Teaching Children about Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach / Edition 1by Estelle Weinstein, Efrem Rosen, Efrem Rosem
Pub. Date: 02/28/1999
TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT HEALTH takes a case study approach and is written especially for the elementary classroom teacher. The goal of this text is to help teachers become more knowledgeable about and comfortable with health topics, to be more reflective in their practice of teaching about health, and better equipped with activities for incorporating health subjects… See more details below
TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT HEALTH takes a case study approach and is written especially for the elementary classroom teacher. The goal of this text is to help teachers become more knowledgeable about and comfortable with health topics, to be more reflective in their practice of teaching about health, and better equipped with activities for incorporating health subjects into their curriculum. Each chapter considers health from a physical, social, and emotional perspective, acknowledging the mind-body connection. The authors include topics that are relevant in children's lives using a wellness/preventive health model. In addition, each chapter provides activities that can be integrated into several disciplines found in most elementary-school curricula. This text is meant to provide elementary school classroom teachers with the incentive and knowledge base they will need to include interdisciplinary lessons about the various health content areas in their daily teaching. It recognizes that since most elementary-school programs do not have separate health education experiences for students, and since these are the primary learning years, it is the responsibility of the classroom teacher to initiate learning about health.
Table of Contents1. Health: An Educational Concern. 2. Community Health. 3. The Human Body and Its Development. 4. Nutrition. 5. Keeping Kids Active; Keeping Kids Healthy. 6. Communicable and Chronic Diseases. 7. Mental Health. 8. Sexual Health, Family Life and Relationships. 9. Childhood Stress. 10. Use of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Substances. 11. Child Abuse Prevention. 12. Children's Experience with Loss, Dying and Death. 13. Environmental Health. 14. Safety, Injury Prevention, and First Aid. 15. The Consumer Health Products and Services. A. Report on the 1990 Joint Committee on the Health Education Terminology. B. Relationship of the Health Education Content Areas and Adolescent Risk Behaviors to the National Health Education Standards. C. Healthy People 2000 National Health Priority Areas and Objectives Which Target Health Education of the School-Age Population. D. Health Resources for Teachers. E. Key Documents. F. Web Site Resources. GLOSSARY. INDEX.
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