The Tools You Need for Teaching Health
Health educators who work with adolescents, seniors, students, and other population groups must explain to their audiences the prevention of risk behaviors, the interrelationship between health knowledge, attitudes and behaviors and health status, and the workings of the human body, all in language that is easily understandable and jargon free.
Tools for Teaching Health presents classroom–tested, ready to use activities and lessons developed and written by highly acclaimed health educators. This much–needed resource provides any health educator who works with various populations with the strategies that will enhance the health education experience and make learning fun. Designed to be practical, all the book′s proven activities are reproducible, hands–on, student–centered, and interactive.
Tools for Teaching Health concentrates on the key areas that are critical to health education:
Tools for Teaching Health reflects the National Health Education Standards that support the need to promote health and disease prevention behavior. The chapters show how to promote healthy behaviors, such as stress management, communication skills, assertiveness, refusal skills, goal setting, resource management, media analysis, and advocate for personal, family, and community health.
All the activities highlighted in Tools for Teaching Health are designed to promote cooperative learning, social interaction, creativity, and a mutual atmosphere of trust, respect, and the joy of learning health.
Praise for Tools for Teaching Health
"The finest teaching methodology book that I′ve seen, written by true professionals. The lessons are easy to follow and have all been ′tried and tested′ in the classroom."
Dr. Darrel Lang, Health and Physical EducationProgram Consultant, Kansas State Department of Education
"A great resource to connect the Learning Standards to the health skills required to be successful in the twenty–first century."
Dr. Gary English, former professor atIthaca College and executive director for theStatewide Center for Healthy Schools in New York
Chapter 2: Alcohol; Icebreaker: Concentric Circles; Lesson 1: Alcohol Concept Splash; Lesson 2: Alcohol Simulation Stations; Lesson 3: Drinking And Driving Timeline; Lesson 4: Dysfunctional Families An Alcohol Story; Lesson 5: Pick–And–Choose Refusal Skills; Home School Connection: Contract For Life; Project: Show Us The Money! Alcohol Grant Writing; Assessment: Functional Knowledge And Skills Exam.
Chapter 3: Drugs; Icebreaker: Raise Your Hand If You Take Drugs; Lesson 1: Paper Plate Pharmacology; Lesson 2: Refusal Skills And Marijuana; Lesson 3: How Social Is Norm?; Lesson 4: The I s Have It; Lesson 5: Up Close And Personal; Home School Connection: Talking About Marijuana; Project: What s Up In Health? 1; Assessment: Functional Knowledge And Skills Exam.
Chapter 4: Nutrition; Icebreaker: Toilet Paper Game; Lesson 1: Puzzling Pieces; Lesson 2: Did I Eat That? How To Read A Food Label; Lesson 3: What s That?; Lesson 4: Hearty Appetites; Lesson 5: Positive And Negative Weight Loss Cards; Home School Connection: Favorite Family Recipe; Conversion; Project: Food Diary And Reflection Paper; Assessment: Functional Knowledge And Skills Exam.
Chapter 5: Sexuality Education; Icebreaker: Abstinence Bingo; Lesson 1: Sexuality Brainstorm; Lesson 2: That s My Line; Lesson 3: Raw Oysters Have Feelings, Too!; Lesson 4: Contraception Commercials; Lesson 5: What Are They Selling?; Home School Connection: Hopes And Fears; Project: Music With A Message; Assessment: Functional Knowledge And Skills Exam.
Chapter 6: Violence Prevention; Icebreaker: Tie Activity What Do I Want To Be When; I Grow Up?; Lesson 1: Violence Match Game; Lesson 2: Where Do You Stand?; Lesson 3: Managing Anger Round Robin; Lesson 4: Crossing The Line; Lesson 5: Conflict Resolution; Home School Connection: Television Violence; Project: Production Company; Assessment: Functional Knowledge And Skills Exam.
Chapter 7: Physical Activity; Icebreaker: Who s Who On The Playground?; Lesson 1: The Secret Magic Super Pill For Good Health; Lesson 2: Disco Aerobics; Lesson 3: Physical Activity And Goal Setting; Lesson 4: Counterfeit Fitness The Dangers Of Using Anabolic Steroids And Other; Performance–Enhancing Substances; Lesson 5: A Pound Of Fat Doing The Weight–Loss Math; Home School Connection: Physical Activity; Project: Student–Created Public Service Announcements; Assessment: Functional Knowledge And Skills Exam.