Methods of Teaching Health in the Intermediate Grades, Stressing Correlation with Other Subjects
The teaching of health is one of the most important and one of the most practical subjects taught in the schools. St. Ignatius and Francis Thompson are agreed that the higher self is developed most thoroughly only when its virility springs from a healthful body. "A healthy mind demands a healthy body and the more potent our mentality and morality, the greater the necessity for physical vigor and endurance." (Catholic School Interests, Nov. 1930) The teaching of health, then, is to remove ignorance of the laws of good health and to give much training in health-begetting habits. Pupils must be taught to appreciate this knowledge and to make it an intimate part of their every day life.
Education|Instructional Design|Health education|Middle School education
Ryan, Mary Rita Grace, "Methods of Teaching Health in the Intermediate Grades, Stressing Correlation with Other Subjects" (1931). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29282576.