Health 9


Unit Essential Questions Content Skills and Processes Assessment Resources Multicultural Dimension

*What are the basic nutrients?
*How do I balance food intake and calorie output?
*What nutrients are essential for active students and athletes?
*How do I know what foods contain?
*What are eating disorders?
*What is the actual nutritional value of what I am eating?
*How is food kept safely?
*Do exercise and nutrition contribute to my health and well being

* Importance of carbohydrates,fats,proteins,minerals,vitamins and water in daily nutritional intake
* Special needs and priorities for more active students and athletes.
* Understanding of food labeling to asses the specific contents of foods.
* Connection between food eaten and nutritional value
* Fad diets and effects
* Eating disorders:anorexia nervosa and bulimia
* Food born diseases and procedures for keeping foods safe

* Gather information from videotapes, computer web sites and distributed materials
* Complete food logs to count the specific values of nutrients
* Create of group presentations on nutrients
* Analyze hypothetical individual's food intake
* Participate in class discussions
* Maintain food log for three day period, analyze nutritional content using computer program
* Prepare ideal day's nutrition with the aid of the computer program

* Class participation
* Group projects based on assigned readings and videotapes
* Quality of class presentations and projects
* Tests
* Comprehensive nature and accuracy of food log, computer results

* Videos 'Managing your weight without dieting
*Nutrition for Active Fitness
*Nutrition Food Labels
*The problem with food
*Understanding Fat
* Text 'Glencoe Health Curriculum
* Internet site '
* 'Working Healthy' Food Handler's Manual
* Washington County Food Handler's Test

* Recognize values of particular ethnic foods.

W - Human Sexuality

Do I have the essential knowledge to make healthy and responsible decisions?
How do I act responsibily in sexual relationships?
What are the ways I protect myself sexually and emotionally?
How do I know if my relationship with another person is healthy?

How do I develop and maintain healthy relationships with other people, my community, the global society and myself?

What are my legal responsibilities to myself and others?

How do I make informed choices when selecting health related products or services?


*Components of relationships
*Elements of attraction
*Skills for effective communication: being a self advocate
*Male and female reproductive structures and health
*Reproduction, pregnancy, contraceptive methods
*Sexual orientation
*Date rape and date rape drugs
*Sexually transmitted diseases

*Legal responsibilities


*Interpersonal relationships/problems (date rape)

*Medical advances
*STD and HIV transmission
*Contraception and pregnancy
 *Product effectiveness

*Personal selection of health care resources and products

*Influences on health

Advertising and media's influences on perceptions of gender, masculinity, femininity and power


•Role playing of variable communication scenarios
*Understanding of choices in communication within peer connections
*Brainstorming of definitions
*Learning the meaning of communicating effectively
•forced field analysis
•media analysis

*Understand legal responsibilities to self/others

*Identify benefits of medical advances, how they help us recognize dangerous conditions, how to get medical advice
*Assess impact of STD and HIV transmission
*Analyze factors and alternatives for situations where drug/alcohol is an influence
*Practice abstinence, or if sexually active know options of birth control
*Examine global issues related to contraception and pregnancy
*Be aware of the risks of being sexually active (i.e. teen pregnancy and HIV/STD infection)

Recognize,evaluate and analyze the role of advertising and media in forming personal ideas of gender roles, masculinity and femininity.




•classroom work sheets
•classroom participation
•pre-test and pre-test review

ETR associates Choosing Health text books
•current science news reports


• How do diet and exercise needs change as I age?
• What are the differences in diets between cultures?

*Value of exercise
*Nutritional and exercise needs throughout the life cycle
*Eating habits in other countries

*Create and implement a personal plan for the development of lifelong wellness that includes nutrition and exercise
*Compare and contrast the nutritional and exercise needs of people throughout the life cycle
*Complete a computer analysis of a week long diet record and design and follow an improved plan for one week, set long term goals
*Analyze diets from varied world cultures
*Practice safety and sanitation in food preparation and storage

Healthy Relationships

How do I develop and maintain healthy relationships with other people, my community, the global society and myself?

*Stress and stress management
*Self esteem
*Socially appropriate behavior
*Individual responsibility to larger society
*Assertive behavior
*Refusal/negotiation techniques
*Long and short term goals
*Personal responsibility
*Communication skills

*Understand emotional impact of stress and practice individual stress management techniques
*Identify and value positive aspects of one's own personality
*Understand what is socially appropriate language in the school community
*Identify one's responsibility to larger society and understand appropriate ways to assume it
*Identify individual values and practice skills to act on them
*Critique situations where sensitivity and respect for self and others are shown through literature studies, and/or government issues
*Identify one's own and others' style of assertive behavior
*Consider one's own and others' spirituality
*Demonstrate refusal/negotiation techniques to avoid harmful situations
*Analyze the elements of dating and love as they relate to commitment in intimate relationships
*Learn and practice ways to set short and long term goals
*Accept responsibility for one's actions
*Recognize consequences
*Evaluate results of open/honest expressions in relationships
*Identify the influence of media in gender role development and peer influence
*Recognize forms of harassment and ways to respond effectively
*Recognize the benefits of sexual abstinence for young people of school age years
*Analyze and evaluate the adult decision of becoming sexually active and the responsibility of that decision i.e. contraception, disease, pregnancy, etc.
*Analyze and utilize negotiation skills to improve communication with others of differing views
*Demonstrate sensitivity toward others' feeling when stating personal opinions
*Learn and practice socially appropriate manners

Controlling Health Risks

What are the consequences of my decisions and behaviors?
Where do I go for help for myself or a friend?
How should I deal with feelings of depression and isolation?

*Interpersonal relationships/problems (date rape)
*Decision making strategies
*Peer support
*Driving under the influence
*Use and abuse of prescription and illegal drugs
*Depression and suicide
*Teen pregnancy
*Resources for help

*Set up peer counseling groups
*Analyze and environment and prescribe changes to reduce the spread of disease
*Design a plan for health decisions and predict the short and long term consequences of your actions
*Analyze and develop strategies for dealing with feelings and emotions of isolation, depression and suicide