- Paperback: 284 pages
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (January 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0787969591
- ISBN-13: 978-0787969592
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,443 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Life Skills: 225 Ready-to-Use Health Activities for Success and Well-Being (Grades 6-12) 1st Edition
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“Teachers of middle or high school health and physicaleducation will find this book an excellent resource for developingclassroom activities and generating classdiscussion.”—Stephen C. Jefferies, publisher,Today’s Physical Education Online
“A wealth of applicable activities ready for classroomuse.”—Patti Anglin, physical education department head,Aurora High School, Ontario
“As a medical educator on the graduate level (medicalschool), I certainly hope that my students have had this type ofclass and exercises during their earlier years of schooling.Learning is especially connected to ‘review, review, and thenreview again’ for some very important topics needed for life.I give it ‘three thumbs up,’ and I know middle schoolteachers will be glad they have it for use.”—Henry R.Lesesne, professor of medicine, University of North Carolina Schoolof Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
“User-friendly activities targeting the modern day issuesconfronting a diverse student population.”—MarthaSharpe, secondary physical education teacher, Regiolpolis-NotreDame Catholic High School, Kingston, Ontario
From the Back Cover
Life Skills is a practical resource that gives teachers 225ready-to-use worksheets that cover a wide variety of key lifeskills. The book addresses topics such as drug and alcohol use,sex, relationships, stress, food-related issues, and self-esteem.Life Skills is an easy-to-use, time-saving book that is designedfor grades 6-12 and helpful for both new and seasoned teachers.
For quick access and easy use, the worksheets are organized intoeight sections and are printed in a large 8 1Ú2" x 11" formatthat folds flat for photocopying. Heres an overview of whatyoull find in each section:
Drugs, Alcohol, and Smoking: Trends in smoking, second-handsmoke, reasons why people smoke and ways to help people quit, factsabout drug use, the classification of different drugs, alcoholism,fetal alcohol syndrome, as well as drinking and driving.
Sex and Sex-Related Issues: Male and female sex organs, whypeople have sex, facts and myths, birth control, options aftergetting pregnant, sexually transmitted diseases, homosexuality,infertility options, sexual harassment, and date rape.
Love, Relationships, Marriage, and Family: The role of friendsin our lives, negative aspects of cliques, dating and love, loveand infatuation, qualities in an ideal mate, problems in marriage,why marriages end, family life cycles, and nontraditionalfamilies.
Life Skills: High and low self-esteem, long and short rangegoals, learning assertive behavior, dealing with difficult people,conflict resolution, what makes a good leader, effectivecommunication and time management skills, and problems withviolence.
Stress: What makes you stressed?, reactions to stress, copingwith stress, suicide, death, and dying.
Food and Food-Related Issues: Improving eating habits, the foodpyramid, information about calories, water, vitamins, cholesterol,protein, carbohydrates, fiber, fat, additives, and eatingdisorders.
Know Your Body and Body Image: Body image and type, thefunctions of different organs, body parts, body systems andterminology, viruses and bacteria, basic first aid, diagnosing andsolving emergency problems, fitness habits, and four components offitness.
Self-Esteem and Knowing Yourself: Favorite things, handwriting,personality type, birth order, highs and lows, and five senses.
Praise for Life Skills
"If youre a health teacher, then celebratethis bookjust made your job easier!"
Dick Moss, editor, Physical Education Digest
"It is clear that McTavish understands the adolescent mind andthe needs of this diverse group of learners. Her text will supporteducators who want to reach adolescent learners with curricularinterventions that promote life knowledge and life skills, keyrequisites of success and well-being."
J.R. Bruce Cassie, head, Northeastern Ontario Field Centreand associate professor, University of Toronto
"This text is an excellent source of interactive lessons thatrequire students to become engaged in the topics being presented.The lessons could be easily modified to meet the differentiatedneeds of students."
Kathryn Ritzert, math, science, family life (health) teacher,Warner Middle School, Farmington Public Schools, Farmington Hills,Michigan