Health Education

Health Education 

Chapter One-Lessons 1-4 

Resources and Materials:
Decisions for Health-Book
Read along CD
Concept Mapping
Character Building, Identifying Character
Chapter 1 Test 

Activity:
To assess student knowledge about health and wellness, have students answer the Health IQ
questions.
Read along and discuss, taking notes on important material.
Worksheets  

Objectives:
Lesson 1
Identify the four parts of health
Explain the difference between health and wellness
Lesson 2
Explain how heredity affects your health.
Explain how the environment influences your health.
Lesson 3
Describe the relationship between your lifestyle and your health.
Identify four things that you can do to have a healthy lifestyle.
Explain how your attitude affects your health.
Explain what you can do to take responsibility for your healthcare.
Lesson 4
Identify the nine life skills that can improve your life and health.
Describe how practicing the life skills can help you master them.
Explain how you can assess your progress in learning the life skills.
Describe why the life skills should be a part of your daily life. 

Vocabulary Words:
Lesson 1
Health, Wellness,
Lesson 2
Heredity, Environment
Lesson 3
Lifestyle, Attitude, Preventive Healthcare
Lesson 4
Life Skills 

Self Reflection:
Have students develop their own health assessment. 

Evaluation:
Chapter 1 Test 
 

Benchmarks:
National Health Education Standards
1.1 (partial) Explain the relationship between positive
health behaviors and the prevention of injury, illness, disease,
and premature death. (Lesson 3)
1.2 Describe the interrelationship of mental, emotional,
social, and physical health during adolescence. (Lesson 1)
1.3 Describe how family and peers influence the health of
adolescents. (Lesson 2)
1.5 Analyze how environment and personal health are
interrelated. (Lesson 2)
1.6 Describe ways to reduce risks related to adolescent
health problems. (Lesson 3)
2.1 Analyze the validity of health information, products, and
services. (Lesson 4)
2.3 Analyze how media influences the selection of health
information and products. (Lesson 4)
2.5 Compare the costs and validity of health products.
(Lesson 4)
2.6 Describe situations requiring professional health services. (Lesson 3)
3.2 Analyze a personal health assessment to determine
health strengths and risks. (Lesson 1)
3.4 (partial) Demonstrate strategies to improve or maintain
personal and family health. (Lessons 1 and 4)
4.2 Analyze how messages from media and other sources
influence health behaviors. (Lesson 4)
6.4 Apply strategies and skills needed to attain personal health goals. (Lesson 4) 

Chapter 2-Lessons 1-7 

Resources and Materials:
Decisions for Health-Book
Read along CD
Concept Mapping
Character Building, Identifying Character
Chapter 2 Test 

Activity:
Health IQ questions.
Read along and discuss, taking notes on important material.
Worksheets 

Objectives:
Lesson 1
Explain how a good decision is a responsible decision.
Explain the different types of consequences that decisions have.
Lesson 2
List the six steps to making good decisions.
Describe how your values influence your decisions.
Explain the importance of looking at the benefits and risks of your options.
Explain why you should evaluate your decisions.
Lesson 3
Describe how family and cultural traditions influence your decisions.
Explain how peer pressure affects the decisions that you make.
dentify the media as a major influence in your decision making.
Explain how your decisions change based on new information.
Lesson 4
Explain why goals are important.
Identify two influences on your goals.
Compare short-term goals and long-term goals.
Describe how goals can help build healthy relationships.
Lesson 5
Explain the relationship between goals and success.
Describe how you can learn from your mistakes.
Lesson 6
Explain the importance of measuring your progress when pursuing a goal.
Explain why changing your plans are sometimes part of reaching your goals.
Lesson 7
Explain why communication is important.
Identify four skills that you need to be a good listener.
Identify five refusal skills. 

Vocabulary:
Lesson 1
Good Decision, Consequences
Lesson 2
Values, Options, Brainstorming
Lesson3
Peer Pressure
Lesson 4
Goal, Self-Esteem, Interest
Lesson 5
uccess, Persistence
Lesson 6
Coping
Lesson 7
Communication, Refusal Skills 

Self-Reflection:
Students expand their learning by filling out a chart of decisions and consequences 

Evaluation:
Chapter 2 Test 

Benchmarks:
National Health Education Standards
2.3 (partial) analyze how media influences the selection of
health information and products. (Lesson 3)
3.1 Explain the importance of assuming responsibility for
personal health behaviors. (Lesson 1)
4.1 (partial) describe the influence of cultural beliefs on
health behaviors and the use of health services. (Lesson 3)
4.2 Analyze how messages from media and other sources
influence health behaviors. (Lesson 3)
4.4 Analyze how information from peers influences
health. (Lesson 3)
5.1 Demonstrate effective verbal and nonverbal
communication skills to enhance health. (Lesson 7)
5.3 Demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants,
and feelings. (Lesson 7)
5.5 Demonstrate communication skills to build and maintain
healthy relationships. (Lesson 7)
5.6 (partial) Demonstrate refusal and negotiation skills to
enhance health. (Lesson 7)
6.1 (partial) Demonstrate the ability to apply a decision making
process to health issues and problems individually and collaboratively. (Lesson 2)
6.2 Analyze how health-related decisions are influenced by
individuals, family, and community values. (Lessons 2–3)
6.3 Predict how decisions regarding health behaviors have
consequences for self and others. (Lesson 1)
6.4 Apply strategies and skills needed to attain personal
health goals. (Lesson 5)
6.5 (partial) Describe how personal health goals are influenced
by changing information, abilities, priorities, and
responsibilities. (Lesson 1)

 

Chapter Three-Lessons 1-3

Resources and Materials:
Decisions for Health-Book
Read along CD
Concept Mapping
Character Building, It’s Been Said
Chapter 3 Test

Activity:
Health IQ questions.
Read along and discuss, taking notes on important material.
Worksheets

Objectives:
Lesson 1
Describe how self-esteem affects your life.
Identify the characteristics of a person who has high self-esteem and a person who has low self-esteem.
Describe five influences on your self-esteem.

Lesson 2
Describe how self-esteem and self-concept are different.
Identify three areas of self-concept.
Lesson 3
Describe three keys to a healthy self-esteem.
Identify eight strategies for building healthy self-esteem.

Vocabulary Words:
Lesson 1
Self Esteem, Body Image
Lesson 2

Self-Concept

Self Reflection:
Understanding Each Other

Evaluation:
Chapter 3 Test

Benchmarks:
National Health Education Standards

Lesson 1
1.2 Describe the interrelationship of mental, emotional, social, and physical health
during adolescence.
1.4 Describe how family and peers influence the health of adolescents.
4.2 Analyze how messages from media and other sources influence health behaviors.
Lesson 2
1.2 Describe the interrelationship of mental, emotional, social, and physical health
during adolescence.
Lesson 3
1.2 Describe the interrelationship of mental, emotional, social, and physical health
during adolescence.
3.4 Demonstrate strategies to improve or maintain personal and family health.
6.4 Apply strategies and skills needed to attain personal health goals.

 Chapter 4 Lessons 1-8  

Resources and Materials:
Decisions for Health-Book
Read along CD
Concept Mapping
Character Building, Its Been Said
Chapter 4 Test
  

Activity:
Health IQ questions.
Read along and discuss, taking notes on important material.
Worksheets
  

Objectives:
Lesson 1
Describe four parts of physical fitness.
Lesson 2
Explain why you should exercise.
List healthy fitness standards for your age group.
List five things that affect your fitness goals.
Describe how increasing frequency, intensity, and time of exercise affect fitness.
Estimate your target heart rate zone.
Lesson 3
Compare aerobic and anaerobic exercise.
Describe when the body uses aerobic and anaerobic energy.
Lesson 4
Describe five characteristics of someone who is a good sport.
List two places to start playing sports.
Lesson 5
Describe two types of weight training.
Compare free weights and machines.
List seven safety tips for lifting weights
Describe four weight-training exercises.
Lesson 6
Describe six warning signs of injury.
List five signs of overtraining.
Lesson 7
Describe acute and chronic sports injuries.
List three examples of acute injuries.
List two examples of chronic injuries.
Lesson 8
List eight ways to avoid injury while exercising.  

Vocabulary:
Lesson 1
Physical Fitness, Strength, Endurance, Flexibility
Lesson 2
Exercise, Resting Heart Rate, Recovery Time
Lesson 3
Aerobic, Anaerobic
Lesson 4
Competition, Sportsmanship
Lesson 5
Weight Training
Lesson 6
Overtraining
Lesson 7
Acute Injury, Chronic Injury
Lesson 8
Active Rest 

Self Reflection:
You and Your Fitness Program 

Evaluation:
Chapter 4 Test  

Benchmarks:
1.1 (partial) Describe the relationship between positive
health behaviors and the prevention of injury, illness, disease,
and premature death. (Lessons 2, 6, and 8)
3.2 Analyze a personal health assessment to determine
strengths and weaknesses. (Lesson 2)
3.4 (partial) Demonstrate strategies to improve or maintain
personal and family health. (Lessons 2 and 8)
3.5 (partial) Develop injury prevention and management
strategies for personal and family health. (Lesson 8)
4
.3 (partial) Analyze the influence of technology on personal
and family health. (Lesson 2)
6.4 Apply strategies and skills needed to attain personal
health goals. (Lesson 2) 

Chapter 5 Lessons 1-4  

Resources and Materials:
Decisions for Health-Book
Read along CD
Concept Mapping
Character Building, It’s Been Said
Chapter 5 Test
  

Activity:
Health IQ questions.
Read along and discuss, taking notes on important material.
Worksheets
  

Objectives:
Lesson 1
Explain how nutrition affects your overall health.
Explain how your body uses food.
Identify six factors that affect your food choices.
Explain how your feelings may affect your food choices.
Lesson 2
List the six classes of essential nutrients.
Explain what each class of essential nutrient does for your body.
Identify foods that are good sources of the essential nutrients.
Lesson 3
Describe the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Describe how to use the Food Guide Pyramid.
Explain how to read a Nutrition Facts label.
Explain the difference between a serving and a portion.
Lesson 4
Explain why eating a healthy breakfast is important.
Describe three strategies for making healthy snack choices.
List seven ways to eat healthily at a fast-food restaurant.
List six ways to eat healthily at home. 

Vocabulary:
Lesson 1
Digestion, Nutrient, Diet
Lesson 2
Carbohydrate, Fat, Protein, Vitamin, Mineral
Lesson 3
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, My Pyramid, Nutrition Facts Label
Lesson 4 

Self Reflection:
Setting Healthy Eating Goals 

Evaluation:
Chapter 5 Test  

Benchmarks:
1.1 Explain the relationship between positive health behaviors
and the prevention of injury, illness, disease, and premature
death. (Lessons 1–2)
1.4 Describe how family and peers influence the health of
adolescents. (Lesson 1)
3.4 (partial) Demonstrate strategies to improve or maintain
personal and family health. (Lesson 3–4)
4.1 (partial) Describe the influence of cultural beliefs on
health behaviors and the use of health services. (Lesson 1)  

Chapter 8 Lessons 1-4  

Resources and Materials:
Decisions for Health-Book
Read along CD
Concept Mapping
Character Building, It’s Been Said
Chapter 8 Test
  

Activity:
Health IQ questions.
Read along and discuss, taking notes on important material.
Worksheets
  

Objectives:
Lesson 1
Discuss stress as a natural part of life.
D
istinguish between positive stress and distress.
Identify three sources of stress in your life.
Lesson 2
Describe the body’s response to stress.
Distinguish between physical effects and mental or emotional effects of stress.
Lesson 3
Describe two defense mechanisms.
Explain how defense mechanisms can be helpful or harmful.
Lesson 4
Identify physical, mental, or emotional signs of distress.
Discuss ways to manage distress.
Identify ways to avoid or prevent distress. 

Vocabulary:
Lesson 1
Stress, Stressor, Distress, Positive Stress
Lesson 2
Stress Response, Fatigue
Lesson 3
Defense Mechanism
Lesson 4
Stress Management, Relaxation, Redirection, Reframing 

Self Reflection: 

Evaluation:
Chapter 8 Test  

Benchmarks:
1.2 Describe the interrelationship of mental, emotional,
social, and physical health during adolescence.
(Lessons 1 and 2)
3.7 Demonstrate strategies to manage stress.
(Lessons 3 and 4)
5.1 Demonstrate effective verbal and nonverbal communication
skills to enhance health. (Lessons 3 and 4)
5.2 Describe how the behavior of family and peers affects
interpersonal communication. (Lessons 2 and 3 

Chapter 9 Lessons 1-4 

Resources and Materials:
Decisions for Health-Book
Read along CD
Concept Mapping
Character Building, It’s Been Said
Chapter 9 Test
 

Activity:
Health IQ questions.
Read along and discuss, taking notes on important material.
Worksheets 
 

Objectives:

Lesson 1
Explain how relationships can help you stay healthy.
Explain how healthy relationships are like teams.
Explain how people communicate by using words and body language.
Identify how assertive behavior can help you learn and grow.
Lesson 2
Explain why there are a lot of family roles.
Describe four ways that families provide nurture.
Describe five ways to show respect.
Describe two ways you can work through small family problems.
Identify four serious problems and a way to deal with them.
Lesson 3
Explain why tolerance is needed in communities.
List five ways to keep a community healthy.
Lesson 4
Explain why healthy friendships are important.
Describe how supporting your friends can help them stay healthy.
Describe three messages sent by healthy forms of affection.
Describe how to identify and resolve an unhealthy relationship.  

Vocabulary:
Lesson 1
Relationship, Personnel Responsibility, Body Language, Behavior
Lesson 2
Nurturing, Neglect, Abuse
Lesson 3
Community Tolerance
Lesson 4
Friendship 

Self Reflection: 

Evaluation:
Chapter 9 Test  

Benchmarks:
1.4 Describe how family and peers influence the health of
adolescents. (Lessons 1–5)
1.6 Describe ways to reduce risks related to adolescent
health problems. (Lessons 1–2 and 4–5)
1.7 Explain how appropriate healthcare can prevent premature
death and disability. (Lesson 5)
3.1 Explain the importance of assuming responsibility for
personal health behaviors. (Lessons 1–5)
3.3 Distinguish between safe and risky or harmful behaviors
in relationships. (Lessons 2–5)
3.4
Demonstrate strategies to improve or maintain personal
and family health. (Lessons 1–5)
3.6 Demonstrate ways to avoid and reduce threatening
situations. (Lessons 1–2 and 4–5)
4.4 Analyze how information from peers influences health.
(Lessons 1–5)
5.1 Demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication
skills to enhance health. (Lessons 1–2 and 4–5)
5.2 Describe how the behavior of family and peers affects
interpersonal communication. (Lessons 1–5) 
5.3 Demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants,
and feelings. (Lessons 1–5)
5.4 Demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration,
and respect for self and others. (Lessons 1–5)
5
.5 Demonstrate communication skills to build and maintain
healthy relationships. (Lessons 1–5)
5.6 (partial) Demonstrate refusal and negotiation skills to
enhance health. (Lessons 4–5)
6.3 Predict how decisions regarding health behaviors have
consequences for self and others. (Lessons 1 and 5)
6.4 Apply strategies and skills needed to attain personal
health goals. (Lesson 5)
7.3 (partial) Identify barriers to effective communication of
information, ideas, feelings, and opinions about health
issues. (Lessons 2–4)
7.4 Demonstrate the ability to influence and support others
in making positive health choices. (Lessons 1–5)
7.5 Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively when
advocating for healthy individuals, families, and schools.
(Lessons 1–3) 

Chapter 10 Lessons 1-4 

Resources and Materials:
Decisions for Health-Book
Read along CD
Concept Mapping
Character Building, It’s Been Said
Chapter 10 Test
 

Activity:
Health IQ questions.
Read along and discuss, taking notes on important material.
Worksheets 
 

Objectives:
Lesson 1
Describe three signs that a conflict is happening or is about to happen.
Identify three reasons that conflicts happen.
Describe how conflicts can happen at home, with peers, and at school.
Lesson 2
Describe the importance of good communication.
Describe body language and its importance.
Identify five skills for good listening.
Describe negotiation, compromise, and collaboration.
Lesson 3
Identify five warning signs that a conflict may be out of control.
Describe the use of mediation for solving out-of-control conflicts.
Identify seven skills of a trained mediator.
Lesson 4
Describe how a conflict becomes violent.
Identify four signs that conflict many become violent.
E
xplain the importance of reporting all threats of violence.
Lesson 5
Identify five ways to control anger.
Identify five ways to protect yourself from violent situations.  

Vocabulary:
Lesson 1
Conflict, Bullying
Lesson 2
Body Language, Negotiation, Compromise, Collaboration
Lesson 3
Mediation
Lesson 4
Violence, Aggression
Lesson 5 

Self Reflection: 

Evaluation:
Chapter 10 Test  

Benchmarks:
3.6 Demonstrate ways to avoid and reduce threatening situations.
(Lessons 3–5)
5.1 Demonstrate effective verbal and nonverbal communication
skills to enhance health. (Lesson 2)
5.3 Demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants and
feelings. (Lesson 2)
5.5 Demonstrate communication skills to build and maintain
healthy relationships. (Lesson 2)
5.6 (partial) Demonstrate refusal and negotiation skills to
enhance health. (Lesson 2)
5.7 Analyze the possible causes of conflicts among youth in
schools. (Lesson 1)
5.8 Demonstrate strategies to manage conflict in healthy
ways. (Lessons 2 and 3)  

Chapter 17 Lessons 1-8 

Resources and Materials:
Decisions for Health-Book
Read along CD
Concept Mapping
Character Building, It’s Been Said
Chapter 17 Test
 

Activity:
Health IQ questions.
Read along and discuss, taking notes on important material.
Worksheets 
 

Objectives:
Lesson 1
Identify four accidents that happen at home.
Describe two risks at school.
List five ways to avoid violence.
Describe what you should do if you find something scary.
List seven ways to protect yourself from injury.
Lesson 2
Describe two devices that protect you from fire.
List four ways to put out small fires.
Lesson 3
Describe seven ways to protect yourself while walking.
Explain why you should use a helmet while cycling and skating.
Describe how seat belts and air bags protect you.
List four bus safety practices.
Lesson 4
List two injuries caused by cold weather.
Identify two injuries caused by hot weather.
Describe three ways to protect yourself while doing outdoor activities.
Lesson 5
Describe four types of natural disasters.
Describe how you can prepare for natural disasters.
Lesson 6
Describe the three steps of handling an emergency.
List four things you need to say during an emergency phone call.
Lesson 7
Describe how to give abdominal thrusts to adults and too infants.
Explain how to give rescue breathing to adults and too small children.
Lesson 8
Describe the treatment for bleeding.
Explain how to care for burns.
Describe how to care for a poisoning victim.
Describe how to care for broken bones and dislocations.
Explain how to care for someone who has a head, neck, or back injury. 

Vocabulary:
L
esson 1
Accident, Violence
Lesson 2
Smoke Detector, Fire Extinguisher
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Hypothermia, Frostbite, Heat Exhaustion, Heatstroke
Lesson 5
Earthquake, Tornado, Hurricane, Flood
Lesson 6
Emergency, First Aid
Lesson 7
Abdominal Thrusts, rescue Breathing, CPR
Lesson 8
Dislocation, Fracture 

Self Reflection: 

Evaluation:
Chapter 17 Test  

Benchmarks:
1.1 (partial) Explain the relationship between positive
health behaviors and the prevention of injury, illness, disease,
and premature death. (Lessons 1–6)
1.7 (partial) Explain how appropriate health care can
prevent premature death and disability. (Lessons 7–8)
2.6 Describe situations requiring professional health
services. (Lessons 7–8)
3.4 Demonstrate strategies to improve or maintain personal
and family health. (Lessons 1–6)
3.5 Develop injury prevention and management strategies
for personal and family health. (Lessons 1–8)
3.6 Demonstrate ways to avoid and reduce threatening
situations. (Lesson 1)
5
.6 (partial) Demonstrate refusal and negotiation skills to
enhance health. (Lesson 1)
5.7 Analyze the possible causes of conflict among youth in
schools and communities. (Lesson 1)

 

 

 

 

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