This course is one semester in length, but there is a lot of material that needs to be covered to meet federal and state standards and benchmarks. This information will cover:
§ Health promotion and disease prevention§ Accessing valid health information and health-promoting products and services§ Practicing health-enhancing behaviors and reducing health risks§ Analyzing the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health§ Using interpersonal communication skills to enhance health§ Using goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health § Advocating for personal, family, peer and community health
Films:We will be viewing various films this semester to highlight some of the topics in health education. I will send a note home to describe the films as they come up, and due to potentially controversial or sensitive topics, students may choose to do an alternate assignment if they or their parent/guardian prefer to not view the material.