Planet Health: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Teaching Middle School Nutrition and Physical Activity
The second edition of Planet Health: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Teaching Middle School Nutrition and Physical Activity offers an innovative approach to teaching health education. You can use this proven, evidence-based curriculum to teach students about nutrition and physical activity while helping them build skills and competencies in language arts, math, science, social studies, and physical education. The curriculum is designed for use by teachers in core academic areas as well as in physical education and health.
This new edition includes revised nutrition and physical activity information, ensuring that you're equipped with the most up-to-date science. The book also includes an all-new CD-ROM with plenty of reproducible worksheets, parent information and newsletters, school health resources, and other teacher resource materials. Like the popular first edition, Planet Health provides
-materials and instructions to implement Power Down, a two-week campaign to reduce television and other media viewing time, which you can launch in the classroom or school-wide; and
-FitCheck, a self-assessment tool to help students track and improve their activity levels.
In addition, the book includes access to a Web site, which features a teacher training PowerPoint presentation, a Planet Heath FAQ, and more. Planet Health, Second Edition, encourages students to think holistically about how health behaviors are interrelated, and it offers a constructivist approach to teaching and learning. With this approach, you can build on your students' knowledge and experiences to create an active, inquiry-based, student-centered learning environment--one in which students learn best as they construct meaning for themselves.
Developed by educators and scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health, Planet Health, Second Edition, is aligned with the Massachusetts Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks (learning standards) for health, language arts, math, science and technology, and history and social science, and it meets the standards in many other states. Every Planet Health lesson incorporates a range of language arts learning standards and engages students through discussion ideas for small or large groups in which they cooperatively learn and solve health-related issues. Active discussions are used to encourage higher-level thinking and cognition, and peer-group work fosters social development.
This new edition of Planet Health is the perfect antidote to kids' inactivity, poor food choices, and high levels of screen-viewing time. Acquiring good habits regarding nutrition and physical activity in adolescence often carries over into adulthood. Help your students develop good habits now with Planet Health, Second Edition, and they'll have a better chance of growing into healthy adults.
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Getting Started 455
Foundation Lessons for 5tudents
Charting Screen Time
Language Arts 69
The Language of Food
Global Foods 591
Around the World With Five a Day
Lesson 5? Free to Be Fit
Food Rituals and Society 457
Introducing Exercise and Fitness
FE Microunitg Lets Get Started on Being Fit
Go for the Goal 151
Making Healthy Choices
Lesson12 Figuring Out Fat
Whats for Lunch?
Calcium and Iron
The Plants We Eat 511
Foods for Energy 525
Muscle Mysteries 557
Food Through the Ages 571
Democracy and Diet 562
FE Microunit 4 Charting Your FitScore Fit 1 Score
PE Microunit7 Setting Goals for Personal Fitness
PE MWWWIO Frequency Intensity Time and Type
IE Microunit15 Improving Flexibility
FE Microunitl7 Knowing Your Resting Heart Rate
FE Microunit 19 Be Active Now for a Healthy Heart Later
Get Ready to Exercise
PE Microunit 26 Dance for Fitness
The Human Heart
How Far Can You Jump?
Appendix B Physical Activity Resources
About the Authors