Health Education: Elementary and Middle School Applications

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-21
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Health Education: Elementary and Middle School Applicationsis 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.

Table of Contents


Foundations of Health Education

1 Coordinated School Health

2 Comprehensive School Health Education

3 Standards-Based Planning, Teaching, and Assessment in Health Education

4 Building and Managing the Safe and Positive Learning Environment


Helping Students Develop Skills for Positive Health Habits

5 Promoting Mental and Emotional Health

6 Promoting Healthy Eating

7 Promoting Physical Activity

8 Promoting Safety and Preventing Unintentional Injury

9 Promoting Personal Health and Wellness


Helping Students Translate Their Skills to Manage Health Risks

10 Preventing Intentional Injuries and Violence

11 Promoting a Tobacco-Free Lifestyle

12 Promoting an Alcohol- and Other Drug–Free Lifestyle

13 Promoting Sexual Health

14 Managing Loss, Death, and Grief


A 2007 National Health Education Standards for Grades Pre-K–8

B Rocky Mountian Center for HealthMountainon and Education Rubrics for the National Health Education Standards

C Development Characteristics and Needs of Students in Elementary andMiddle Grades: A Foundation for Age-Appropriate Practice

D Activity Listings by Content Area, Grade Level, and NHES Standard (Online Appendix)

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