Essentials of Teaching Health Education Book


Provides a skills-based approach to teaching K-12 health education.

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Health education book provides information needed to develop, teach, and assess a health education program to make students health-literate individuals. Includes real-world examples and practical strategies to introduce students top the skills needed to maintain or improve health.

Emphasize Skill-Based Learning

This book emphasizes a critical approach to instilling personal health and wellness values in students, aligning them with National Health Education Standards. It offers teachers practical strategies for curriculum design and program development through a skill-based approach. Real-world examples, concept summaries, key points, and review questions aid students while processing and retaining core concepts.

Includes a test bank, presentation package, web resource, and instructor guide.


Essentials of Teaching Health Education Book spans 320 pages, broken into 5 sections and 18 total chapters.



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Introduction: Connections to 21st-Century Skills

Part I: Building the Foundation of a Skills-Based Approach

  • Chapter 1. Developing Health-Literate Individuals
  • Chapter 2. Understanding a Skills-Based Approach
  • Chapter 3. Examining Student Motivation

Part II: Teaching to the National Health Education Standards

  • Chapter 4. Accessing Valid and Reliable Information, Products, and Services
  • Chapter 5. Analyzing Influences
  • Chapter 6. Interpersonal Communication
  • Chapter 7. Decision Making
  • Chapter 8. Goal Setting
  • Chapter 9. Self-Management
  • Chapter 10. Advocacy

Part III: Developing Curricula and Assessments

  • Chapter 11. Using Data to Inform Curriculum Planning
  • Chapter 12. Eight Steps for Curriculum Development
  • Chapter 13. Designing Meaningful Assessments

Part IV: Strategies for Effective Instruction

  • Chapter 14. Creating a Positive Learning Environment
  • Chapter 15. Implementing a Skills-Based Approach
  • Chapter 16. Meeting the Unique Needs of Elementary Health Education

Part V: Beyond the Classroom

  • Chapter 17. Professional Development and Advocacy
  • Chapter 18. Making Cross-Curriculum Connections




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