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15 August 2016

 
DON LUGO H.S.  HEALTH COURSE
 SYLLABUS AND GRADING POLICY

 

SYNOPSIS:

 

This course of study encourages students to meet the challenge of building positive life skills by developing a sensible understanding of, and respect for, potential dangers.  Students are encouraged to see that health decisions are made in the context of other life choices and that these choices are influenced, supported, promoted and limited by association with family, friends, culture and society.  Students explore how assumptions about themselves and others influence their health decisions.  They are encouraged to challenge some of their assumptions, acknowledge and appreciate positive influences, understand and address negative influences and make health decisions that are beneficial to themselves and others. 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

The Health Education Content Standards are organized into six health content areas:

 

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs (Towards No Drug Abuse Curriculum)
  • Growth, Development and Sexual Health
  • Injury Prevention and Safety
  • Mental, Emotional, and Social Health
  • Nutrition and Physical Health
  • Personal and Community Health

 

HEALTH SCHEDULE AND GRADING POLICY:

 

Mondays:  Warm-Ups, Notes, Cooperative learning, chapter discussion, guest speakers

Tuesdays: Warm-Ups, Cooperative Learning; projects etc.

Wednesdays: Warm-Ups; Notes, chapter discussion, group presentations

Thursdays:  Test/Quiz

Fridays: Health Article Presentations and projects

Daily work/participation:  Unit and Chapter quiz and exams will be given every Thursday(usually).  Exams can be made up anytime prior to the end of each grading period, however homework must be turned in the day it’s due (no extensions on homework) unless you have an excused absence.  Every student is required to sign out a textbook for this class:  Glencoe Health

 

GRADES

 

90 – 100:  A

80 -   89:  B

70 -   79:  C

60 -   69:  D

Below 60 is a fail (F)

 

Final:  10%

Homework: 30%

Exams: 30%

Projects: 20%

Classroom presentations:  10%

 

CLASSROOM POLICY:

 

  1. All school rules and policies will be followed by every student at all times.
  1. No eating/drinking  in the classroom except water,  but must be in a clear container
  2. Student must come prepared for class each day  (paper and pencil/pen)
  3. Every student will be required to check out a health text book from the library.
  4. Any conflicts between students and any behavior problems will be resolved in the classroom through conflict resolution and/or through parent involvement.  Administration referrals will be kept to a minimum.

 

Sex education/HIV/Aids block of instruction will be presented the last month of the semester. Only students with written parent permission (form will be provided prior to instruction) will receive instruction in this area, all other students will be provided with an alternative curriculum for this four week period.

 

 

 

BLANCA E. BRISENO

Health Science Instructor

(blanca_briseno@chino.k12.ca.us)   (909) 591- 3902 ext 4835

 

                  

 

 

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15 August 2016

 
DON LUGO H.S. JROTC COURSE
 SYLLABUS AND GRADING POLICY

 

 

MISSION OF THE JROTC:  To motivate young people to become better citizens.  The JROTC gives them an opportunity to develop and improve themselves in many ways: it uses military skills to teach self-discipline, confidence, and pride in a job well done and it offers those challenges and opportunities to:

 

  • Sharpen communication skills
  • Promote and encourage citizenship through participation in community service projects
  • Develops their leadership potential
  • Strengthens their self esteem
  • Improves their physical fitness
  • Provides incentives to live drug free
  • Promotes graduation from high school and develops a solid foundation for career development

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Unit 1- Foundations of JROTC, a Character, and Leadership Development Program.  Helps develop new skills you can use in school and throughout life.  This introductory unit gives them a greater appreciation of American symbols, customs, and traditions and the history and purpose of Army JROTC.  An introduction to the Department of Defense and other services presents the differences and similarities of each service and their unique role in the defense of the nation.

 

Unit 2 – Foundations for Success.  Designed to provide young cadets with hands-on experiential learning activities that will build self-awareness, essential life skills, and the ability to set and achieve goals.  Content areas include communication, diversity, study skills, conflict resolution, decision- making and service learning.  These lessons expose cadets to complex content, such as the structure and function of the human brain, personality, and learning theory in a simple, easy to understand manner, with ample opportunity for application   and practice.  This unit focuses on the life skills necessary to build better citizens for tomorrow.

 

Unit 3 – Leadership Theory and Application Teaches cadets about leadership:  How to BE a leader; what they need to KNOW when they are influencing others, and; what things they DO when they are leading.  They will learn about character and values, leadership theories and principles, and human behavior.  They will have the opportunity to take the leadership lessons learned in the classroom to the drill field.  Most importantly, this unit will help them build their relationships in their community service project and their daily participation in school, work and community.

 

Unit 4 – Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid Provides training on getting started on total fitness, split second emergencies, handling common emergencies and lifesaving measures.  There is also training on substance abuse awareness, intervention, and prevention. 

 

Unit 5 – Geography and Earth Science Helps cadets develop a global perspective and awareness of environmental issues by engaging them in interactive activities that explore the use of maps, map reading, and orienteering.  Beginning lessons provide cadets with a basic overview of the globe and the continents.  Each continent is further explored based on its physical and human characteristics.  Subsequent lessons on maps and map reading provide instruction on the use of the compass and orienteering basics to lay the foundation for participating in orienteering activities or competitions.  

 

Unit 6 – Citizenship and American History Introduces cadets to the You the People process and its citizenship skills.  Each history lesson is focused around the development of citizenship and the You the People process.  This also includes advanced history lessons for juniors and seniors as well as appropriate service learning projects.

 

DESIRED GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

 

  • Graduate from H.S.
  • Be a good citizen by knowing and exercising the rights, responsibilities (including respect for constitutional authority), privileges, and freedoms of good citizenship
  • Display leadership potential and the ability to live and work cooperatively with others; demonstrate leadership in situations involving conflict resolution
  • Demonstrate the ability to think logically and to communicate effectively, with emphasis on effective oral communication.
  • Describe the importance of diet and of physical fitness in maintaining good health and appearance.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history, purpose, and structure of Army JROTC
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic military skills (such as drill and ceremonies, first aid, and map reading) that are necessary for working effectively as a member of a team.
  • Describe the importance of citizenship through American history as it relates to America’s culture and future from the Revolutionary period to the present
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the dangers of substance abuse and the importance of mental management, including goal setting and positive self-talk.

 

 

JROTC SCHEDULE AND GRADING POLICY:

 

Fridays:  Physical Training Day:  Will be dedicated to warm up exercises, calisthenics and at a minimum of a one mile run and cool down period. The last week of each month will be set aside for a sport activity (soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball etc).

 

Thursdays: Leadership Lab/ drill/marching and uniform inspection.

 

Wednesday: Uniform Day, grade will be based on the proper wear of the uniform.  Every cadet must ensure that their uniform is clean and pressed and that shoes are clean and polished.    

 

Monday & Tuesdays– Theory Days:  Lectures, Special speakers, Special assignments, quizzes and exams

 

ACADEMICS: 40%

 

  • Unit and Chapter quiz and exams
  • Oral Presentations (Graded for introduction, body and conclusion)
  • Written Assignments (Essays and Research Papers:  Graded for content, spelling, punctuation and grammar)

 

Students will give written and oral presentations on different subjects. Grading requirements for oral presentations will be based on the content of the briefing, including the basic fundamentals such as introduction, body and conclusion.  Writing requirements will include spelling, content, grammar, and punctuation.  Students will also work in teams and give oral presentations on assigned subjects.

 

PHYSICAL TRAINING: 15%   all cadets are required to participate in physical fitness day which will include: warm-ups, calisthenics, 1 mile run, relays etc.  The last week of the month will be set aside for a sport activity selected by the class leaders.

 

DRILL/LEADERSHIP LAB: 15% - All cadets are required to participate in drill day which includes different stationary and marching movements

 

UNIFORM DAY30% - All cadets are required to participate in Uniform Day which includes wearing the uniform on a weekly basis; Uniform day will usually be on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted.  Uniform must be clean and pressed every time it is worn.  Cadets will be graded based on the proper fitting and cleanliness of the uniform.  Cadets are required to purchase a name tag ($2.00) and a unit  crest ($3.00) to wear with the uniform  

 

 

EXTRA-CREDIT:

 

  • Extracurricular activities (Flag Detail, Parades, Competition, Courtesy Patrols, School Service, Service Learning, and Community Service Activities etc.) Credit will be added at the end of the semester.  Every student will be recognized for their hard work and their efforts during the end of year awards banquet. 

 

GRADES

90 – 100:  A

80 -   89:  B

70 -   79:  C

60 -   69:  D

Below 60 is a fail (F)

 

 

CLASSROOM POLICY:

 

  1. All school rules and policies will be followed by every student while in the classroom, during physical training and leadership lab to include any and all JROTC on and off-campus activities.
  1. Males will not wear earrings in class or during any JROTC activity (including picnics, competitions, or after school and weekend practices etc).
  2. Any conflicts between students and any behavior problems will be resolved in the classroom through conflict resolution.  AP referrals will be kept to a minimum.
  3. Students will respect and follow directives by student leaders through supervision of instructor staff. 

 

Cadets are encouraged to participate in our fundraising activities in support of the JROTC program. 

 

All cadets will be issued the JROTC uniform (at no charge) but must return it to the JROTC prior to the end of the semester or sooner if disenrolled from the program.  This program is NOT a recruiting tool for the military.  Students are not encouraged or required to join the military upon graduation.

 

 

                                                                                               

 BLANCA E. BRISENO

 SFC, US ARMY (Retired)

 Senior Army Instructor