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 sill 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.
Assessments Used: Formative & Summative, PBL, journaling, class discussion and group work.
Ice breakers and Expectations
Identity, Stereotyping, Assumptions
Wellesley Police & The Law
Maura Renzella: Youth Outreach Worker & Officer Rosenberg: WPDY
Pro/Con Issues: Research & Present Putting the students in the drivers seat
Thoughts on Sexuality Explored
Orientation, Expression, Identity
SpeakOut / GLOW Speakers
Case Studies Project
BMI, Vision, Hearing,
Healthy Relationships explored
Warning signs/dating violence
Refusal skills & Consent
Mentors in Violence Prevention
Minding Your Mind