Health HSCO Content

  • THE WORLD OF FOOD  Grades 9-12 5 pds/week/semester 1/2 credit
     
    This course is designed to help students relate eating well to health. It provides an understanding of the basics of nutrition and applies these concepts to daily life. Students will learn to make wise food selections and prepare satisfying and healthful meals. It includes diet and recipe analysis and use of a variety of kitchen equipment to prepare and serve meals. Selected topics of study include fats and oils, quick breads, pies, vegetables and fruits, pastas, and seafood and poultry.
     
     
    CHILD DEVELOPMENT I - THE DEVELOPMENT OF INFANTS AND TODDLERS 
    Grades 9-12 5 pds/week/semester 1/2 credit
     
    This course provides instruction in the care of children from birth to two years of age. Areas covered include general care, safety, appropriate activities, and special problems. In addition, the course will deal with topics such as choices and responsibilities in parenting, child abuse, and special needs children.
     
     
    CHILD DEVELOPMENT II - THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRESCHOOLERS   
    Grades 9-12 5 pds/week/semester 1/2 credit
     
    This course provides the student with instruction and exposure to the three-to-five-year-old child. The focus will be on the development of the child and the impact of children on the family. Included are age appropriate activities, behavior management techniques, and careers.
     
     
    THE PARENTING DECISION  Grades 11-12 5 pds/week/semester 1/2 credit
     
    This course provides practical information for choices, decisions, and responsibilities when making parenting decisions. The units include decision-making, prenatal growth, birth, stages of growth and development, guidance
    techniques, and special topics.
     
     
    STRENGTHENING RELATIONSHIPS  Grades 11-12 5 pds/week/semester 1/2 credit
     
    This course provides experiences for students to improve relationships with friends, family, and the opposite sex.  The units included are self-awareness, communication, problem solving, dating, mate selection, and coping with family stress.
     
     
    LIFE SKILLS AND INDEPENDENT LIVING  Grades 10-12 5 pds/week/semester 1/2 credit
     
    This course is designed to help the individual develop knowledge and skills necessary to make the transition to living on one's own. Practical units include A Home to Meet Your Needs, Managing Money and Credit,
    Meeting Your Food Needs, Transportation,Record Keeping, Planning Wardrobe Choices, Consumer Protection, and  Leisure Time Activities. This course is intended to provide hands-on activities in these areas