Health Education: Elementary and Middle School Applications

Health Education: Elementary and Middle School Applications

Language: English

Pages: 480

ISBN: 0073529680

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Health Education: Elementary and Middle School Applications is a state-of-the art methods book that provides a broad introduction to successful school health programming to reduce health risks and promote school success. Now in its Seventh Edition, the text continues to emphasize the skills needed to teach health, while providing background information on key health topics. This practical approach prepares pre-service elementary and middle school teachers to provide quality health instruction. All the suggested teaching activities are aligned with the National Health Education Standards and include sample assessment strategies.














room. Explain that you will call out categories to form small groups. When students cluster in groups, they introduce themselves to each other and try to learn every person’s name. For younger students, teachers should select categories with limited choices (favorite season, number of siblings, eye color), designate an area of the room for each choice, and facilitate students’ movement to appropriate areas. Teachers might want to post FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH EDUCATION 9/16/11 7:52 PM pictures

not smoking, and getting a good night’s sleep. Teachers can help students dig deeper by asking “What do you and your family do to stay healthy and strong when you have a problem?” Students might say that they talk things out or watch a funny television show together. Students can draw from their family practices and habits to make a class book about healthy families. Teachers should know their students and families well before undertaking a lesson like this. If teachers know that several students

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their families, and who are the consumers of the future. Marketing strategies that focus on children in schools are very successful, as brandname foods are marketed in school cafeterias and hallways, products and coupons are distributed on holidays and as rewards for achievement, and students and their parents sell products to raise funds for their schools.97 Many elementary and middle schools provide access to less-than-healthy foods. SHPPS 2006 findings revealed that such foods are available in

Consumers should buy the product to prevent negative consequences (identity theft) or social consequences (bad breath). 13. Exaggeration. It’s “the best ever!” It’s “one of a kind!” “The solution is so simple!” 14. Problem solvers. This product will take care of everything and change your life. 15. Repetition. The same message or phrase is used over and over. 16. First on the block. The product will show that consumers are ahead of their time. Standard 3: Access Information, Products, and

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