High School Contemporary Health Curriculum
Our online high school health course encourages students to examine practices and plans for living a healthy lifestyle. Through interactive activities and thought-provoking studies, students focus on topics such as physical fitness, mental health, disease prevention and first aid, but also investigate the consequences of unhealthy habits such as drug use.
The following information will provide a better understanding of what students learn in an online health high school course, why Time4Learning is a favorite choice among parents and much more.
Why Study Contemporary Health in High School?
Every parent wants their children to make smart choices when it comes to their lifestyle. While studying our high school health curriculum, students will learn how to make those choices by conducting comprehensive studies in order to build mentally and emotionally healthy relationships with their peers and family. They’ll also formulate healthy nutrition, sleeping, and physical fitness plans that they can immediately incorporate into their lives.
Furthermore, this course highlights valuable skills in safe driving habits, how to respond sensibly when an injury occurs, ways to be a responsible consumer of health products and and how to detect, treat, and prevent communicable diseases.
Teens become empowered when they learn more about themselves, their peers, and the environment they live in. This empowerment encourages them to become more responsible and independent, which high school students value and parents appreciate.
What Do You Learn in a High School Contemporary Health Class?
A contemporary health class imparts a myriad of useful practices and philosophies on how to live a healthy physical and emotional life. Students will engage in real-world exercises such as food purchasing and preparation, strategies for coping with mental health issues, tips for injury prevention, disaster preparedness and more.
Additional topics that a high school health course usually covers include:
- The effects of alcohol use on the human body.
- Healthy alternatives to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
- The causes, symptoms, and harmful effects of eating disorders.
- Lifestyle practices that contribute to positive mental and emotional health.
- Skills for building healthy family and peer relationships.
- The role of media and social influences on personal healthcare choices.
- Basic first-aid skills used to respond to an emergency.
- Strategies to improve societal and environmental conditions that contribute to health.
- Key components of an emergency response or disaster preparedness plan.
- How to effectively respond to peer pressure and build conflict resolution skills.
With our online high school health course, students will learn about and use primary and secondary sources, including legal documents, essays, medical and scientific articles and benefit from effective teacher interaction.
High School Contemporary Health Curriculum Scope & Sequence
- Alcohol Use and Its Dangers
- Nicotine, Tobacco, and their Dangers
- Prescription, Nonprescription, and Illegal Drugs
- A Substance-Free Lifestyle
- Guidelines for Healthy Eating
- Nutrition and Health
- Nutrition and Physical Fitness in Your Community
- Choosing and Preparing Healthy Foods
- Maintaining a Healthy Body Composition and Body Image
- Physical Fitness and Health
- Puberty, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation
- Abstinence, Safe Sex, and Making Informed Decisions
- Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth
- Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV, and AIDS
- The Importance of Mental and Emotional Health
- Mental and Emotional Problems
- Stress and Stress Management
- Grief, Loss, Depression, and Suicide
- Seeking Help in Your Community
- Cumulative Exam
- Skills for Healthy Relationships
- Healthy Family Relationships
- Understanding Relationships with Peers
- Healthy Relationships: Dating and Marriage
- Communicable Diseases
- Non-communicable Diseases
- Preventative Medical and Dental Care
- Personal Hygiene and Health
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Making Informed Healthcare Decisions
- Health Care in the Community
- Safety and Injury Prevention
- First Aid
- Safe Driving Habits
- Disaster Preparedness
- Conflict Resolution and Decision-Making Skills
- Gang Violence
- Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault
- Cumulative Exam
Why Choose Time4Learning’s High School Contemporary Health Curriculum?
Time4Learning’s online high school health course offers a dynamic learning experience that combines interactive lessons, in-depth studies, teacher communications and an opportunity for students to apply what they’ve learned in real-life situations.
This seven chapter course covers issues such as disease prevention, physical fitness and stress management as well as other topical matters. It can be used as part of a student’s full-time curriculum, as a summer study program or as an afterschool skill building tool.
Additional benefits that students and parents enjoy while using Time4Learning, include:
- A course that was designed in partnership with subject-matter experts in health, and features experienced on-screen teachers.
- An automated system that grades lessons, tracks progress and keeps reports for homeschool portfolio usage.
- Short writing assignments that provide opportunities for students to write clearly and concisely on a variety of important health-related topics.
- An activity planner and curriculum calculator allow students to plan their year and work independently.
- On-screen teachers that use clear graphic organizers to present lesson goals and lesson organization in a student-friendly manner.
- The ability to access the program 24/7 so students can learn at any time day and evening.
- Self-paced approach is perfect for all types of learning styles, gifted children or students with special needs.
- An opportunity for students to investigate challenging and complex texts at grade level, including laws and policies from state legislatures, and articles from the American Psychological Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more.
- Academic and domain-specific vocabulary that is emphasized and studied in every lesson.
- Project assignments that allow students to conduct research and use their creative-thinking skills. Included are tools for scoring, and student guides for a smooth start.