Health Education


Carla Rodríguez


Textbook:  Lifetime Health               Authors:  Holt, Rinehart and Winston


Course Description:

      In health education, students acquire the health information and skills necessary to become healthy adults.  They will learn about behaviors in which they should and should not participate.  To achieve that goal, students will understand the following:

        1)  Students should first seek guidance in the area of health from their parents.

        2)  Personal behaviors can increase or reduce health risks throughout their lifespan.

        3)  Students can recognize and utilize health information and products.

        4)  Personal/interpersonal skills are needed to promote individual, family and community health.


Prerequisite:     None


Materials needed:   Textbook, pen or pencil, paper


Course Curriculum


Chapter 7  Nutrition for Life

Chapter 8  Weight Management and Eating Behaviors

*Chapter 10  Alcohol

*Chapter 11  Tobacco

*Chapter 12  Illegal Drugs

*Chapter 18  Reproduction, Pregnancy, and Development

*Chapter 20  Risks of Adolescent Sexual Activity

*Chapter 21  HIV and AIDS



*Worth the Wait will be included in these chapters.

Grading Procedure


Formative Grades (50%)    Class work, Quizzes, Homework

Summative Grades (50%)  Tests, Projects, Research Papers




The responsibility to make up missed assignment falls on the student.  Check with the instructor to make up missed assignments.  Retesting is allowed before and after school only.





Last Modified on September 10, 2013