Teaching Today's Health

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/20/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Teaching Today's Health, Tenth Edition,balances comprehensive theory chapters with a wealth of effective classroom activities to give students the tools they need to become successful health educators. This book's strong background and depth in teaching prepares the student for the challenges of today's teaching environment. In addition to addressing the increased diversity of today's classroom, this text also discusses the impact of No Child Left Behind and other recent legislation. The Tenth Edition includes expanded coverage of bullying and obesity, a significantly updated nutrition chapter, more technology coverage, the new Worksheets, and more. Priced significantly less than other books in the market, this attractive two-color book provides a great value to students.

Author Biography

David J. Anspaugh is a Professor at Albion College. He has extensive experience serving for various organizations, such as American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and various regional branches of the organization. Anspaugh has served as president of the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD). He is currently the President-Elect of Midwest District AAHPERD. In 2007 he was selected by the American Association for Health Education as the University Health Educator of the year. He has published several dozen books and journal articles and has won five distinguished teaching awards.



Gene Ezell is a Professor of Health Education at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He also serves as the Departmental Health Education Curriculum Coordinator and is responsible for evaluating revisions to the undergraduate and graduate health education course offerings. He is an active member of AAHPERD and the Tennessee AHPERD. He has written, cowritten, and reviewed several books and journal articles in the field of health education. Ezell is the recipient of several awards, including the United States’ College Health Educator of the Year award (1995).

Table of Contents

1. The Need for Health Education

2. The Role of the Teacher in Coordinated School Health Programs

3. Planning for Health Instruction

4. Strategies for Implementing Health Instruction

5. Measurement and Evaluation of Health Education

6. Mental Health and Stress Reduction

7. Strategies for Teaching Mental Health and Stress Reduction

8. Body Systems

9. Personal Health

10. Strategies for Teaching Body Systems and Personal Health

11. Sexuality Education

12. Strategies for Teaching Sexuality Education

13. Substance Use and Abuse

14. Strategies for Teaching About Substance Use and Abuse

15. Infectious and Noninfectious Conditions

16. Strategies for Teaching About Infectious and Noninfectious Conditions

17. Nutrition

18. Strategies for Teaching Nutrition

19. Injuries: Accident and Violence Prevention

20. Strategies for Teaching About Injuries: Accident and Violence Prevention

21. Consumer Health

22. Strategies for Teaching Consumer Health

23. Aging, Dying, and Death

24. Strategies for Teaching About Aging, Dying, and Death

25. Environmental Health

26. Strategies for Teaching Environmental Health

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