Essentials of Teaching Health Education – Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
New edition coming in Spring 2021.
The Essentials of Teaching Health Education presents a skills-based approach to teaching K-12 health education that prepares students for success in the 21st century. This practical text is endorsed by SHAPE America and written by seasoned and highly credentialed authors with experience in both university and K-12 settings. It provides all you need in order to build, teach, and assess a health education program that will help your students become health-literate individuals, develop the 21st-century skills that they need for success in college and in their careers beyond, and maintain or improve health outcomes.
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Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Health Education – Meeting the Secondary Level National Standards
Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Health Education is a highly practical and useful resource for middle school and high school health educators looking for innovative and tried-and-true ways to implement a skills-based approach to health education.
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Lesson Planning for Skill-Based Elementary Health Education – Meeting the National Standards
Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Elementary Health Education is a highly practical resource for elementary health educators or general classroom teachers looking for innovative, tried-and-true ways to implement health education.
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Selected Journal Articles
Benes, S., Boyd, K. M., Cucina, I., & Alperin, H. L. (2020). School-Based Health Education Research: Charting the Course for the Future. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1–16. Advance online publication.
Benes, S. (2020). Chapter 5: Health Education as a Tool for Social Justice and Health Equity. In Brand, S. & Ciccomascolo, L. (Eds). Social Justice and Putting Theory Into Practice in Schools and Communities. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Benes, S. & Alperin, H. (2019) Health Education in the 21st Century: A Skills-based Approach. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 90:7, 29-37.
The Skills-Based Health Education Blog by Sarah Benes & Holly Alperin
SHAPE America materials Lighthouse team members have contributed to or authored:
Health Education in the 21st Century: A Skills-Based Approach
Appropriate Practices in School-Based Health Education
Advocating for Healthy Nutrition Habits Unit. Health Education Youth Empowerment Series
Resources that reference the work of Sarah Benes & Holly Alperin:
Helping Students Improve Health Literacy by Andy Horne on the Global PhysEd Voxcast
Dimensions of Wellness – #slowchathealth – A global blog for health ed teachers
Building Your Health Curriculum – #slowchathealth – A global blog for health ed teachers