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    Health 8

     

     

    COURSE OBJECTIVE / GOAL:

     

                Health is designed for Starpoint students to learn acceptance of personal responsibility and their lifelong health.  We will promote respect for the health of others and students will understand their growth and development at this time in their lives. We will inform our students of health-related information, and products or services that will make them healthier people for the rest of their lives.

     

     

    8th GRADE COURSE CONTENT / MAJOR TOPICS:

     

                The following units are taught during the semester:

     

                1) Health Introduction                           5) Alcohol / Drugs

               

    2) Mental Health                                   6) Growth and Development

               

    3) Diet and Fitness                                7) Safety and First Aid

     

    4) Tobacco                                             8) Cyber Bullying

     

     

    6th GRADE COURSE CONTENT / MAJOR TOPICS:

     

                The following units are taught during the semester:

     

                1) Health Introduction                           4)  Personal Hygiene     

          

    2) Healthy Relationships                        5 Tobacco          

     

    3) Safety and First Aid                          6)  Alcohol / Drugs

                                            

     

     

    TEXTBOOK AND OTHER BOOKS USED:

     

                Teen Health – Course 1 and 2

                Mary Bronson Merki, Ph.D.

                Glencoe

                McGraw-Hill

     

    CLASSROOM POLICY

     

    HEADING FOR PAPERS (as required):

    Name               Date                 Class Period     (on right hand side of paper)

     

    MATERIALS NECESSARY FOR CLASS:

    Notebook (1 inch 3 ring binder), Pocket folder, Spiral notebook, and a Pen or Pencil (#2), Earbuds/Headphones.

     

    Students must bring all materials necessary for class to every class meeting

     

    HOMEWORK POLICY (Quantity, frequency, expectations):

    Textbook and reading assignments will be assigned on a regular basis. They will be based on the subject area that we are currently studying.  All homework assignments must be handed in the following class or the assignment will receive a zero.  The student must stay 12th period the day the assignment was due to make it up.  If the student does not stay 12th period the zero stays as their grade.

     

    COMPUTATION OF GRADES (Tests, projects, homework, notebooks, etc., and the “weight” they carry):

    Health is now a 20-week course.  Students will be informed of their progress at every 5-week mark. Three points will be given per class meeting based on attendance, participation and behavior.  A quiz may be given at any time on material we are presently covering.  Notebooks will be checked twice during the twenty weeks of class.

     

    Attendance, Behavior and Participation                      20%

    Tests, Quizzes, and Notebook                                     35%

    Homework                                                                   40%

    Projects                                                                        05%

                                                                                        100%  

     

    MAKING UP WORK WHEN ABSENT:

    Any homework not done on time should be turned in the next class period the student returns.  Check with classmates / teacher for any missed notes or class assignments.

     

    BEHAVIOR IN CLASS:

    Although this is a fun and exciting class, proper and mature behavior is required at all times.

     

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

    The first half of the Middle School Health requirement is completed in Sixth Grade.  The second half is covered in Eighth Grade.  The final 20-week course will be completed for graduation in the High School.