Through Live Well: Middle School Health, students will discover fundamentals of health and wellness and learn how to apply these throughout their life span.
The text will help students understand how to do the following:
- Develop skills for healthy living
- Prioritize healthy nutrition, physical activity, and stress management
- Avoid destructive habits
- Build healthy relationships
- Contribute to community and environmental health
The content in Live Well: Middle School Health is aligned with the National Health Education Standards (NHES), state standards, and the CDC's Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool. The text will help students build an array of skills:
- Analyze the effect that family, peers, media, and technology have on their health and wellness
- Identify reliable sources of health information and become savvy consumers
- Sharpen interpersonal communication skills as they share health knowledge, debate controversial topics, manage interpersonal conflicts, and more
- Strengthen decision-making skills as they identify healthy solutions to problems posed
In addition, students will learn to create behavior change goals, establish healthy living plans, advocate for healthy living at home and in their communities, and discern how health and technology intersect on various topics.
Features and Benefits
Live Well: Middle School Health offers students many features and benefits. The text provides skill-based learning applications to reinforce the health concepts and help students develop health literacy. Skill-building challenges, healthy living tips, career connections, and other recurring special elements supply opportunities to analyze, evaluate, and apply the health concepts and skills being taught. Case studies and other features allow students to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion across content areas. And vocabulary terms—available in English and Spanish to meet the needs of ELL and ESL students—help students test their understanding of the material.
To assist students using the print book or ebook, the Live Well: Middle School Health Web Resource features easy access to material referenced in the text, including note-taking guides, vocabulary terms with English and Spanish definitions and audio pronunciations, Skill-Building Challenge worksheets, and chapter reviews.
Live Well: Middle School Health is also available as an interactive web text, which students can access from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. The interactive web text goes beyond the features available in the web resource to include pop-up definitions throughout the text, lesson-specific quizzes, and chapter-opening animations. Teachers also can track students' progress through each chapter teachers assign.
(The interactive web text is available separately to schools that adopt the student textbook. Please contact the Human Kinetics K-12 sales department for details.)
Note: A code for accessing the web resource is included with all new print books.