Health and the Human Mind
Examine the unique way God created our brain and senses in this one-of-a-kind science unit. Discover how your minds were made to be creative, think, and express emotions. Engaging, hands-on lessons, awe-inspiring videos, and interactive student journals keep your young scientists active and involved in the learning process.
Don’t miss the read-aloud book pack and 7–8 extension book to expand learning!
Lesson 1: The Human Mind and Nervous System
Lesson 2: The Brain
Lesson 3: Eyes and Vision
Lesson 4: Ears and Hearing
Lesson 5: Mouth and Taste
Lesson 6: Smell and the Nose
Lesson 7: The Brain Stem
Lesson 8: Memory and Emotions
Lesson 9: Social Health
Lesson 10: Emotional Health
Lesson 11: Connecting with Nature
Lesson 12: Healthy Habits
Optional Suggested Reading
How the Unit Works
Required Course Items
Course Book One Per FamilyDetails:
The full-color Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the 88-page Health and the Human Mind science course. Hands-on activities, engaging videos, vocabulary words, beautiful illustrations and images, along with engaging information is found throughout the course. Once you gather any simple lesson supplies, the lessons are open-and-go. Just turn to a lesson and start reading and learning together! This course is taught family-style and only one Course Book is needed per family.
Student Journal Grades 3-6 One Per StudentDetails:
Each student grades 3–6 needs his or her own copy of the 33-page Health and the Human Mind Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.
Student Journal Grades 7-8 One Per StudentDetails:
Each student grades 7–8 needs his or her own copy of the 60- page Health and the Human Mind Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities. The grades 7–8 journal also includes a student-directed Lesson Extension for each lesson. These allow your older students to dive deeper into the lesson concepts.
Optional Suggested Reading
Health and the Human Mind Read-Aloud Book PackDetails:
Two full-color, interactive books in the optional Health and the Human Mind Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Health and the Human Mind study. Purchase above.
- The Amazing Thing Called Memory by Kelley Williams
- A Penny for Your Thoughts by Tyler Mattson
The Addiction Questions & Answers Book Health and the Human Mind Grades 7–8 ExtensionDetails:
We recommend this book as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8. The internet has many opportunities for learning, but users should proceed with caution. This book teaches about identity theft, online sexual predators and sextortion, cyberbullying, pornography, and much more. This is information you don’t want your children to miss. Purchase above.
The Good and the Beautiful Christian Worldview
The Good and the Beautiful curriculum takes a general Christian worldview, focusing, not on the doctrine of any particular Christian church, but on high moral character and basic Bible principles such as gratitude, honesty, prayer, and kindness. Parents can add in their own doctrinal beliefs as desired.
The curriculum is reviewed by members of many different faiths to make sure that the curriculum does not include doctrine specific to any Christian church. We have reviewers and users of the following denominations and more: Lutheran, Assemblies of God, Catholic, Baptist, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mennonite, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nazarene, Methodist, Non-Denominational, and Seventh Day Adventists.