Health Concept Map

The health concept map for Middle School Health Curriculum is designed according to the world-related model of physical attributes. The concept map branches out into eight major units. Topics are organized in the order in which physical characteristics occur. As the students learn about each topic, they form a relation and understanding of each unit.

Here is what you need to know about other curriculum styles:

1. World-related

  • Space – sequence based on naturally occurring physical attributes.
  • Time – sequence based on chronological order.
  • Physical attributes – sequence based on the order in which physical characteristics occur.

2. Concept-related:

  • Class relations – sequence based on similar criteria within a category.
  • Propositional relations – sequence based on similar criteria within sets of propositions.
  • Sophistication – sequence based on level of complexity.
  • Logical prerequisite – sequence based upon what appears logically antecedent and consequent.

3. Inquiry-related:

  • Logic of inquiry – sequence based on some logical structure.
  • Methods of inquiry – sequence based on how inquiry actually occurs.

4. Learning-related:

  • Empirical prerequisite – sequence based on what empirical research has suggested.
  • Familiarity – sequence based on teaching what is most familiar.
  • Difficulty – sequence based on level of difficulty.
  • Interest - sequence based on students’ level of interest.
  • Development – sequence based on developmental model.
  • Internalization – sequence based on manner in which learner acquire a belief.

5. Utilization-related:

  • Procedure – sequence based on following a defined process.
  • Anticipated frequency of use – sequence based on how often a particular concept will be used.

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