Health Issues Grey Block Week A Semester One Katsikaris
Course Description: The topics for instruction in the Health Issues course predominantly relate to issues of human sexuality. Throughout the course we also discuss important issues such as substance abuse awareness, mental health, and current events. The class is heavily discussion based, and participation is vital to pass the class. Various forms of assessment are used such as class discussion, reflections, projects, and presentations.
***We have had to make adjustments to our syllabus due to the changes in our schedule for the 20-21 academic year. Our health classes will focus on Standards
2, 4 and 5 of the National Health Standards***
National Health Education Standards:
Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology and other factors on health behaviors.
Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information and products and services to enhance health.
Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health. Students will Demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family and community health.
Formative & Summative, PBL, journaling, class discussion and group work.
Outline of Topics to be Covered in the Course
- Ice breakers and Expectations Identity, Stereotyping, Assumptions
- Substance Abuse
Wellesley Police + The Law
Maura Renzella: Youth Outreach Worker + WPDY Pro/Con Issues: Research + Presentation Putting the students in the drivers seat SBIRT Screening
- Sexual Health
- Thoughts on Sexuality Explored Orientation, Expression, Identity SpeakOut / GLOW Speakers Case Studies Project
- Health Screenings
- BMI, Vision, Hearing, Relationships
- Healthy Relationships-- explored warning signs/dating violence Refusal skills; Consent Mentors in Violence Prevention
- Protection Methods
- Mental/Emotional Health
Minding Your Mind
- Final PBL
Contact: If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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