Apologia Health and Nutrition provides a complete health curriculum for your homeschool high school students from a Christian worldview.
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One of my struggles as a homeschool mom has been to find a health course for my high school students that is thorough and well-written. I’ve looked at so many, and most are geared toward younger kids or don’t cover the topics that I feel are relevant to high school kids. When it comes to sensitive topics, such as mental, emotional, and reproductive health, many homeschool high school health curricula either just skim the surface or interject the author’s beliefs in a way that I find to be a little intrusive.
You see, what I was looking for was a homeschool high school health curriculum that would thoroughly present the scientific information about all aspects of health from a Christian worldview, while leaving room for us, as a family, to have open discussions about sensitive topics based on our personal values and beliefs.
I was beginning to think such a curriculum did not exist…
Apologia Health and Nutrition is exactly what I’ve been looking for all these years!
Published in 2018, this course does an amazing job of covering health and nutrition in a way that is relevant to today’s teens. It addresses timely topics like device and video game addictions, social media comparison traps, and cyberbullying, just to name a few.
The student notebook includes mindful projects that allow students to reflect on their own experiences, thoughts, and feelings in a meaningful way that encourages personal growth.
How is the course set up?
Apologia Health and Nutrition follows the same familiar flow as other homeschool high school Apologia courses. Each of the 15 modules has On Your Own questions interspersed throughout the reading. At the end of the module, there is a study guide for the student to complete before taking the module test.
As with all newer editions of Apologia courses, there is a colorful student notebook in which the student can take notes while reading, answer the On Your Own questions, and complete projects, study guides, and tests.
The study guide and test solutions are available as PDF downloads from the Apologia Book Extras webpage for the course. You can also find a wide range of links to supplemental information for each module on the Apologia Book Extras page.
This course could be completed in one semester if you really wanted to buckle down and get through it, but we are choosing to use to use it for a full high school credit. It covers both health and nutrition and gives plenty of opportunities for projects and supplemental learning, so there is definitely enough content for a full credit.