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From: Jackie Starke-Health Teacher
New Franklin Middle School-New Franklin, MO
Unit Title: Total Health
Know and explain components of total health.
Understand which factors relating to health are controllable and which are not.
Explain how fitness relates to health.
Define stress and explain positive ways to manage.
Knowledge: Principles and practices of physical and mental health.
Time Frame for unit: 7 class periods.
You are to decide which level you would like to work toward. Select from the assignments listed to earn that total number of points. Check the scoring guides to see how you will be graded. The emphasis is on what you learned, not how many papers you filled out.
You may leave papers in your folder in the tan brown file cabinet-drawer 1. I must sign your sheet verifying you earned the points listed.
On independent working days, you must be working. IF you finish early, you must be reading. You can defend up to three C-level assignments each day.
C level- 65 points is the MAX you can earn from this level (oral defense for points)
15 pts. Read textbook chapter 1 and answer study guide questions.
10 pts. Watch video on stress and tell me five things you learned.
15 pts. Read three magazine/newspaper articles and be able to summarize.
5 pts. Illustrate the three sides of total health. Date completed__________
15 pts. Lecture/notes-3 days (5 pts. daily) Day 1 _____ Day 2 _____ Day 3_____
10 pts. Audiotape of chapter-be prepared to answer questions.
10 pts. Vocabulary flash cards Date completed__________
10 pts. Keep a journal of your physical exercise for a week. Be able to tell how this
helps your total health. Date completed__________
10 pts. Write and recite a poem that shows an understanding of total health. Could be in
a language other than English. Date completed__________
10 pts. Complete the stress inventory. Research to find out how excessive stress affects
your total health. Come up with a plan to manage your stress.
5 pts. Complete your Health Habits Inventory (pg. 14 in text). Come up with a plan to
improve your health habits or establish several health goals.
B level- 15 points
Problem Solving Lab-must complete the lab sheet. Choose only one question to answer.
How do movies affect your stress level?
How do relaxation techniques relax you?
What factors cause the greatest amount of stress to adolescents?
How do adolescents deal with stress?
How does lack of sleep (sleep deprivation) affect total health?
A level- 20 points
Choose only one of these. You are to do some research and complete the documentation sheet.
Should drugs that cause you to be awake for long periods of time (speed, meth, etc.) be legalized?
Heredity or environment-Which one influences one's health more?
Should schools have more programs that deal with social and mental health?
Parental Signature (worth 5 points on C level)
40-55 points = D 71-85 = B
56-70 points = C 86-100 = A