Half Year Course – Spring; 90 minutes
Using Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition, we will cover what maturing students need to know to help them make the best choices they can for themselves as they become young adults. Health is about stewardship – managing what you have as well as you can. This one-semester 15-module course, which includes both a hardcover textbook and a spiral bound notebook, covers the physical, nutritional, emotional, and spiritual aspects of growing into a healthy adult. Students will study the human body systems, senses, genetics, temperaments, and physical influences on thoughts and feelings. The course respectfully covers mental illness and emotional stability, as well as the inestimable value of each human being, our culture, our gender roles, our families, socialization, communication skills, and conflict resolution skills. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of both macronutrients and micronutrients, including the importance of exercise and proper diet. Projects will cover materials such as nature versus nurture, personal temperament, good decision-making skills, boundary setting, analyzing food intake and activity levels, creating good hygiene habits, keeping a sleep record, as well as so much more.
Parental Note: The text is a full health textbook. Some students may not be mature enough to discuss some of the topics. We respectfully discuss the act of marriage, sexual misconduct, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. We discuss alcohol and drug abuse, depression, pornography and other topics that also require maturity. While CCT will not be covering the module on the reproductive systems, it is included in the textbook in detail, including accurate, yet respectful, illustrations and descriptions. Please use your knowledge of your student to decide if this course is appropriate for their maturity level.
- Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition, 2nd Edition by Laura Chase, Apologia Ministries, ISBN-13: 978-1-946506-86-3
- Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition, Student Notebook, 2nd Edition by Laura Chase, Apologia Ministries, ISBN-13: 978-1-946506-87-0
- Both Textbook AND Student Notebook are required.
Additional Fee: N/A
Instructor: Pam Hinton
Revised: 14 April 2023