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Health Syllabus

Thomas Edison High School

Health—Syllabus

Mr. Meyer—Room 037

daniel.meyer@mpls.k12.mn.us

                 

Description:  Health is designed to give students the health content knowledge and skills needed to make healthy and informed decisions for a lifetime.  Also to make other academic connection through health content to advance academic success through rigor.

 

 

MYP Fundamental Concepts:

Throughout the year, our curriculum will support the three underlying principles of the I.B. Middle Years Programme: inquiry, action, and reflection. We will ask questions about health and think deeply about what and how we are learning.

 

MYP Global Contexts:

You will be learning health science through six Global Contexts. The Global Contexts give meaning to what is learned through the exploration of real-world problems. Through inquiry and active learning, you will use higher-order thinking skills to deepen comprehension and reflection to better understand yourself as a learner.

 

Identities and relationships: Explore identity; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health. Also, look at human relationships, communities and cultures. Think about what it means to be human.

Orientation in space and time: Explore turning points in humankind from discoveries and explorations to the relationships between individuals and civilizations. Do this through different perspectives, not just yours, but also others in Minneapolis, the U.S, and the world.

 

Personal and cultural expression: Explore the different ways that we discover and express ideas and feelings on everything from nature to culture. Think about all the different ways that we reflect on and enjoy our human creativity, and our appreciation of “beauty.”

 

Scientific and technical innovation:  Explore the relationship between people and the natural world and the impact of scientific/technological advances on communities and environments. Also think about the impact of environments on human activity; how do we adapt?

 

Globalization and sustainability:  Explore human-made systems and communities; and how

our local experiences at home affect the whole world.  Reflect on the positive and negative effects of world “interconnectedness.”  Is it sustainable?  Will it last?

 

Fairness and development:  Explore rights and responsibilities, especially the relationship between different communities around the world. Do we share what we have with other people? With other living things? Can we all achieve equal opportunities and peace?

 

Approaches to learning (ATL)

Are a set of learning skills we will be developing in this class, as well as in all your classes.

 

Learner Profile/Classroom Expectations:

  1. Caring: Be respectful to people and be respectful to our classroom supplies.
  2. Principled: Come on time and be prepared with your pencil, notebook, and textbook. Try to visit the restroom between classes. Listen and stay seated during group discussions.
  3. Inquirers: Ask questions when you are stuck and when you need to be challenged.
  4. Risk Takers: Raise your hand and don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
  5. Open-Minded: Think positively even if you become frustrated.
  6. Knowledgeable: Support your learning by completing homework and studying for assessments.
  7. Communicator: Explain your thinking and show your work.
  8. Reflective: Review your work including returned homework and assessments.
  9. Thinker: Come ready to learn and challenge yourself.
  10. Balanced: Have fun, work hard, and be nice!

 

 

MPS Health Education Content Standards:

 

Standard #1:  Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.

 

Standard #2:  Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors of health behaviors.

 

Standard #3:  Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, 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 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.

 

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.

 

Units of Study:

 

Health—1 Semester Course           

A Healthy Foundation

Mental and Emotional Health

Reproductive Health

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Birth Control Methods/Abstinence

HIV/AIDS

 

Current Health Trends

Relationships

First Aid and CPR

Nutrition

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illegal Drugs

 

 

 

Tommie Creed:

Team: I will respect myself and others.

Opportunity: I will prepare for college and the career of my choice.

Make a Difference: I will honor myself, my family and my school.

Make it Right: I will restore my relationships and advocate for myself.

Integrity: I will make good decisions. 

Excellence: I will do my personal best.

 

 

Grading:

Assessment Policy:  Please refer to the Thomas Edison Student Handbook for our school-wide assessment policy.  Students should be given multiple opportunities to demonstrate their current understanding and mastery of standards.

 

20%--Academic Practice

These activities allow you to become proficient with the learning targets. 

Examples:  Individual classwork, group work, and daily work.

 

80%--Academic Achievement

Learning targets are based on MN state standards and aligned to MYP assessment criteria.  You will have several opportunities to demonstrate your comprehension of each learning target throughout the unit.  These opportunities will include tests, quizzes, papers, projects, presentations, writing prompts, and reflective notebook (journals, vocabulary, and notes). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rubric Score

Description

Grade Scale

Letter grade

6 -8   

 

Exemplary

Achievement outstanding relative to the level necessary to meet course requirements

87-100 % 

75-86 

A- 

5

 

Above Proficient

Achievement exceeding the level necessary to meet course requirements

71-74 

B+ 

66-70 

63-65 

B- 

4

Proficient

Achievement meeting the basic course requirements in every respect

59-62 

C+ 

54-58 

50-53 

C- 

2-3

Partially Proficient

Achievement worthy of credit even though it does not fully meet the basic course requirements in every respect

44-49 

D+ 

31-43 

25-30 

D- 

1

 

 

Below Proficient

 Performance failing to meet the basic course requirements

 

0-24 

0

Not attempted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IB MYP Grade Descriptors

 

 Letter Grade

IB MYP Score

Description

F

(0-24%)

0

Insufficient evidence

1

Limited

D-

(25-30%)

2

D-D+

(31-49%)

3

Adequate

C range

(50-62%)

4*

B range

(63-74%)

5

Substantial

A-

(75-86%)

6

A

(87-100%)

7

Excellent

8

 

 

Academic Honesty Policy:  Please refer to the Thomas Edison Student Handbook.

 

 

 

Supplies Needed Daily:

 

A separate notebook, folder, writing utensil, & highlighter.

 

Resources:

 

Glencoe Health Textbooks

Laptop Computers—assigned to the number on your desk.

Google Classroom—code will be given in class. 

 

Expectations:

 

            Be on time to class.

No food or beverage in class, except water.

Participate in class activities and discussions.

            Be respect of yourself, others, time and of class materials.

 

ELECTRONIC DEVICES:  SHOULD BE KEPT IN STUDENTS BACKPACKS.  DEVICES SHOULD NOT BE OUT DURING CLASS, UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED BY THE TEACHER OR WITH PERMISSION.

 

1ST WARNING—VERBAL (“PLEASE PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY”)

2ND WARNING—STUDENT WILL TURN PHONE INTO THE TEACHER UNTIL THE END OF CLASS.

 

RED =  NO PHONES OUT!

YELLOW = ONLY HEADPHONES!

GREEN = YOU MAY USE YOUR PHONE!