programs. The list is not exhaustive and will be revised and updated regularly. Teacher suggestions for other suitable materials for possible inclusion would be welcomed.

The list is organised according to syllabus strands and a general category is also included:

  1. Active Lifestyle
  2. Dance
  3. Games and Sports
  4. Growth and Development
  5. Gymnastics Interpersonal
  6. Relationships Personal Health
  7. Choices
  8. Safe Living
  9. General Resources

1.  Active Lifestyle

Texts

BEDFORD, Wilma & ROBINSON, Jenny, Life. Be in it, book of world games, published in conjunction with the City of Greater Dandenong, 1998

ISBN 0949281271

Board of Studies NSW, Big mob books for little fullas: the Aboriginal emergent readers kit, early stage one (series), Board of Studies, Sydney, 1996

After School

ISBN 0731074882

Cathy Freeman’s story

ISBN 0731074769

John Simon’s story

ISBN 0731074564  (stage one kit)

NSW Department of Education and Training, Fitness and physical activity: a resource to support school communities, NSW Department of Education and Training, Ryde, 1998

ISBN 0731309856

SCIS 937528

ACHPER, Fitness. Lower primary: fitness, dance, gymnastics, games skills, ACHPER, Kingswood, SA, 1994

ISBN 0646186914

SCIS 815612

ACHPER, Fitness. Upper primary: fitness, dance, gymnastics ,games skills, ACHPER, Kingswood, SA, 1994

ISBN 0646186922

SCIS 815613

HUDSON, Peter, Best ever swimming pool games, Kangaroo Press, East Roseville, 1998

ISBN 0864179839

KROGH, Inge-Lise, Playing with the parachute, Demark, Gonge, 1994.

SCIS 829214

Board of Studies NSW, Physical activity for health and fitness: a support document for K-6 personal development health and physical education, Board of Studies NSW, Sydney, 1997

ISBN 0731075900

SCIS 908175

STRONG, Todd, Parachute games, Human Kinetics, Champaign, Illinois, 1996

ISBN 087322793X

SCIS 854803

Kits

Action pack. Lower primary: fitness education program, Ashton Scholastic, Sydney, 1994

SCIS 806708

Action pack. Middle primary: fitness education program, Ashton Scholastic, Sydney, 1994

SCIS 815584

Action pack. Upper primary: fitness education program, Ashton Scholastic, Sydney, 1994

SCIS 815585

2.    Dance

Texts

LANE, Christy, Christy Lane’s complete book of line dancing, Human Kinetics, Champaign, Illinois, 1995

ISBN 0873227190

SCIS 842502

ROOYACKER, Paul & HURD, Cecilia, 101 dance games for children, Hunter House, 1998

THRAVES, Barbara & WILLIAMSON, Diana, Now for a dance: integrating dance and movement in primary and early childhood learning, Phoenix Education, Albert Park, Victoria, 1994

ISBN 1875695176

SCIS 804834

Cassettes/Compact discs

Bus stop and other great dances for kids, ABC Music, Sydney, 1997

Line dancing especially for kids, ABC Music, Sydney, 1996

SCIS 864595

Line dancing especially for the family, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1996

SCIS 899767

Macarena and other great dances for kids, ABC Music, Sydney, 1997

SCIS 918931

Kits

ACHPER, Dance. Lower primary, ACHPER, Hindmarsh, SA, 1997

ISBN 1863520104

SCIS 9085

ACHPER, Dance. Upper primary, ACHPER, Hindmarsh, SA, 1997

ISBN 1863520090

SCIS 908519

JACKSON, Mike, Mike Jackson’s bush dance! 30 best-loved bush & folk dances, Blue Gum Music, Mount Gravatt, Qld, 1994

ISBN 1875437193

SCIS 813351

JACKSON, Mike, Mike Jackson’s social dance! 20 favourite old-time & modern dances, Blue Gum Music, Mount Gravatt, Qld, 1994

ISBN 1875437177

SCIS 793062

Videos

Dance magic: introducing dance into the curriculum [series], Primary Arts, Preston South, Victoria, 1996

Video 1

SCIS 896559

Video 2

SCIS 898677

Teachers’ manual

SCIS 901121

3.    Games and sport

Texts

ACHPER, Aussie sports. Coaching program manuals [series], ACHPER, Surry Hills, NSW, [1986-1991]

Basketball

ISBN 0909120803

SCIS 422084

Cricket

ISBN 0909120749

SCIS 403703

Cycling

ISBN 0909120919

SCIS 475086

Korfball

ISBN 909120641

SCIS 406279

Rugby League

ISBN 090912082X

SCIS 449844

Rugby Union

ISBN 0909120811

SCIS 449844

Tennis

ISBN 0909120757

SCIS 419066

Trampoline sports

ISBN 0909120870

SCIS 449849

BLACKALL, Bernie, Top sport [series], Heinemann Library, Port Melbourne, 1998

Athletics

ISBN 1863918159

SCIS 923987

Cricket

ISBN 1863918132

SCIS 923985

Swimming

ISBN 1863918124

SCIS 928303

Table tennis

ISBN 1863918221

SCIS 928302

LARKIN, Veronicah, What will we play today?, Pademelon, Castle Hill, 1995

ISBN 0646248901

SCIS 858143

MARTIN, Elaine, Kid’s games: a parents’ guide to playing with your three to six year old, Millennium, Alexandria, NSW, 1996.

ISBN 1864290765

SCIS 883213

4.    Growth and development

Organisations

Family Planning NSW, 328-336 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield, 2131, ph 97166099 fax 97166164

Johnson & Johnson Professional & Educational Services, PO Box 737, Milsons Point, NSW 2061, Freecall 1800650624

Royal Blind Society, PO Box 176, Burwood, 2134, ph 9334 3316 fax  9334 3345

Texts

ARNOLD, Tedd, Help! I’m falling apart, Puffin, Ringwood, Victoria, 1997

ISBN 0140562796

SCIS 905805

BALKWILL, Fran, The egg and sperm race: discover the human body, Collins, London, 1997

ISBN 0001965166

SCIS 898441

BALLARD, Carol, How our bodies work [series], Wayland , Hove, 1997

How do our ears hear?

ISBN 0750220678

SCIS 907765

How do our eyes see?

ISBN 075022066X

SCIS 907760

How do we feel and touch?

ISBN 0750220694

SCIS 916065

How do we move?

ISBN 0750220716

SCIS 927935

How do we taste and smell?

ISBN 0750220686

SCIS 916047

How do we think?

ISBN 0750220708

SCIS 927933

Board of Studies NSW, Big mob books for little fullas: the Aboriginal emergent readers kit, early stage one (series), Board of Studies, Sydney, 1996

My body

ISBN 0731074505

MOSES, Brian, My body, Wayland, Hove, 1995

ISBN 0750212411

SCIS 842093

MOSES, Brian, Your feelings [series], Wayland, Hove, 1997

I’m bored

ISBN 0750220376

SCIS 901861

I’m lonely

ISBN 0750220384

SCIS 901862

CD-ROMs

Body works 6.0: a 3D journey through the human anatomy, TLC Properties, London, 1997

SCIS 934478

 

How your body works: the interactive encyclopedia of the human body, Mindscape, Castle Hill, 1995

ISBN 0791118479

SCIS 860326

 

Scholastic’s the magic school bus explores the human body, Microsoft, Redmond, Washington, 1994

SCIS 833213

 

The ultimate human body, Dorling Kindersley Multimedia, London, 1996

ISBN 0751315818

SCIS 906026 

Kits

 NOTLEY, Wendy, Growin’ up strong: Aboriginal resource kit, Scholastic, Sydney, 1997

SCIS 914230

 

Personal development kit, Johnson & Johnson, St Leonards, NSW, 1997

SCIS 931886

Videos

 BLACK, Nancy, Inside your feelings, Video Education Australasia, Bendigo, Victoria, 1996

SCIS 886290

5.    Gymnastics

Organisations

NSW Gymnastics Federation, PO Box 190, North Strathfield, 2137, ph 9763 0177 fax 9764 2639

Texts

Gymnastics: what’s in it, Australian Gymnastic Federation, ACT, 1991

ISBN 0959250581

SCIS 717047

 

SCHEMBRI, Gene, Aussie gym fun: a resource for schools and clubs, Australian Gymnastic Federation, Victoria, 1991

ISBN 0646087509

SCIS 717061

 

SCHEMBRI, Gene, Introductory gymnastics: a guide for coaches and teachers, Australian Gymnastic Federation, Sydney, 1983

ISBN 0959250506

SCIS 215291

 

SCHEMBRI, Gene (ed), Aussie Gym Skills Manual, Australian Gymnastic Federation, 1994

ISBN 0959250573

 

Victorian Gymnastics Association, Gym buddies, Victorian Gymnastics Association, 1994

 

HACKER, Patty, Gymnastics fun & games. Human Kinetics, 1996

ISBN 0880115572

 

Australian Gymnastics Association, Kindergym crew, Australian Gymnastics Federation, 1993

ISBN 0646151738

 

PANGRAZI, Robert, Dynamic PE for elementary school children. Allyn & Bacon, 1998

ISBN 0205272657

 

Kits 

ACHPER, PEP Gymnastics: Lower primary, ACHPER, 1999

 

ACHPER, PEP Gymnastics: Upper primary, ACHPER, 1999

 

6.    Interpersonal relationships

Organisations

The Peer Support Foundation, PO Box 498, Brookvale, NSW, 2100, ph 99053499 fax 99055134


Quest Life Skills Australia, PO Box 870, Mascot, 1460, ph 8338 8911  fax 8338 8922

Texts

Board of Studies NSW, Big mob books for little fullas: the Aboriginal emergent readers kit, early stage one (series), Board of Studies, Sydney, 1996

My mob

ISBN 0731075242

Good citizens: the passport to our future (primary module), Peer Support Foundation Sydney. 1997 

ISBN 0958654735

 

HARPER, Anita & HELLARD, Susan, What feels best?, Ladybird, Loughborough, 1996

ISBN 0721496954

SCIS 899289

 

IRONSIDE, Virginia & RODGERS, Frank, The huge bag of worries, Macdonald Young, Hove, 1996

ISBN 0750021241

SCIS 898336

 

LINNING, Lyn, A literature based approach to bullying: for upper primary and lower primary students, The Literature Base, Hamilton, Qld, 1997

ISBN 0646311336

SCIS 900872

 

Peer Support Foundation, Peer support primary manual, 2nd edn, Peer Support Foundation, Sydney, 1996

ISBN 0958654700

 

People who help [series], Heinemann Library, Port Melbourne, 1997

 

Ambulance officer

ISBN 186391854X

SCIS 902341

Firefighter

ISBN 186391857

SCIS 902345

Police officer

ISBN 1863918493

SCIS 902358

Postie

ISBN 1863918477

SCIS 902356

 

QUEST INTERNATIONAL, Working it outConflict management program for K-6, Quest Life Skills, Australia, Sydney, 1995

 

QUEST LIFE SKILLS, Skills for Growing, Lions-Quest, Sydney, 1994

 

RATCLIFFE, Linda, Feeling safe, Scholastic, Sydney, 1996

ISBN 1863885978

SCIS 895491

 

TAX, Meredith & HAFNER, Marilyn, Families, Feminist, New York, 1996

ISBN 1558611576

SCIS 898323

 

Peer Support Foundation, Together we can work it out: Peer support anti-bullying modules for primary schools, Peer Support Foundation, Sydney, 1998

ISBN 0958654751

 

WILSON, Jeni & HOYNE, Pam, Co-operative challenges for infants, Thomas Nelson, Melbourne, 1993

ISBN 0170088537

SCIS 776335

CD-ROMs

You can stop bullying! Seven Dimensions, Melbourne, 1996

SCIS 896638

 

7.    Personal health choices

Organisations

Australian Nutrition Foundation, 1-3 Derwent St, Glebe, 2037, ph 95523081 fax 95526361

 

Heart Foundation, PO Box 572, Darlinghurst, 2010, ph 92192450 fax 92192424

Texts 

CALVERT, Samantha, We’re talking about vegetarianism, Wayland, Hove, 1997

ISBN 0750220317

SCIS 900009

 

Drugs: just the facts, New South Wales Department of Education and Training, Ryde, 1998

ISBN 0731308824

SCIS 927878

 

DUNCAN, Sandy, Friends for life, produced by Kangaroo Creek Gang, Commonwealth Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services, 1993

ISBN 1875631291

SCIS 769333

 

FORBES, Anna, The AIDS awareness library [series], Power Kids, New York, 1996

 

Where did AIDS come from?

ISBN 0823923657

SCIS 907991

Myths and facts about AIDS

ISBN 0823923665

SCIS 907993

What is AIDS?

ISBN 0823923681

SCIS 907992

When someone you know has AIDS

ISBN 0823923657

 

 

National Heart Foundation of Australia, Heart health manual: a resource kit for primary teachers, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Canberra, 1996

SCIS 882209

 

HILLIS, Anne & STONE, Penelope, Good food for kids: beyond the jam sandwich: healthy food ideas for children aged 5-12 years, Angus & Robertson, Pymble, 1995

ISBN 0207187916

SCIS 839531

 

NSW Department of School Education, K-6 drug education resource, early stage 1 to stage 3: curriculum materials to support teaching and learning in Personal Development Health and Physical Education, NSW Department of School Education, Ryde, 1997

ISBN 073108601

SCIS 905444

 

NOTTRIDGE, Rhoda, We’re talking about eating disorders, Wayland, Hove, 1997

ISBN 0750220309

SCIS 900007 

PARKER, Steve, Diseases and medicine, Penguin, London, 1996

ISBN 0140374078

SCIS 874584

POWELL, Jillian, Health matters [series], Wayland, Hove, 1997 

Drugs and your health

ISBN 0750220791

SCIS 917726

Exercise and your health

ISBN 0750220740

SCIS 917715

Food and your health

ISBN 0750220740

SCIS 914797

Hygiene and your health

ISBN 0750220759

SCIS 914800


THOMAS, Ron & STUTCHBURY, Jan, Where our food comes from [series], Macmillan, South Melbourne, 1996

Cereals

ISBN 0732914655

SCIS 878006

Fish

ISBN 0732914671

SCIS 878008

Fruit

ISBN 073291468X

SCIS 878571

Vegetables

ISBN 0732914663

SCIS 878000


Internet Sites 

ADA: Child Nutrition and Health Campaign Index

http://www.eatright.org/resources/for-kids

Australian Guide To Healthy Eating

http://www.health.gov.au/publth/strate/good/guide 

Dental Health Foundation Australia

http://www.dentalaust.com/index.html 

Dole 5 A Day: Just for Kids

http://www.dole5aday.com/menu/kids/stories.htm 

National Heart Foundation

http://www.heartfoundation.com.au

National Tobacco Campaign

http://www.quitnow.gov.au

Skin & Cancer Foundation of Australia

http://www.scfa.edu.au

Kits 

Boswell’s dilemma: an interactive drug education learning experience for young people (CD Rom), AMA Charitable Foundation, NSW and Aust Lions Drug Awareness Foundation, 1999 

Rattle chatter and chew, Australian Dairy Corp, Melbourne, 1996

SCIS 882047

WOODROW, Shelley, Hands On Food – A nutrition education resource for Primary schools, Kellogg’s, Sydney, 1994 

8.    Safe living

Organisations

Australian Hearing, 126 Greville St, Chatswood, 2067, ph 94126948 fax 94133362 

Cancer Council, PO Box 572, Kings Cross, 2011, ph 93341900 fax 93269328 

Child Protection Council, Level 14, 447 Kent St, Sydney, 2000, ph 92867284 fax 92867267 

NAPCAN, National Association for the prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect

32/8-24 Kippax St, Surry Hills, 2010, ph 92110224 fax 92115676

Life Education, Head Office, PO Box 789, St Marys, 1790, ph 96733222 fax 96734215 

Protective Behaviours Consultancy Group of NSW Inc, 77 Elizabeth St, Waterloo, 2017,         ph 96993377 fax 93182561

Spinesafe Education Program Limited, Moorong Spinal Unit, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney, 600 Victoria Rd, Ryde, 2112, ph 98089202 fax 98096521 

Roads & Traffic Authority of New South Wales, School and Youth Programs, PO Box K198, Haymarket, 1238, ph 92183679 fax 92183672 

Royal Life Saving Association of Australia, 129 Victoria Rd, Gladesville, NSW, 2111,

ph 98794699 fax 98794644 

Texts

ALFORD, Wendy & SOUTHALL, Estelle, Child protection education, stage 1 : curriculum materials to support teaching and learning in personal development, health and physical education, NSW Department of School Education, Ryde, 1997

ISBN 073108365

SCIS 901056

ALFORD, Wendy & SOUTHALL, Estelle, Child protection education, stage 2 : curriculum materials to support teaching and learning in personal development, health and physical education, NSW Department of School Education, Ryde, 1997

ISBN 0731308654

SCIS 916571

ALFORD, Wendy & SOUTHALL, Estelle, Child protection education, stage 3 : curriculum materials to support teaching and learning in personal development, health and physical education, NSW Department of Education & Training, Ryde, 1998

ISBN 0731355156

SCIS 936829

BRIGGS, Freda & HAWKINS, Russell, Child protection: a guide for teachers and child care professionals, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, 1997

ISBN 1864482214

SCIS 898312 

MEANEY, Peter & CULKA, Sarie, Wet games: a fun approach to teaching swimming and water safety, Andersen, Clifton Hill, 1992

ISBN 0949133280

SCIS 731777

Seymour Snowman skin protection, English unit, stage 1: lesson notes, NSW Cancer Council, Woolloomooloo, NSW, 1998

SCIS 930146

Seymour Snowman skin protection, English unit, stages 2 & 3: lesson notes, NSW Cancer Council, Woolloomooloo, NSW, 1998

SCIS 930165 

Swimming and lifesaving, The Royal Life Saving Society, Australia, Mosby Lifeline, Sydney, 1995

ISBN 0815173245

SCIS 825438 

THURIN Sharon and CARP Nicky, A grown-up’s guide to children’s first aid, Healthconnect, Prahan, 1998

ISBN 0 9585951 0 0 

Games 

CUMMINS, Marcelle & PATTERSON, Ross, Let’s play it safe: safety awareness for everyone, M Cummins, Randwick, NSW, 1997

SCIS 913243

Kits 

Safety House program, NSW Police Service, Sydney, 1998

SCIS 943338

SunSmart teaching resource kit, NSW Cancer Council, Woolloomooloo, NSW, 1993

SCIS 807586

Tell a friend: it’s never too late, Filmday, 1996

SCIS 927956

Videos

Bus zone: the computer video game, NSW Department of Transport, 1995

ISBN 0731049675

SCIS 912931

Everybody’s business, Protective Behaviours Consultancy Group of NSW, Waterloo, NSW, 1992

SCIS 878355

Pete & Penny keeping ourselves safe & well education video series, Paint Pot Film Australia, Sydney, 1993

Keeping ourselves safe

SCIS 698242

Safety around water

SCIS 768078

Safety inside the home

SCIS 768084

Stop, look and listen for traffic

SCIS 843822


- although no longer in print these videos may still be available free from some MBF offices

Rights from the heart, National Film Board of Canada, 1992

SCIS 871693

Swimming & lifesaving, Royal Lifesaving Society of Australia, Sydney, 1994

SCIS 825439

9.    Other general resources

Organisations

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education & Recreation, 214 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA, ph 0883403388 fax 08 83403399

National Sport Information Centre, Australian Sports Commission, PO Box 176, Belconnen, ACT, 2616, ph 0262141369 fax 0262141681

Texts 

BURRIDGE, Keith & LANDY, Joanne, Homeplay: fine motor skills and handwriting for teaching young children movement, Lifestyle Education, Perth, 1997

SCIS 944874

BURRIDGE, Keith & LANDY, Joanne, Homeplay: fundamental movement skills for teaching young children movement, [Western Australia], 1996

SCIS 895954

COCKS, Neralie, Watch me, I can do it: helping children overcome clumsy and uncoordinated motor skills, Simon & Schuster, East Roseville, 1996

ISBN 073180578X

SCIS 883972

GALLAHUE, David, Developmental physical education for today’s children, Brown & Benchmark, Madison, Wis., 1996

ISBN 0697237303

SCIS 879497 

LANDY, Joanne & LANDY, Maxwell, Ready to use PE activities for  grades K-2, Parker, West Nyack, NY, 1992

ISBN 013673054X

SCIS 761658

LANDY, Joanne & LANDY, Maxwell, Ready to use PE activities for  grades 3-4, Parker, West Nyack, NY, 1992

ISBN 0136730884

SCIS 761654

LANDY, Joanne & LANDY, Maxwell, Ready to use PE activities for  grades 5-6, Parker, West Nyack, NY, 1992

ISBN 0136730701

SCIS 761660 

Sport it! Towards 2000: player skills manual: more extension activities; developmental sports skills program, Australian Sports Commission, Canberra, 1994

ISBN 0646178180

SCIS 803053 

Towards a health promoting school, NSW Department of School Education, Ryde, 1995

ISBN 0731046196

SCIS 849638 

Internet Sites

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education & Recreation

http://www.achper.org.au

Australian Sports Commission

http://www.ausport.gov.au

Children’s Health Development Foundation Home Page

http://www.chdf.org.au/

Kits 

Set no limits: 2000 paralympic games, Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee, Sydney, 1998

ISBN 0646354337

SCIS 944424

 

 

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