ERIC Number: ED348347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Into Adolescence: Fitness, Health and Hygiene. A Curriculum for Grades 5-8. Contemporary Health Series.
Garzino, Mary S.
The Contemporary Health Series is intended to help teachers address critical health issues in their classrooms. It is designed to provide educators with the curricular tools necessary to challenge students to take personal responsibility for their health. This learning module, directed at middle school teachers, focuses on several health and family life topics. Seven lessons help students develop an understanding of specific behaviors they can practice to keep themselves healthy. Four health factors are addressed: nutrition; sleep; cleanliness; and physical activity. The seven lessons treat these factors as follows: (1) "Personal Health-Do I Care?" considers the importance of personal health; (2) "Food for Health" stresses the importance of good nutrition; (3) "The Land of Nod" explores the topic of sleep and helps students analyze personal sleep needs; (4) "Keep it Clean" provides basic hygiene education with a focus on hair, nails, and teeth; (5) "Get Physical, Get Healthy" emphasizes the importance of physical activity in terms of flexibility, muscle strength, and cardiorespiratory endurance; (6) "The Road to Fitness" teaches students to evaluate personal plans for fitness; and (7) "Fit for Fun" guides children in selecting appropriate activities they will enjoy. Each lesson incorporates approximate time required and instructional strategies (brainstorming, class discussion, cooperative learning groups, creative expression, pages suitable for overhead transparencies, roleplays, teacher lecture, and worksheets). (LL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Guides, Health Promotion, Hygiene, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Nutrition Instruction, Physical Fitness, Worksheets
Network Publications, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.
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