High School Health Class: Topics and Activities

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Instructor: Jennafer Tomlinson
This exciting lesson will assist you in creating engaging health education lessons for high school students. Read on to learn about potential topics and activities for health education, as well as suggestions for making teaching uncomfortable topics less awkward.

The Importance of Health Class

Health topics and activities for high school can be very exciting. Engaging lessons filled with accurate information not only creates a stimulating learning environment, but also provide essential knowledge that will help youth make the right decisions and lead healthy lifestyles for years to come. The first thing an educator needs to do when developing lesson plans is to check the state curriculum standards to ensure he or she meets all requirements.

Heath topics can cover a wide range of medical information, and the required subjects to be covered in class vary by state. In Maryland, for example, some mandatory topics include mental and emotional health, alcohol and drug information, reproductive health, sex education, and nutrition and fitness. The topics listed can be further explored through research and then taught in segments. For example, the topic of sex education can be broken down into multiple lessons by teaching not only the facts of reproduction, but the development of the fetus and the entire birthing process.

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