HEALTH AND NUTRITION
This high school health and nutrition curriculum explores the physical, social, mental, and spiritual concepts needed for a healthy lifestyle. With detailed illustrations and photos, clear explanations, and enhanced readability, Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition covers what maturing students need to know to help them make the best choices for themselves as they become young adults. Health is about stewardship: managing what you have as well as you can.
Students will study the human body systems, senses, genetics, temperaments, and physical influences on thoughts and feelings. The course respectfully covers mental illness and emotional stability and the inestimable value of another human being, our culture, our gender roles, our families, socialization, communication skills, and conflict resolution skills. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of both macronutrients and micronutrients, including the importance of exercise and proper diet.
Parental Note: This is a full health textbook. Some students may not be mature enough to discuss some of the topics. The reproductive systems are covered in detail, including accurate, yet respectful illustrations and descriptions. We respectfully discuss the act of marriage, sexual misconduct, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. We discuss alcohol and drug abuse, depression, pornography, and other topics that also require maturity. Please use your knowledge of your students to decide if this course is appropriate for their maturity levels.
Curriculum: Apologia Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition (click for link)
Grades: mature 9th - 12th graders
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Teacher: Mrs. Shannon Jackson
Classroom: Farside 1
Cost: $12/week for 32 weeks and a one-time $32 material fee