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About the Course

HEALTH


Course description: 

Encourage teens to make health and wellness a priority! This practical resource addresses nutrition, exercise, personal hygiene, mental health, safety, first aid, disease prevention, drug abuse, spiritual growth, and more. Includes an atlas of the body systems---digestive, endocrine, skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory---and study questions for comprehension, application, and review. Grades 8 to 12. Approx. 245 pages, softcover.


Course objectives:

Give your child the tools to develop good spiritual and physical health with Health in Christian Perspective. This textbook emphasizes staying healthy through proper diet, exercise, and personal hygiene; also, this text gives tips for preventing disease and administering first aid. Biblical discernment is also encouraged as it applies to health regarding suicide, abortion, euthanasia, and organ donation. 


Pre Requirements:

None


Materials Needed:

Textbook

Author - Abeka

Edition - 2nd ed.

Grade Level - 08-12

Publisher - Abeka


Other Materials:

1 Subject Notebook

Pencils/Pens

Folder

Your Instructor

Joyce M. Jean-Louis

My name is Joyce M. Jean-Louis, and I am a proud mother of two boys named Emmanuel and Isaiah. I have a Master’s Degree in Human Services with a Cognate in Marriage and Family Therapy, a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Interdisciplinary Studies, and Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education. My sons and I have had the opportunity to be a part of Hearts Academy for the last 19 years where I have had the privilege of tutoring some amazing students. I tutor a variety of classes such as Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Geometry, Spanish 1 & 2, Health & P.E. When I am not tutoring, I am at the gym instructing at various gyms in the Atlanta area. I also work with youth in my local church. I truly believe I am blessed because I love what I do for a living, and I realize many individuals do not have that opportunity.

I believe in Vygotsky’s Socio-cultural Theory, which states “Children acquire ways of thinking and behaving that come from a community’s culture and from cooperative experiences with adults or more experienced peers.” I believe that it is the educator and parent’s responsibility to provide a safe, secure, and stimulating atmosphere in which children can learn. I also believe that parent-teacher involvement is critical to enhance any child’s academic abilities.

I believe that every child should be challenged in a positive way to stimulate its personality, attitudes, and skill development. I believe it is up to the educator as well as the parents to challenge these children in such a way that is educational, fun, and exciting for the child as well as the adults involved. I also believe that children should be a part of creating many of the teacher's lesson plans to provide children with the best relevant teaching materials and methods.

I believe that these children are our future, and we should not let them quit or give up on life because they face challenges or obstacles. We must teach them that it is through these challenges and struggles that they will become mighty men and women of America. I believe in inspiring and challenging children in every developmental area to build up excellent leaders of today.

Joyce M. Jean-Louis
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