ERIC Number: ED237485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Health Education for Georgia Middle Grades. A Competency-Based Approach.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
This guide for middle school health education teachers in Georgia first sets forth the state policies on the school's responsibility for student health, the general objectives of health education, and the purposes of school health services programs. Instructional units are provided for grades 5 through 8. Topics covered in the units include: (1) mental health; (2) nutrition; (3) drug use and abuse; (4) safety and first aid; (5) dental health; (6) family living; (7) disease prevention; (8) environmental and consumer health; and (9) health careers. For each unit, instructional methods are suggested, a general course description is given, and a course outline provided. Each educational objective has suggested performance indicators and matching instructional activities. A list of instructional resources includes media sources, textbooks, selected reading references, college and universities with degree programs in health and safety education, and organizations offering health education materials. Appendices include samples of health record keeping materials, steps to curriculum development, and suggested elements for a secondary education course guide. (JD)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Competency Based Education, Dental Health, Disease Control, Drug Abuse, Educational Objectives, Family Health, Health Education, Health Occupations, Individual Development, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Mental Health, Middle Schools, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, Recordkeeping, Safety Education, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.