Comprehensive School Health Education 8 9780078028519 The most widely used college health education text and teacher resource book, Comprehensive School Health Education provides everything needed to teach health in grades K-12. This text prepares teachers to design and implement a curriculum that integrates the 2007 National Health Education Standards (NHES), the six categories of risk behavior identified by the CDC, and the ten content areas of school health. Included are Totally Awesome Teaching Strategies™, reproducible Teaching Masters, and a Curriculum Guide, all keyed to the NHES at age-appropriate grade levels. With more than 120 teaching strategies to use as lesson plans, Comprehensive School Health Education offers teachers and future teachers a dynamic and empowering approach to teaching health skills and promoting lifelong healthy behaviors in their students. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. • The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here:
Comprehensive School Health Education

Comprehensive School Health Education

8th Edition
By Linda Meeks and Philip Heit and Randy Page
ISBN10: 0078028515
ISBN13: 9780078028519
Copyright: 2013

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Section 1: Comprehensive School Health Education

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

Section 2: Health Content

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

Section 3: Totally Awesome Teaching Strategies

Chapter 15: Using the Totally Awesome Teaching Strategies

Section 4: The Meeks Heit K-12 Health Education Curriculum Guide: A Model for Implementing the National Health Education Standards

Chapter 16: Using the Meeks Heit K-12 Health Education Curriculum Guide


A: National Health Education Standards: Teaching Masters

B: The Teacher's Encyclopedic Guide for Health Concerns of School-Age Youth...from A-Z

C: Health Resources



About the Author

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.

Philip Heit

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.