The lessons presented in McGraw-Hill Health focus on three domains of health: physical, emotional and intellectual, and social health. There are ten major health strands that students can relate to.
- personal health
- growth and development
- emotional and intellectual health
- family and social health
- physical activity and fitness
- disease prevention and control
- alcohol, tobacco and drugs
- injury and violence prevention
- community and environmental health
Through the blending of content and activities, instructional emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of six major life skills that children need to make wise health choices and to adopt health behaviors that will contribute to their well-being.These life skills are; make decisions, set goals, obtain help, manage stress, practice refusal skills and resolve conflicts. Children will see how these life skills can be used in a variety of situations, both at home and at school. When children take responsibility for their won health attitudes and behaviors, they begin to develop coping strategies that will help through their lives.