Easy Reading: Health and Understanding

 

 

 

 


 

Title: "Health and Understanding"
A non-fiction series of literacy 'magabooks' (factual in magazine style format) for primary children
Author: Hazel Edwards and Goldie Alexander
Publisher
Blake Education
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'Health and Understanding' is a literacy-based series and interactive whiteboard program that helps teachers with health issues during the last three years of primary school. 'Health and Understanding is endorsed by the Centre for Hormone Research, a joint department of the Royal Children's Hospital and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. 
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Title:"Teamwork"
ISBN:978-784741-643-503
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Teamwork explores what's involved in being part of a sports team. It looks at responsibilities of team members, and the roles that cooperation and motivation play in a successful team.
This book also discusses the importance of being a good sport, playing by the rules and the right way to win or lose..................................................................................................................................................

Title:"Passport to Safety"
ISBN: 978-1-781741-643-497
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Title:"Growth and Change"
ISBN978-784741-643-596
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Title:"Gender Identity"
ISBN: 978-784741-643-565
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Gender Identity explores issues such as family and media influences. Your gender - do you identify yourself as a boy or a girl or other ways?  Depending on your family, your culture and your society, your gender might have a big influence on how you behave and how other people treat you. 

(See also ' f2m:the boy within' a YA novel about transitioning gender.)

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Title:"Why Weight?"
ISBN: 978-784741-643-657
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One in every four children is seriously overweight when their weight is adjusted for their height. Whether you are overweight or not depends on your height.  You will gain weight if you take on more than you body burns up.  You are what you eat!
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Title:"Hurdles to Relationships"
ISBN: 978-784741-643-589
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Friends and family can make our lives lots of fun.  However, healthy and happy relationships don't just happen.  Getting along with people (whether family, friends or classmates) can make you feel like you are running an obstacle course.  Problems can get in the way, or sometimes you just don't know how to make friends.  

Everyone faces these hurdles and copes with them in their own way
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Title:"Illnesses"
ISBN: 978-784741-643-510
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Title:"How Good is my Food?"
ISBN:978-784741-643-640
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Title:"Risky Business"
ISBN:978-1-7416-368-88
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Buy your own copies from the Health & Understanding Series

Books can be purchased online:


 

 
 

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Teachers' Resources

Blake Education publishers have  teachers' big books and whiteboard resources linked to these Health & Understanding titles.

The series consists of three strands that focus on different aspects of a healthy lifestyle:

  • Active Lifestyles – looks at the need for an active lifestyle
  • Growth and Development – looks at how relationships and health needs change as people grow
  • Personal Health Choices – looks at personal health choices students must make for themselves in order to enjoy good health.

For more details, visit Blake Education

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Interested in Magabooks? Check out the Writing Magabooks article co-written by Hazel Edwards & Goldie Alexander

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