Health and the Whole Person

Health is more than measuring your blood pressure and eating nutritious foods. Eighth graders discuss the factors that play into an individual's health, including spirituality, social life and friendships, emotional stability, cognitive development, and physical health.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Bring to a peer counseling class or group retreat
  • A great introduction to a health class
  • Have small groups discuss the results of their personal audits
  • Prompt your class to write a short narrative about the area of their health they could improve the most
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource does address spiritual health, but frames the way to work on this area as either daily prayer or reflection
Pros

  • Provides all necessary worksheets and printables
  • Prompts learners to reflect on their own lives, and all the ways they can be healthier
Cons

  • None