Health is a one-semester class filled with great learning. We’ll be learning about the following topics:
stress decision-making mental health and resources
responsibility body image eating disorders
substance abuse refusal skills healthy relationships
setting limits relationship changes managing relationships
maturation abstinence sexually transmitted diseases
HIV/AIDS civility communication
problem-solving suicide prevention safety (including online safety)
media emergency information first aid
nutrition fitness dietary guidelines
Our maturation and diseases portions of the class are Jordan District approved and abstinence-based programs for learning about maturation and other healthy lifestyle decisions. A parent permission slip regarding this curriculum is sent home with the student. Students will also be taking home Parents In The Know notes throughout the semester. This will give students and parents many opportunities to discuss health-related topics together. These require a parent discussion and signature.
We may take the opportunity to watch the educational versions of either the movie Supersize Me, Food Inc., or Fed-Up during our study of nutrition. These award-winning movies explore issues related to healthy eating and provide valuable discussion points. The documentaries have been edited and enhanced for use in the classroom and are rated PG. Parents, please email the teacher directly if you prefer your student not watch these movies. An alternative activity will be provided.
Health is a valuable class, and it is our hope that students learn a lot and have an enjoyable experience.