I'm doing a project in my health class in which students are to create and defend a thesis answering the question "How can I become an effective, healthy adult?" The project requires the students to self-direct and find whatever answers they want. They then write the thesis and present it to me and I determine if it moves on to a panel of three teachers, who will then decide if the student passes the project. Two of the three most vote that the student did well enough to pass. The student will then present their finalized product to the class.
My object in posting this is to ask those who read this to give their opinion on what an effective, healthy adult does or is. You don't need to create the thesis but just help me out by offering what you feel ought to be included in the evaluation so that I might have more recommendations, suggestions and understandings than mine alone. I could break it down this way: what skills does an effective adult have? what is your definition of health? how does one move from childhood to adulthood (I hope your answer isn't "by turning 18")? what keeps a person healthy? and any other insights you have.
I want the students to create well-thought-out and introspective response, which might be asking a lot, but if they want to pass they need to prove to me they've thought about it. I'll appreciate any help you can offer.