Course Info: During the course, students will complete units in Mental & Emotional Health; Human Growth & Reproduction; Substance Abuse Prevention, and Personal Health. Emphasis will be placed on decision-making skills, along with the study of physical, emotional, and social growth changes during adolescence.
Text:Lifetime Health, Holt 2005
California State Standard Strands:
1) Personal Health
3) Individual Growth and Development
4) Family Living
5) Substance Abuse
6) Communicable and Chronic Diseases
7) Consumer and Community Health
8) Injury Prevention and Safety
9) Environmental Health
Students are required to make an effort to complete all assignments during this course. Students’ grades will be evaluated through a combination of student work to include:
Chapter Tests 30%
Class Work 30%
Class Project 30%
Grading Scale Student grades will be assigned utilizing the following grading scale:
100-90% = A 89-80% = B 79-70% = C 69-60% = D
Behavior Expectations: Be respectful of others.
Keep all food and drinks, except for water, outside the classroom.
Remain in your seat unless given permission.
Reasonable bathroom breaks will be permitted. Tardy students MUST have a Tardy Pass signed by a teacher or other staff member.
Students are expected to fully participate in class activities and assignments.
Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and will be dealt with according to school and district behavior support policies.
General Pacing Plan During the course of this class, we will cover a wide variety of topics related to individual and community health. The general areas of discussion and activities that will be covered are:
Unit Topic 1 Emotional and Mental Health
2 Improving Health Behaviors
3 Violence and Injury Prevention
4 Nutrition and Physical Activity
5 Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
6 Sexual Health, Abstinence and Relationships
7 Reducing Risks
Class Norms Respect, Responsibility and Relationships
Bring to class everyday: Textbook Your Notebook
A willingness to learn
Notebooks 95% of what you do in this class will be done in your notebook.-notes, warm ups, graphic organizers, reflections, etc. The notebook is a reflection of your work and effort while in this class. You alone are responsible for keeping up with assignments and making sure it is organized. Notebooks will occasionally be collected and awarded ‘free points’ for being organized and complete-don’t miss out! ☺
Each day, we will begin our class with a brief warm up activity. Oftentimes, the warm up will be a reflection of something that we have done in class or may be your opinion about an issue. Once the bell rings, everyone should be working on the assigned warm-up. I am not looking so much for your ‘correctness’, but your input and how well thought out your responses are. Each warm-up is started on a new page with the date and arm-up prompt copied on your notebook page. It should be a minimum of one paragraph.
Much of the work that will be completed in this class will be done in teams. As a member of a team, you will be assigned a specific role in the group-it is a team effort. You will take responsibility for your team’s behavior and learning.
If you are absent, it is your responsibility to get the assignments that you missed (or will miss). At an appropriate time, I will allow you to ask me or a classmate for assistance.
I-pods, phones, etc. are not allowed in class-PERIOD.
Grades are not given, they are earned. Your grade reflects your effort. You (and you alone) are responsible for your grades. I will make every effort to let you know exactly what is expected of you on assignments so there are no surprises, but you must do your part.
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