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Alpha Omega Publications Horizons Health 5th Grade Set

Help students navigate basic hygiene, safety, and fitness skills in this engaging health curriculum! Units focus on one or two main health concepts that are developed at each grade level; parents may teach them in any order. The mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of health are covered, providing ways for students to develop basic life skills from a Christian perspective.

Fifth-graders will learn about staying healthy in this simple lesson book. Full-color pages cover what a healthy lifestyle is, taking care of your lungs, drugs, growing up, puberty, death, and other health topics. Illustrations and diagrams help clear up important concepts, while sidebar boxes define unfamiliar terms, and "Think it Over" questions provide reflective questions. The student workbook features charts, puzzles, surveys, sentence completions, diagrams, experiments report sheets, and other activities.

The Teacher's Guide includes unit overviews with goals, background information, suggestions for integrated vocabulary, unit resources, and lesson resources. Lessons provide step-by-step directions for class-time, including any preparation, objectives, necessary background information, and discussion questions. Related activities offer interdisciplinary ideas, extended study, discussion, or interactive group ideas. Grade 5.

This kit includes:

  • 1 Student Book, 69 pages, softcover.
  • 1 Student Workbook, 99 pages, magazine-style binding
  • 1 Teacher's Guide, 236 pages, softcover.
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    Customer Reviews for Horizons Health 5th Grade Set
    Review 1 for Horizons Health 5th Grade Set
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    Very time consuming to use.

    Date:September 6, 2012
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    Momof4
    Location:Mn
    Age:35-44
    Gender:female
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    I don't think this product is very homeschool user friendly. It is definitely not the open and go type curricula that I expected it to be. This curriculum is geared more toward classroom use. I have been extremely disappointed is the lay out of the lessons. As a busy homeschooling mom, that works outside the home part-time, I really do not have the time to prepare for the next days lessons.
    I have 2 boys doing 2 different levels of Horizons Health and the material is such that it is impossible to teach them together. If I could present the material just once to both of my children it wouldn't be nearly as time consuming.
    That being said the content is good and I like the workbook activities that go along with the lessons. I just wish more info was written in the student books for the child to read instead of the teacher having to present it and spoon feed the students information.
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    Review 2 for Horizons Health 5th Grade Set
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    Not at all what I expected

    Date:February 4, 2011
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    ced1976
    Location:Colorado Springs, CO
    Age:45-54
    Gender:female
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    I believed this to be a system a homeschooling family could use but it is designed for a school. It is useless for me and once you open the shrink wrap to find all this out it is nonreturnable!
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    Review 3 for Horizons Health 5th Grade Set
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    Date:September 4, 2010
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    Carmen Mendez
    Great health curriculum, even for parents who don't homeschool. This curriculum is great for teaching children the importance of saying no to harmful drugs. It can also encourage them to stay sexually pure.
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    Review 4 for Horizons Health 5th Grade Set
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    Date:May 2, 2009
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    Celia
    Last spring, before it was even released, our co-op decided to use the grade 5 Horizon's Health for co-op this school year. We were excited about a Christian health program for younger ages. We trusted Alpha Omega.We pre-ordered the teacher's manual, text, and corresponding workbook. When they finally arrived in the fall, we were greatly disappointed.The text was very public school oriented, discussing topics that the schools feel is necessary. Topics such as smoking, inhalants, drugs like marijuana and cocaine, your s3xuality, s3xually transmitted diseases, etc. We used them, but we ended up pulling in a lot of outside material and skipping large sections of the text.Maybe I have my head in the sand, but I didn't feel my oldest (11yo) needed all that information at this time. I certainly don't want her kept in a bubble, but I'd like to shield her from some of this stuff a while longer. I know, for co-op, we'll never use it again and I if I ever consider using it at home (which I sincerely doubt) I certainly would never buy it again without first carefully looking through it.
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