Welcome to 7th grade Health. Our first unit will be decision-making because having a handle on this skill will enable students to be more successful here at 7-Oak. Every day students should have a spiral notebook either in their binder or somewhere in the classroom so they and write journal entries, class notes and short formative assessments in. Most assignments and student work will be given to them and will be graded and kept in the classroom so the students can refer to them at a later date.
Common Curriculun Goals: Demonstrate the ability to use health skills to obtain and interpret health information to manage personal behaviors and to advocate for health and safety issues.
Content Srandards: Decision making: Demonstrate ability to use decision making skills to enhance health and safety.
Benchmark 3 indicator: HE 03 HS 08 Use a decision making model that will enhanve health and safety.
Learning Targets: I understand that all decisions have consequences.
I can use the DARVC model to help me make decisions.
I understand how to plan to reach short and long term goals.
9-26-11 Decision Making Day 1
Decisions and consequences:Assignments Newspaper search for good and
9-27-11 Decision-making Day 2
Steps to making good decisions: Worksheet about the decision-making
process (DARVC). Work through one together.
Text reading pg 24-27 Popcorn style.
Brainstorm the benefits and risks of riding your bike to school.
9-28-11 Decision making Day 3
Influences on your decisions: Questions about different influences. Text
reading pgs. 28-31. In groups create skit about television commercial about
something that interests teens. Closing you in the middle of a circle with
the influences around you.
9-29-11 Decision making day 4
Setting healthy goals: List three goals you have for yourself. How long will
it take to reach them? Role play: situation is one student is a guidance
counselor and the other is a student tryting to figure what area of study
to pursue. In pairs distinguish between long and short term goals by
saying what do I want to do today, next week, mext month, next year,
in ten years.
9-30-11 Decision-making day 5
How to reach your goals: Short paragraph about what success means to
you (5-7 sentences). Talk about a movie character that was persistant to
reach their goal. What setbacks did they encounter?
10-3-11 Decision making Day 6
Discusion of game project See health assignments for more details.
10-4-11 Decision making day 7
Students form groups to work on decision making game (no more than 3).
Rough draft rules, playing board, and game pieces.
10-5-11 Decision making Day 8
Continue to work on game. Ideas should be finding themselves on hard
10-6-11 Decision making day 9
Assessment on the decision making process. (DARVC)
Finalize games. Get ready to play the decision making game.
10-7-11 Decision making day 10
Games are done and ready to play. You may show the class or show
instructor. Your choice. Must be playable.
Happy New Year. I hope that all of you had a great Winter Break. Now on to the things at hand. Unfortunately we did not get an opportunity to present our cases on Friday so we will attempt that on Monday. Once we get through the tobacco part of Gateway drugs we will be moving on to alcohol and its affects on the body and the family. There will be an assignment at the end of the week that students (working in groups) can take home and have the entire PE week (outside of class) to complete and bring back to class on Tuesday the 19th of January. Week at a glance: Monday 1-04-10 Trial day: Students will, in their roles as lawyers, judges, witnesses, and jurors, present their cases. (see health assignments for more details). If the case is not settled in one class period we will have a continuance (learned that from Law and Order) to the next class period. Tuesday 1-05-10 Intro to the alcohol section of this unit: Bellringer activity Read in text pgs 246-251 Assign: Making Good decisions Wednesday 1-06-10 Start Off Write: Writing prompt Notes on alcohol from the overhead. Thursday 1-07-10 Start Off Write: Writing Prompt Teacher reading from Text. Discussion about alcoholism Friday 1-08-10 Assignment for alcohol portion of Gateway drugs. Due January 19th. See health asignments for assignment description. New week same unit. We will be continuing our look into Gateway drugs, still focusing on tobacco at the moment. The culminating activity will be a mock trial in which students will defend and prosecute a tobacco executive for crimes of causing disease and death. So lets get going! Monday 12-07-09 Bellringer: Write three or four sentences describing what you think it would be like to be addicted to something. Note-taking: Why do people use tobacco. Text Act: Choosing not to use tobacco Tobacco Project: Mock trial Tuesday 12-08-09 Divide up parts for Mock Trial. Begin Working on information for specific peices of trial. Wednesday 12-09-09 Quiz over notes from Monday Discuss trial format. Finish up with research on the information need for trial. Thursday 12-10-09 Trial day: Present Cases Headed into a new unit: Gateway Drugs.This unit will focus on tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana. This section will stress the active ingredients, proof, blood/alcohol concentration and what all this means, their effect on the family life. Tobacoo discussion and activities center around nicotine and the different forms it comes in, the 400 plus chemicals entering the body additive and finacial costs. Marijuana focuses on the active ingredient, THC, plus the large amounts of tar found in marijuana and the symptoms of its use. All areas of this unit will cover the long and short term effects associated with each substance. Monday 11-23-09 Bellringer: Write two (2) negative consequeces of smoking. Intro to Gateway Drugs Note-taking 1st Gateway Drug - Tobacco Notes on Statistics Activity: T-chart Long term and short term effects of tobacco. Tuesday 11-24-09 (tutorial) Bellringer: List as many health problems associated with smoking as you can. Read in Textbook Pages 224-227 Assessment: Write a story about a person who smoked a long time. Wednesday 11-25-09 Bellringer: Why would it be difficult to resist using tobacco if their friends are using it? Notes on why peole use tobacco. Discussion on Quitting Activity: Debate, Rights of smokers and the rights of Non-smokers Still working on Second Step a program to teach violence prevention and conflict resolution. This week we will begin with Anger management. Monday 11-9-09 Intro to Anger Management. Handling stressful situations Handout: STRESS Vocab: In Journal Homework: Peaceful Images (see health assignments) Tuesday 11-10-09 Tutorial Schedule Anger Management Problem Solving In class act: Identifying the problem Vocab: in journal Homework: Looking back (see health assignment) Wednesday 11-11-09 No students. Holiday Thursday 11-12-09 Applying Skills Dealing with Rumors Vocab: In journal Video vignettes Role Play Homework: Comic Strip (see health assignment) Friday 11-13-09 Applying skills Dealing with accusations Vocab: in journal Video Vignettes Role play New Unit this week: Second Step: Violence Prevention Conflict Resolution. Students will be bringing home a letter for the parents to sign and return as part of the homework in this unit. The letter will explain what the topics are that they will be discussing. Monday 10-26-09 Second Step: Understanding the problem. Vocabulary words to know: Write in Journal Video vignette Homework: Make a list of ten things that contribute to non-violence Take Home letter Tuesday 10-27-09 Tutorial Second Step: Training for Empathy Vocabulary Words to know. Intro Role playing Students will then try a role play. Homework: Feelings change. Wednesday 10-28-098 Second Step: Training For Empathy (seeking perspectives) Vocabulary words to know (in journal) In class activity (seeking perspectives) Homework: Walk in their shoes. Thursday 10-29-09 Tutorial Second Step: Training For Empathy (communicating) Vocabulary words to know (in journal) Role play: Ineffective communication Homework: Effective communication Friday 10-30-09 Assembly Schedule Second Step: Anger Management (handling stressful situations) Vocabulary words to know (in Journal) In class activity: STRESS In class activity: Underlying feelings Homework: What to do when you are angry. still working on decision-making. Monday 10-12-09 Bellringer - list characteristics of a good listener. Demonstration of happiness or saddness (2 volunteers) Discussion of listening skills. Games due on Friday 10-16-09 To see requirements for game go to health assignments. Tuesday 10-13-09 Journal write - Write about a time when you were faced with negative peer pressure. Refusal skills - Activity Hear scenario and in groups make a decision using DARVC worksheet. Check Game boards. Games due on Friday 10-16-09 Wednesday 10-14-09 Review for decision making unit. Work on Decision making games. Game due Friday 10-16-09 Thursday 10-15-09 Work on Decision making game. Game due on friday 10-16-09 Friday 10-16-09 Games are due today Decision making test Play Decision making games Its on to a new unit. Decision-making. Students will learn the process involved with making decisions at every level. The project for this unit is a decision making game. I will have expectations on the board as to what each piece of the project should lookmlike and when it is due. Monday 9-28-09 Intro to decision making. Discuss final project. IQ questions on Pg. 21 of the text. Answered in class. Discuss the decision-making process. Name of board game due at the end of the period. Tuesday 9-29-09 Six steps to making decisions. 2-3 sentences about making a good decision. Read pg. 24-27 Popcorn style. Brainstorm in groups - Benefits/risks of riding your bike to school. Wednesday 9-30-09 Bellringer - Name three people that influence your decisions. Read silently pgs. 28-31 and answer questions on pg.31. Activity: Skit - Small groups will write and perform a skit of a television commercial that targets teen. Students should identify a product that teens would be interested and say things about the product that convinces the teen to buy it. Thursday 10-1-09 Bellringer: List three goals you have and how long will it take you to reach all of them. Activity: Identifying values: Students will list 5 people living or dead that they admire. What traits do these people have that you would like to see in yourself? Discussion: Reaching goals. Friday 10-2-09 Bellringer: Short paragragh about what success means to you. Discussion about a movie in which the character used persistance to reach his or her goal. What setbacks did this character overcome to reach the goal? Debate: Is money the true measure of success? We return this week to creating a fitness program. Monday 9-14-09 Discussion on well rounded fitness program. 1. Stress/reduction of stress 2. Coping with stress 3. Relaxation techniques Assignment: Create a poster using one or more of the relaxation techniques described today. Tues. 9-15-09 Revisit fitness program. Model a fitness program for students Continue working on fitness program using models and examples. Wed. 9-16-09 Continue working on poster and fitness programs. Thurs. 9-17-09 Fitness Lab (in Gym or on blacktop) Finish fitness programs and relaxation posters. Fri. 9-118-09 Fitness unit assessment Welcome to Wellness. We are going to start our first week of health with a fitness unit. The project you will be working on will be to create a fitness goal and design a fitness plan in which you can assess whether or not you are improving your fitness level. Sept 2 2009 Intro to fitness. Parts of fitness. Assignment: Create a fitness goal thinking about how you want to improve your fitness level and why. Sept. 3 2009 Why we exercise Monitoring heart rates Terms to know: MHR, THR, RHR (maximum Heart Rate, Target Heart Rate, Resting Heart Rate). Aerobic and anaerobic exercise Sept 4, 2009 Injury prevention Acute injuries - chronic injuries Assignment: Design a fitness plan that will help you reach your fitness goal. Keep the acrynym FIT (frequency, intensity, and time) in mind when you design your plan. This assignment is due on the 14th of Sept.