!!WELCOME TO UPPER SCHOOL HEALTH - AUGUST 23rd 2017-JANUARY 18TH 2018


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Sept. 12th - We will have a test on Unit 1 and 2. Please prepare accordingly. Use both presentations (Nutrition & Exercise and Systems) as your study guide.


Sept. 8th and 11th - We will complete the Human Body Systems Chapter.


Unit 1 - Nutrition & Exercise

1) Nutrition and ExerciseAug. 23rd – Sept. 22nd
- We will do an overview on the human body and study how being unhealthy can destroy various organs. (We will watch a documentary)
- We will design an exercise and nutritional plan to practice and write a paper about the importance of nutrition and keeping you body healthy.
- There will be a test on nutrition and exercise at the end of the unit.



Aug. 23rd - Distribute Health Syllabus 2017, discuss the core



1) Nutrition and ExerciseAug. 23rd – Sept. 22nd
- We will do an overview on the human body and study how being unhealthy can destroy various organs. (We will watch a documentary)
- We will design an exercise and nutritional plan to practice and write a paper about the importance of nutrition and keeping you body healthy.
- There will be a test on nutrition and exercise at the end of the unit.

2) Emotional and Mental Health – Sept. 26th – Oct. 25th
- We will start this unit by understanding stress and how to cope with it. - You will be keeping a “stress journal” in order to learn how to identify the stressors in your life and what you can do to cope with those stressors.
- We will then learn about a few major mental health disorders: Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. We will study the causes, symptoms and treatments.
– We will prepare a presentation in groups on Emotional and Mental Health. You will also be given a quiz at the end of this unit.

3) Diseases and Prevention – Oct. 26th – Nov. 22nd
- We will study viruses, bacteria and parasites and how they cause disease.
- We will also learn how and if you can cure them or prevent them. We will study cancer and genetic diseases and what happens in your body and cells to cause these.
- You will research a particular disease and make a presentation for the class. You will have a test on diseases, treatment, and preventions at the end of this unit.

4) Substance Abuse – Nov. 28th – Dec. 20th
- In this unit, we will study how drugs affect the brain on a chemical level and how/if they cause addiction and/or death.
- We will watch four videos of “Drugs Inc.” from National Geographic that will explain, in detail, how drugs are made, how they can destroy lives, and what the government is doing to stop the drug trade.
- You will choose one drug that you want to research and create a power point explaining all aspects of it.
- At the end of the unit, you will have a test on the drug’s affects on the brain and how they cause death.

5) Sexual Health – Jan. 3rd – Jan. 19th
- We will identify and learn about the male and female reproductive systems. We will learn how a baby is formed while studying the menstrual cycle. We will focus on hormones during this section.
- We will study various forms of prevention, remembering that abstinence is the only way to insure no pregnancy will happen.
- We will study Sexually Transmitted Disease and their treatments (if any) and preventions.
- We will look into healthy choices and how to have a respectful and safe relationship. You will have a test on all of this at the end of the unit.





Here is the rubric for the Emotional and Mental Health Presentation:
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