Any suggestions on a health curriculum for high schoolers?
We used Total Health for a semester credit. Pretty easy to use, and it’s a nice overview of a variety of topics. They have a junior high version as well.
I don’t mean this rude or snarky, it’s genuine curiosity… but why do so many people do a health class with their kids? I have seen it all the way from elementary to HS. I feel like that is just part of normal everyday life stuff you should teach your kids. What do these books cover that they wouldn’t learn just through life?
I understand where your coming from. I am researching it cause it is a high school requirement. As a parent we already do teach the basics like hygiene, diet, exercise, our bodies and so-on. However the curriculum covers more than that, which is kinda cool. Obviously, some curriculums cover more than others and some look at health in a biblical way and some don’t.
The curriculum I’m looking at is called Total Health: Choices for a winning lifestyle. You can look it up on rainbowresource.com and look at their table of contents😊
State requirements for many people I’m
sure. As a nurse I could go on and on about the general health information that the general public lacks in knowledge! For my young elementary kids we certainly have discussions and family health habits that come naturally but I also buy books on certain topics to reinforce what we’ve talked about. For my junior high student & high schooers it is a state requirement to have a half credit of health education and I think there is a lot to learn within the topic of health that needs an in-depth look. This is my personal opinion! Others may have a student with a particular interest in health and wellness.
I agree with you. There have been a lot of things that just come up naturally and we address it too. For us it’s because it is a requirement for my soon-to-be high
I got y’all. I never thought about it being required. We don’t have any regulations in Oklahoma (woo-hoo) so that never occurred to me. I agree the general public lacks a lot of knowledge. I am a sonographer so I feel like I am equipped to teach my kids what they need to know. Thanks for answering my question!