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"Achieving health & wellness curriculum--becoming a youth health promoter" curriculum development

  • Author(s): Thomas, Selina
  • et al.

The "Achieving Health & Wellness--Becoming a Youth Health Promoter" aka "Health and Health Professions: Becoming a youth health promoter" class is a 7th and 8th grade course developed at Lemon Grove Academy for the Sciences and Humanities, that covers a wide range of topics related to personal and community health and wellness. The focus of the elective is for the young person to become a Youth Health Promoter--at the level of self, school, family, community and society. Students are empowered with tools and knowledge to help maintain their own wellness, and become leaders in promoting the wellness of those around them. The course has been well received by students at the school, and the course developers desired to have all the materials and teaching methods put into a form that would allow dissemination and implementation at other schools for the benefit of more students and educators. The purpose of this Independent Study Project was to synthesize all the materials associated with the class into an organized, written curriculum with individual lesson plans.

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