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Whistle
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bendoyle2002
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Add Fashiom to Health Classes

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Started: 12/14/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 7 months ago Status: Debating Period
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Whistle

Pro

I would like to see fashion added to mandatory health classes that everyone has to take. It might be expected that middle school kids already have an understanding of fashion, just like they should have already learned how to brush their teeth and use soap. A little review and clarification is beneficial for everyone.

An education in the principles of fashion serves kids in many ways. First, it increases their self-confidence interacting with peers. Second, it immunizes them to some of the worst fads and gimmicks to which they might otherwise succumb. An understanding of fashion also makes for better consumers. Avoiding wasting money on low quality or grossly overpriced makes more funds available for stimulating the economy I sustainable ways.
bendoyle2002

Con

Firstly, I would like to clarify the premise of this debate. We are debating that fashion should be made mandatory in health classes, NOT that fashion should not exist as a subject. Firstly, I don't think these topics are related. Fashion has no place in the health classroom. Second, the aspects you point out would be beneficial to fashion being in health courses,are already taught, and it is a complete waste of time revising how to brush your teeth, because these are already addressed to by other institutions if you are really struggling. Thirdly, and material benefits this course could have, could be assigned to its own separate course, which would avoid a lot of problems (which is will address later).

Thanks for the challenge. Best of luck.
Debate Round No. 1
Whistle

Pro

It is always nice to debate an opponent who understands my stance and voices clear and relevant arguments. The premise is that fashion should be incorporated into health class, and not an additional class with a whole new curriculum. Health class is a mandatory class that typically drags on and on about reproduction, substance abuse, nutrition, physical activity and such. There is also a lot of fluff and redundancy to make it fill the entire semester allotted to the class.

I fully support teaching kids all these basic concepts, a little repetition and clarification of things kids either whispered or shouted. Stuff even dunderheads had picked up on in their years on an elementary school playground. When I was a kid a health book was the only place kids were likely to see drawings of the opposite sex's genitalia. The extensive substance abuse analysis over-hyped the dangers and effects so as to make it seem intriguing to those with no knowledge and inaccurate to those with even a little. Most information was stretched out with inane activities and role-plays, which is not what you do with material that is either completely sanitized or demonized. Suffice it to say, there is room for a few more chapters in a health book, and streamlining the other chapters will serve to make them more interesting, relevant and manageable.

Remedial fashion could be integrated into other practical life skills type classes, like careers or family-consumer-science (Home-Ec). But as a self selected outward expression of internal choices and values, it is best kids are exposed earlier. Health-class typically are required in seventh grade whereas other classes may be electives or required later in a teenagers youth. So while career exploration can set one up for the a successful adult life, applying the fundamentals of style result in a successful and productive adolescence.
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Posted by Cheeseneggs44 7 months ago
Cheeseneggs44
Are you kidding? Fashion han no place in health class. Besides, fashion is an individual thing. Some would probably love wearing superdry every day of the week, while others just band t-shirts. Not everyone is obsessed about how others see him
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