This course is for the spring semester 2022. It satisfies the health credit required to graduate in the state of Tennessee.
Health is about stewardship: managing what you have as well as you can. This course covers the physical, nutritional, emotional, and spiritual aspects of growing into a healthy adult. Students will study the human body systems, senses, genetics, temperaments, and physical influences on thoughts and feelings. The course respectfully covers mental illness and emotional stability, as well as the inestimable value of another human being, our culture, our gender roles, our families, socialization, communication skills, and conflict resolution skills. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of both macronutrients and micronutrients, including the importance of exercise and proper diet. Projects cover materials such as nature versus nurture, personal temperament, good decision-making skills, boundary setting, analyzing food intake and activity levels, creating good hygiene habits, keeping a sleep record, as well as so much more. Practical topics include information on the things that students encounter every day, such as hydration and sleep. Realistic nutritional advice is presented in a form that allows students to take charge of their eating habits. And while most high school health courses only deal with physical health, Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition recognizes that health is just as dependent on social, emotional, mental, and spiritual vitality
**Parental Note: Apologia designed this health curriculum to tell the truth to teens about the beauty of married sex, the developing baby, and the joy of being parents. The curriculum warns teens about the dalliance into immodesty, pornography, and casual sexual activity. This is a full health textbook. Some students may not be mature enough to discuss some of the topics. The reproductive systems are covered in detail, including accurate, yet respectful, illustrations and descriptions. The book respectfully discusses the act of marriage, sexual misconduct, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. We will not cover the last unit in the book that deals with sex education in this class. This is a Christian curriculum, and while it is handled very well, we will not be discussing it in class with other students. It would be a wonderful unit to cover with your student at home. Please be aware that this is in the student’s textbook and notebook. We will discuss alcohol and drug abuse, depression, pornography and other topics that also require maturity in class. Please use your knowledge of your students to decide if this course is appropriate for their maturity levels.
Apologia also recognizes that some teens struggle, so the curriculum tackles the topics in a way that is gentle on the young person who may struggle with mental illness, with a disability, or a poor prognosis. It emphasizes that each person must do the best he or she can with what is given to them by God, who numbers our days
Students will need Apologia Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition textbook and student notebook.
Class Homework requirements:
Weekly assignments including assignments on Schoology. Tests, study guides, projects and other homework assignments will be assigned. Students need access to Schoology at home.
*1 semester class 16 week class Spring Semester 2022
Class Fee: $180
Supply fee: $50
Tutor: Andrea Reese
COVID-19 Contingency Plan:
In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom for the 2021-22 school year, I will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via a video chat service. Assignments can be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically.