Learning Recommendations: None

General Description: This semester-long graduation requirement covers a variety of health related topics that affect teens today. The course encourages students to develop healthful attitudes and practices for life-long benefit.

Important Notes: As a part of the Health course curriculum students will be certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Students will also learn about HIV/AIDS and Human Sexuality through the Family Life and Sexual Health curriculum (FLASH). Students are expected to earn their CPR/AED certification and contribute to mature discussions within the FLASH unit. This course is recommended for grades 10-12. Students have the option of purchasing an American Heart Association (AHA) CPR/AED card after completing the certification process. $3.50 fee.

Content:

  • Communicable/Non-communicable Disease
  • Relationships
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Human Sexuality and Development
  • CPR First Aid
  • Goal Setting
  • Heredity
  • Media Analysis
  • Nutrition
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use and Abuse

Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of :

  • Group discussion and problem solving
  • Hands-on activities
  • Direct Instruction
  • Discovery Learning
  • Career Exploration

Equipment to be provided by student: None