"Teen Health" is the integrated, activities-based health program written especially for middle school students. "Teen Health" helps students understand that good health affects their school performance, their friendships, their looks, and their lives. It stretches far beyond traditional health topics to cover the subjects students really want to know about. It explains the importance of avoiding risky behaviors and provides step-by-step guidelines on how to do so. Student-friendly modules allow teachers to supplement the core curriculum with selected topics.
Reading age for native speakers: Middle School students
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Cross-curricular integration throughout the program with the Reading Skills handbook, reading and writing strategies, academic vocabulary, Connect To activities (math, science, and social studies), and Standardized Test Practice.
Activities based program with an emphasis on health skills, avoiding risk behaviors, and promoting health literacy.
Chapter 1: Understanding Your Health - Lesson :1 What Is Health and Wellness? - Lesson 2: Changes During the Teen Years - Lesson 3: Taking Responsibility for Your Health
Chapter 2: Skills for a Healthy Life - Lesson 1: Making Decisions and Setting Goals - Lesson 2: Building Your Character - Lesson 3: Developing Other Health Skills
Chapter 3: Mental and Emotional Health - Lesson 1: Your Mental and Emotional Health - Lesson 2: Understanding Your Emotions - Lesson 3: Managing Stress - Lesson 4: Coping with Loss
Chapter 4: Mental and Emotional Problems - Lesson 1: Mental and Emotional Disorders - Lesson 2: Suicide Prevention - Lesson 3: Help for Mental and Emotional Disorders
Chapter 5: Relationships: The Teen Years - Lesson 1: Friendships During Adolescence - Lesson 2: Practicing Communication Skills - Lesson 3: Peer Pressure and Refusal Skills - Lesson 4: Limits and Abstinence
Chapter 6: Promoting Social Health - Lesson 1: You and Your Relationships - Lesson 2: Getting Along with Your Family - Lesson 3: Marriage and Parenthood
Chapter 8: Violence Prevention - Lesson 1: Avoiding and Preventing Violence - Lesson 2: Dealing with Violence - Lesson 3: Bullying and Harassment - Lesson 4: Abuse - Lesson 5: Preventing and Coping with Abuse
Chapter 9: Physical Activity and Fitness - Lesson 1: The Benefits of Physical Activity - Lesson 2: Endurance, Strength, and Flexibility - Lesson 3: Setting Fitness Goals - Lesson 4: Sports Conditioning and Avoiding Injury
Chapter 10: Nutrition for Health - Lesson 1: The Importance of Nutrition - Lesson 2: Nutrients for Wellness - Lesson 3: Following Nutrition Guidelines - Lesson 4: Planning Meals and Snacks
Chapter 11: Your Body Image - Lesson 1: Maintaining a Healthy Weight - Lesson 2: Eating Disorders
Chapter 12: Alcohol - Lesson 1: Why Alcohol Is Harmful - Lesson 2: Short-Term Effects of Alcohol Use - Lesson 3: Long-Term Effects of Alcohol Use - Lesson 4: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse - Lesson 5: Getting Help for Alcohol Abuse
Chapter 13: Tobacco - Lesson 1: Facts About Tobacco - Lesson 2: Health Risks of Tobacco Use - Lesson 3: Tobacco Addiction - Lesson 4: Tobacco’s Costs to Society - Lesson 5: Choosing to Be Tobacco Free
Chapter 14: Drugs - Lesson 1: Drug Misuse and Abuse - Lesson 2: Marijuana and Other Illegal Drugs - Lesson 3: Narcotics, Stimulants, and Depressants - Lesson 4: Hallucinogens and Inhalants - Lesson 5: Getting Help - Lesson 6: Staying Drug Free
Chapter 15: Personal Care and Consumer Choices - Lesson 1: Personal Health Care - Lesson 2: Being a Smart Health Consumer - Lesson 3: Using Medicines Wisely - Lesson 4: Choosing Health Services - Lesson 5: Public Health
Chapter 16: Your Body Systems - Lesson 1: Your Skeletal System - Lesson 2: Your Muscular System - Lesson 3: Your Circulatory System - Lesson 4: Your Respiratory System - Lesson 5: Your Nervous System - Lesson 6: Your Digestive and Excretory Systems - Lesson 7: Your Endocrine System - Lesson 8: Your Reproductive System
Chapter 17: Growth and Development - Lesson 1: The Beginning of Life - Lesson 2: Heredity and Environment - Lesson 3: From Childhood to Adolescence - Lesson 4: Adulthood and Aging
Chapter 18: Common Communicable Diseases - Lesson 1: Preventing the Spread of Disease - Lesson 2: The Body’s Defenses Against Infection - Lesson 3: Communicable Diseases - Lesson 4: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Lesson 5: HIV/AIDS
Chapter 19: Noncommunicable Diseases - Lesson 1: Causes of Noncommunicable Diseases - Lesson 2: Cancer - Lesson 3: Heart and Circulatory Problems - Lesson 4: Diabetes and Arthritis - Lesson 5: Allergies and Asthma
Chapter 20: Safety and Emergencies - Lesson 1: Safety in the Home and at School - Lesson 2: Safety on the Road and Outdoors - Lesson 3: Safety in Weather Emergencies - Lesson 4: Basic First Aid - Lesson 5: First Aid for Common Emergencies - Lesson 6: Life-Threatening Emergencies
Chapter 21: Environmental Health - Lesson 1: Pollution and Health - Lesson 2: Preventing and Reducing Pollution
Fitness Zone Handbook Reading Skills Handbook English/Spanish Glossary Index