Written by high school health specialist and Christian educator, Susan Boe, Total Health Talking About Life’s Changes is a Bible-based and scientifically sound health curriculum for middle school. Designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of all important health issues including physical, spiritual, mental, and social, it directs them toward making wise choices.
From a quote on the back cover of the text:
“Total Health Talking About Life’s Changes is a simple guide to bodily health for teens. It presents biblical truth in the context of right relationships and healthy behavior. The text makes it very clear that, because of His love for teens, God is concerned about how they choose to live. I pray that God will bless this series. May parents, school teachers, and principals recognize it as a great health foundation for all our lives.”
Paul W. Brand, MD
Teacher and author of seven books including Pain: The Gift Nobody Wants, Healing, and In His Image. Coauthor of Fearfully and Wonderfully Made. Author of tape series You Are Wonderful for high schools, produced by Norlynn Audio Media.
Talking About Life’s Changes Content
There is a little over one page that discusses STDs. Basically it is a very general description of what an STD is, names of different STDs, and some of the complications. A large paragraph is devoted to talking about abstinence as the only way to prevent them. There is a very general paragraph about AIDS that also promotes abstinence.
There is a chapter on substance abuse: drugs, alcohol, tobacco. It is also written from the Christian perspective.
Overall, the explanation of these sensitive topics is very well done, balanced, and does not offer too much information for this age group.
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Student Hardback-Talking About Life’s Changes
The Total Health Talking About Life’s Changes Student Hardback is for the middle school level of Total Health curriculum.
Note: If you want an in-depth health curriculum, then you will want to purchase the Student Text, the Test Masters, and the Teacher’s Edition. An alternative is to use the student text with the Test Masters and/or the student workbook and answer key.
Student Softcover-Talking About Life’s Changes
The Talking About Life’s Changes Student Softcover textbook is for the middle school level of Total Health curriculum.
Student Workbook-Talking About Life’s Changes
The Talking About Life’s Changes Student Workbook is a consumable workbook containing the fully illustrated worksheets and vocabulary exercises from the Teacher’s Edition. All pages are perforated.
This student workbook is for the Total Health middle school level curriculum.
Teacher’s Edition-Talking About Life’s Changes
The Talking About Life’s Changes Teacher’s Edition includes the student text, chapter outlines, teaching suggestions, optional skits, suggested activities, discussion questions, fully illustrated worksheets, vocabulary exercises, overhead transparency masters and an appendix containing further information.
The Teacher’s Edition is for the Total Health middle school level.
Teacher’s Test and Quiz Master Book-Talking About Life’s Changes
In the Talking About Life’s Changes Teacher’s Test and Quiz Master Book you’ll find two short quizzes and one comprehensive test over each chapter. Includes perforated masters and answer keys. Also includes the answers for the chapter reviews at the end of each chapter in the student text.
This Teacher’s Test and Quiz Master Book is for the middle school level of the Total Health curriculum.
Student Workbook Answer Key-Total Health Talking About Life’s Changes
The Talking About Life’s Changes Student Workbooks Answer Key for the teacher contains answers for the Student Workbook
It also includes the answers for the chapter reviews at the end of each chapter in the Talking About Life’s Changes student text.
It is a comb-bound softcover book for the middle school level.
Parent Connection-Total Health
The Parent Connection is a resource for parents to use with both levels of the Total Health Curriculum. Written in a journal format, it includes conversation-starters for parents.
Some of the issues that are discussed include: drugs, tobacco, alcohol, and eating disorders.
Note: It contains accurate anatomical information about puberty.
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