Health

6th Grade

Choosing Good Health is designed for a nine-week study. The curriculum places special emphasis on the study of the endocrine, immune, and nervous systems. Children become familiar with major health concerns such as drug abuse and the deadly disease AIDS, discovering the physical, mental, social, and spiritual effects of these problems on the individual and on a nation. A proper attitude toward safety is stressed, teaching personal responsibility for safe behavior. The students learn to recognize symptoms requiring basic first-aid procedures for minor injuries. Children learn that health choices made in early years influence their level of health for the rest of their lives

7th Grade

A Healthier You teaches students about the wonders of the bodies God has given them and inspires them to establish good health practices in their daily lives. The text includes in-depth studies of the endocrine system and how it affects mental and emotional health, the skeletal system and skin and how they affect personal appearance, and the nervous system and how it is affected by drugs. These major health concerns of today’s teens are all presented from a Christian perspective.

8th Grade

Let’s Be Healthy is to teach students the wonders of their bodies God has given them and to stimulate them to establish good health practices which affect total wellness. The text, which challenges young people to keep themselves pure and to live happy, positive, healthy lives, provides in-depth studies of the anatomy and physiology of several of the major body systems, including the muscular, circulatory, respiratory, and lymphatic systems. Also included is an overview of diseases and the ways by which the body’s immune system combats them. These major health concerns of today’s teens area ll presented from a Christian viewpoint. A practical guide to safety and first aid follows, with application questions to help students determine logical solutions to emergency situations. The text concludes with emphasis on developing a consistent walk with the Lord and appropriate Christian attitudes.

Physical Education

The Physical Education Program at Layton Christian Academy is to improve physical fitness, increase knowledge and skills in lifetime sports, develop awareness of health practices, and develop character.

Student need to demonstrate certain skills in physical education. These skills are to:

  1. Exhibit a physically active lifestyle.
  2. Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
  3. Demonstrate understanding, respect, and cooperation with classmates in physical activity settings.
  4. Understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.