Teaching Today's Health / Edition 9

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Teaching TodayUs Health balances a strong foundation of health methods theory with a wealth of activities to give readers the tools they need to become successful health educators. In addition to an enhanced design and photo program, the Seventh Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect current health issues such as violence and questions about terrorism. New features like Teaching in Action boxes and suggested grade levels for each activity help readers create a curriculum for their own K-8 classroom. KEY TOPICS The bookUs comprehensive coverage includes topics such as mental health, personal health, family life, and substance abuse. A dynamic new website includes chapter quizzes and weblinks for additional review.For college instructors, students, or anyone interested in health and wellness.

Incl. role of teachers/plng/evaluation; personal/ body systems; mental/stress; substance use/abuse; nutrition.

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Editorial Reviews

A textbook that presents the background, content, and strategies necessary for facilitating the teaching of health education in the middle and elementary schools. This updated edition adds new content and strategy chapters on environmental health, and new sections on teaching controversial issues such as HIV/AIDS, family life, drugs, and child abuse. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321596772
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Publication date: 3/6/2009
  • Series: Alternative eText Formats Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 430,375
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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).

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Need for Health Education 1
Ch. 2 The Role of the Teacher in Health Instruction 25
Ch. 3 Planning for Health Instruction 57
Ch. 4 Strategies for Implementing Health Instruction 91
Ch. 5 Measurement and Evaluation of Health Education 123
Ch. 6 Body Systems/Personal Health 153
Ch. 7 Strategies for Teaching Body Systems/Personal Health 187
Ch. 8 Mental Health and Stress Reduction 215
Ch. 9 Strategies for Teaching Mental Health and Stress Reduction 241
Ch. 10 Family Life Education 265
Ch. 11 Strategies for Teaching Family Life Education 297
Ch. 12 Substance Use and Abuse 321
Ch. 13 Strategies for Teaching Substance Abuse and Use 351
Ch. 14 Communicable, Noninfections, and Chronic Conditions 369
Ch. 15 Strategies for Teaching Communicable, Noninfections, and Chronic Conditions 403
Ch. 16 Nutrition 423
Ch. 17 Strategies for Teaching Nutrition 445
Ch. 18 Safety and First Aid 471
Ch. 19 Strategies for Teaching Safety and First Aid 487
Ch. 20 Consumer Health 501
Ch. 21 Strategies for Teaching Consumer Health 523
Ch. 22 Aging, Dying, and Death 545
Ch. 23 Strategies for Teaching Aging, Dying, and Death 577
Ch. 24 Environmental Health 593
Ch. 25 Strategies for Teaching Environmental Health 611
Epilog 629
Index 631
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