Teaching Today's Health
B>" This book is a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of health and wellness, with strategies for teaching health education in elementary and middle ... Show synopsis B>" This book is a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of health and wellness, with strategies for teaching health education in elementary and middle schools. The book begins with an introductory overview of the philosophical bases for health education, national standards, and evaluation methods, and includes a variety of activities and strategies for approaching health education in the classroom. Each content chapter is followed by a strategy chapter that shows the teacher how to effectively apply and teach the content in a meaningful way. The strategies include value clarification activities, dramatizations, puzzles, and games, as well as suggestions for World Wide Web sites, references, and videos for teaching in each of the content areas. The theme of instilling lifelong health and wellness through positive lifestyle choices is used throughout. For health educators working with elementary and middle school students, or anyone else with an interest in health education.