· UNIT OVERVIEW
Unit 8 --- Health I & II--- Current Health Trends and Topics
This unit is designed to address the ever changing needs of our student population based on current events, community needs, school priorities, and individual student interest and need. Based formative needs assessments, the teacher can use this time to address content and skills that needs additional time. This unit guide has some suggested learning opportunities, but allows for flexibility of the teacher.
· LONG-TERM LEARNING TARGETS
8.1 I can analyze current news and events and how they affect my personal health. 7.12.1, 7.12.2
8.2 I can identify characteristics of my community that can affect my health and safety. 7.12.2
8.3 I can identify unhealthy behaviors and trends in my life and our society. 7.12.4, 6.12.1, 6.12.3
8.4 I can react to a tragedy/life changing event in a positive way for myself and others. 8.12.4
8.5 I can practice health enhancing behaviors to reduce the health risks associated with current health trends. 7.12
· INSTRUCTIONAL CONSIDERATIONS
Student Background Knowledge
Unpredictable events affect the learning of students frequently. Often a distraction in other classes is a learning opportunity in Health Education.
· What are my priorities?
· How do I deal with a crisis?
· How does my community (school, local, global) affect my health?
· What changes do I want to make in my life and to society?
Trends, analysis, impact, society, community, support, reflection, defense, patience, tragedy, positive, negative, behavior, characteristics, change,
It is out of my control: “I cannot control what happens to me, but I can control how I react.”
· INSTRUCTIONAL APPROACH
Agenda of Lessons
· Health Art Notebook Assignment
· Notebook Evaluation
· Notebook Artist Statement
· Socratic Seminar
· Reflective Notebook Rubric
· Stand Up activity (health self assessment)