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HS Contemporary Health, v1

.5 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor: Michelle Prince, lprince@olemiss.edu

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your course title and number in the subject line (ie, German 1).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138
E-mail: UMHS@olemiss.edu

Course Description:

Welcome to Health Science! The goal of this course is to provide health information that will enable the student to make good decisions regarding his or her total health. Hopefully this course will require you to take a look at yourself and question your current choices and behaviors. Are these behaviors that will help you reach your future goals or will they prevent you from becoming a positive member of society. It is all about choices, for every choice there is a consequence, good or bad. What will your choice be?

Textbook Cover

Required Textbook:

Glencoe Health and Wellness, 2008 student edition

ISBN: 0078760267

It is your responsibility as a student to order your textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  1. Comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.
  2. Access and obtain valid health information.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.
  4. Analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.
  7. Identify and use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health.

Course Outline:

Units
LESSON Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
1 Introduction to Health Lesson 1, 4-15
Lesson 2, 16-25
Lesson 3, 26-33
Lesson 4, 34-39
Lesson 5, 40-55
Lessons, Homework Assignments, Video Questions
1 Unit 1 test Lessons 1-5 Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before continuing
2 Mental and Emotional Health Lesson 8, 74-81
Lesson 9, 82-93
Lesson 10, 94-107
Lesson 11, 108-121
Lesson 12, 122-131
Lessons, Homework Assignments
2 Unit 2 test Lessons 8-12 Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before continuing
3 Family and Social Health Lesson 13, 134-147
Lesson 14, 148-157
Lesson 15, 158-165
Lesson 16, 166-177
Lesson 17, 178-185
Lesson 18, 186-205
Abstinence only in Lesson 16
Abstinence Plus in Lesson 16 Plus
Lessons, Homework Assignments
3 Unit 3 test Lessons 13-18 Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before continuing
4 Growth and Development Lesson 20, 226-241
Lesson 21, 242-253
Lesson 22, 254-261
Lesson 23, 262-269
Lesson 24, 270-279
Lessons, Homework Assignments
4 Unit 4 test Lessons 20-24 Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before continuing
5 Nutrition Lesson 25, 282-293
Lesson 26, 294-301
Lesson 27, 302-309
Lesson 28, 310-323
Lesson 29, 324-339
Lessons, Homework Assignments, Video Questions
5 Unit 5 test Lessons 25-29 Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before continuing
First Term Exam Units 1-5 Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before continuing
6 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Lesson 36, 404-409
Lesson 37, 410-423
Lesson 38, 424-435
Lesson 39, 436-451
Lesson 40, 452-461
Lesson 43, 474-481
Lessons, Homework Assignments, Video Questions
6 Unit 6 test Lessons 36-43 Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before continuing
7 Communicable and Chronic Diseases Lesson 44, 484-489
Lesson 45, 490-497
Lesson 46, 498-513
Lesson 47, 514-521
Lesson 48, 522-529
Lesson 49, 530-539
Lessons, Homework Assignments, Video Questions
7 Unit 7 test Lessons 44-49 Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before continuing
8 Consumer and Community Health Lesson 50, 542-549
Lesson 52, 556-563
Lesson 53, 564-573
Lesson 54, 574-581
Lesson 55, 582-591
Lessons, Homework Assignments, Video Questions
8 Unit 8 test Lessons 50-55 Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before continuing
9 Environmental Health Lesson 57, 602-611
Lesson 58, 612-617
Lessons, Homework Assignments
9 Unit 9 test Lessons 57-58 Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before continuing
10 Injury Prevention and Personal Safety Lesson 61, 638-649
Lesson 62, 650-655
Lesson 69, 708-721
Lesson 70, 722-749
Lessons, Homework Assignments
10 Unit 10 test Lessons 61-62, 69-70 Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before continuing
Second Term Exam Units 6 though 10 Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before continuing

Grading Scale:

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

The grading format is as follows:

First and Second Term Grades
Lessons, video questions, homework: 60%
Unit Tests: 20%
Term Exam: 20%

Final Grade
First Term Grade: 50%
Second Term Grade: 50%