lpshealth Mr. Shandera
LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL Health Educator, Asst. Football and Track Coach
http://www.lps.org/schools/hs/LHS/
 
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TENTATIVE CALENDAR FOR HEALTH TOPICS
DAY 1 - Orientation
DAY 2 - 11 - Mental Health
DAY 12 - MENTAL HEALTH TEST
DAY 13 - 20 - Nutrition / Fitness
DAY 21 - NUTRITION / FITNESS TEST
DAY 22 - 31 - Chemical Health
DAY 32 - CHEMICAL HEALTH TEST
DAY 33 - 42 - Sexual Health
DAY 43 - SEXUAL HEALTH TEST Check in Books
DAY 44 - FINAL DAY - PRESENT RESEARCH REPORTS

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"It is the growing belief that any future advances made in improving the nation's health will not result from spectacular biomedical breakthroughs. Rather, advances will result from personally initiated actions that are directly influenced by the individual's health-related attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge. School health education can make a valuable contribution in areas such as these and can play an important role in improving the quality of living." American Medical Association

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COURSE TEXT: HEALTH AND WELLNESS authored by Linda Meeks, Philip Heit, and Randy Page

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is a required class lasting 9 weeks (2.5 credits). Students will be actively involved in learning about the many aspects of mental and emotional wellness, nutrition and physical fitness, drug use and abuse, and, human sexuality. All of this information will be very relevant to most of you and can help you make responsible decisions about your health.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: The goal of this class is to meet the following objectives:
* Students will understand concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.
* Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services.
* Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.
* Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.
* Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health.
* Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

COURSE GRADING: Your grade will be a reflection of keeping a notebook of class notes and assignments, participation in class activities, completion of assignments, and tests or other projects. The grading scale is: 93-100%=A; 88-92%=B+;82-87%=B; 78-81%=C+; 73-77%=C; 69-72%=D+; 65-69%=D; below 65%=F. Students will be given the opportunity to see their grades on a weekly basis. Extra credit opportunities may be provided to students who have completed a minimum of 90% of all graded work.

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:
** Students are expected to be in their assigned seat and ready to work when the period begins.
** Students are required to bring a notebook and pen / pencil to class each day. If asked to leave to get materials, this will count as a tardy.
** Students are responsible to complete make-up work due to absences.
** No food or beverages are allowed in the classroom. Gum is the only exception.
** Students have the right to a quiet and orderly learning environment. No talking out of turn or other disruptive behaviors will be permitted.
** Students are responsible for knowing and following school policies concerning absences, truancies, tardies, dress, etc. as found in the Student Handbook.

ASSIGNMENTS COMPLETED OUTSIDE OF CLASS:
- PERSONAL AND FAMILY HEALTH HISTORY (50 points)
a. Handout
b. Web Sites - Print out a report
1. www.realage.com CLICK "Find out your real age"; register/login; 10 min. program
2. onhealth.com/ch1/index.asp CLICK "interactive tools"; CLICK "Personal Health Assessments"
3. www.healthcentral.com Cursor down toward bottom of page and CLICK "Know your health risks"

- RESEARCH IDENTIFIED HEALTH RISKS FROM THIS HEALTH HISTORY (50 points)
a. Describe 4-6 symptoms and explain the preventative measures you can take to ensure your wellness for each of 3 different health risks.

- RESEARCH PROJECT (150 points) and REPORTING THIS PROJECT TO CLASS (50 points)
a. Select a topic of particular interest to you. This could be a personal health situation, a health issue for a particular culture, or a health topic you want to research.
b. This report must be 3 pages -- typed, double spaced, and font size of 12.
c. A minimum of 3 sources must be used and listed as a bibliography.
d. The report should include: why you selected the topic; facts, statistics and other current information; and, how this health topic affects you, your peers or a culture.
e. In place of a final exam, you will give a 1-2 minute presentation to the class on the last day of the quarter highlighting information from your research.
f. DATE DUE: Final day of class. Don't wait until the last week to get started! If you need ideas, please see me.

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