So, I was a little surprised to hear that the high school I am pre- interning at barely covers the grade 9 Health curriculum. I obviously feel very strongly about this because I am a Health major, and Health is one of my biggest passions. I don’t understand how there is a curriculum for Health, yet, it isn’t being taught? I think that some Health is covered, but not nearly enough (in my opinion). The curriculum states that there needs to be 80 weeks of Health Ed every week (for one semester), I didn’t think this was nearly enough, but now it seems like a lot better then nothing at all.
I think Health is an extremely important subject. Health is something that affects a person for their entire life, and it affects society as a whole. (think health care). I especially think that grade 9 students need to be taught health because they are entering a stage where the decisions they make can last with them forever.
What is your opinion on Health Education? Do you think it should be a mandatory class for students all the way up to grade 12? why or why not?