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Comprehensive School Health Education
Comprehensive School Health Education

Comprehensive School Health Education, 9th Edition

ISBN10: 0078028639 | ISBN13: 9780078028632
By Philip Heit, Linda Meeks, Randy Page and Phillip Ward

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Comprehensive School Health Education, provides everything needed to teach health in grades K-12.  The authors continue to offer their dynamic and empowering approach to teaching health skills.  This book includes lesson plans, online and app-based tools for assessment, and Totally Awesome Teaching Strategies masters - a curriculum tool aligned with National Health Education Standards and CDC guidelines for health education.  This edition also introduces the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model from the CDC and ASCD

Comprehensive School Health Education, 9e

CHAPTER 1: A Nation at Risk: The Need for Comprehensive School Health Education
CHAPTER 2: School Health Services and Healthful School Environment: Promoting and Protecting Health and Safety
CHAPTER 3: The Comprehensive School Health Education Curriculum: A Blueprint for Implementing the National Health Education Standards
CHAPTER 4: Instructional Strategies and Technologies: Motivating Students to Learn
CHAPTER 5: Mental and Emotional Health
CHAPTER 6: Family and Social Health
CHAPTER 7: Growth and Development
CHAPTER 8: Nutrition
CHAPTER 9: Personal Health and Physical Activity
CHAPTER 10: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
CHAPTER 11: Communicable and Chronic Diseases
CHAPTER 12: Consumer and Community Health
CHAPTER 13: Environmental Health
CHAPTER 14: Injury Prevention and Safety
CHAPTER 15: Using the Totally Awesome Teaching Strategies
CHAPTER 16: Using the Meeks Heit K-12 Health Education Curriculum Guide

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About the Author

Philip Heit

Linda Meeks

Linda Meeks and Philip Heit are emeritus professors of Health Education in the College of Education at The Ohio State University. Linda and Philip previously owned Meeks Heit Publishing, a publishing company that specialized in producing health education textbooks, video, CD-ROM, and multimedia programs for grades K-12 and college. Linda and Philip sold Meeks Heit Publishing Company and the McGraw-Hill Companies acquired their product line and works closely with them. Linda and Philip remain actively involved in the health education profession, continuing to write textbooks. To date, they have co-authored more than 250 different health education textbooks that are used by millions of students preschool through college. They have recently produced new editions of Totally Awesome® Health K–8 and Health and Wellness 9–12. Linda and Philip continue to assist state departments of education and as well as thousands of school districts, develop comprehensive school health education curricula and implement the National Health Education Standards. Their textbooks and other materials continue to be used throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Japan, Mexico, England, Puerto Rico, Spain, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bermuda, and the Virgin Islands. During the years they taught at The Ohio State University, Linda and Philip taught thousands of teachers, school administrators, and allied health professionals in how to teach health and communicate with children and parents on relevant health issues. During this time, Randy Page joined the faculty and taught with Linda and Philip. Linda, Philip, and Randy continued to collaborate when Randy left and joined the faculty at The University of Idaho as Professor of Health Education. Randy has written more than 70 journal articles and consulted on research projects with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They have collaborated on Comprehensive School Health Education: Totally Awesome Strategies for Teaching Health®; Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Totally Awesome® Strategies®; and Violence Prevention: Totally Awesome® Teaching Strategies for Safe and Drug-Free Schools.

Randy Page

Randy Page is a professor of Health at Brigham Young University. He has written more than 75 articles in professional journals, consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and conducted research on adolescenthealth in the United States, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. He is co-author of Totally Awesome Teaching Strategies for Teaching Health™; Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Totally Awesome Teaching Strategies™; and Violence Prevention: Totally Awesome Teaching Strategies™ for Safe and Drug-Free Schools.

Phillip Ward

Phillip Ward is a professor in the Department of Human Sciences at the Ohio State University where he teaches
health and physical education to preservice and inservice teachers. He is a fellow of SHAPE America and the National Academy of Kinesiology. Ward has published more than 100 articles and 5 books; he has been invited to speak in Belgium, China, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Korea, Turkey, and throughout the United States. He is a co-author of the recent  SHAPE America and NAKHE policy report on health and physical education teacher recruitment in the United States.


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