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Friday, January 30th

Happy BLUE Friday! Go Hawks!

Today we began class by discussing the health-related advertisments that students brought to class today. We focused on thinking about what types of ad appeals were used, and if we thought the ads were effective. We then began working through lesson 5 and discussing effective communication strategies. We watched the TED Talk "Connected but Alone" which dicussed how even though technology keeps us so connected, many people often feel very isolated becuase of technology. Homework for the weekend is to answer the TED TALK DISCUSSION QUESTIONS AND LESSON 5 STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS. Don't forget there will be a reading quiz on lesson 5 to start class on Monday!


Link to TED TALK

Posted on 01/30 at 12:38 PM in Health ;

Thursday, January 29th

Today we began class by talking through the web scorecard activity from Wednesday. We then continued thinking about where we get health related information, and the factors that influence our health the most. We worked our way through LESSON 4: ANALYZING INFLUENCES ON HEALTH by completing the LESSON 4 WS. This worksheet is due when you get to class on Friday.

Commercials viewed in class:




Posted on 01/29 at 11:59 AM in Health ;

Wednesday, January 28th

Today in class we began talking about where we get health related information, thinking specifically about how to find credible sources on the internet. In order to do this we completed the WEB SCORECARD ACTIVITY and and found answers to both of the case studies from the activity.

Reminder! If you have not already had your parent/guardian sign the syllabus don't forget to do so (and bring it to class) by Friday!

Posted on 01/29 at 11:54 AM in Health ;

Welcome to Second Semester Health (Tuesday, Jan 27th)

Hard to believe the second semester is already here! Please get in the habit of checking the website regularaly, as I will update it daily. This is a great tool to use if you were absent, and would like to get the work that was missed.

Today we began class by going through the COURSE SYLLABUS. Please share with your parent or guardian and return the last page by Friday, January 30th. As I shared with students in class today, it is essential to get off on the right foot at the beginning of the semester! Students who have the greatest success in Family Health are those who pay attention in class and get their homework done on time. And, not surprisingly, these two traits tend to translate to doing well on tests and quizzes.

Work for Today:


After going through the syllabus, we dove right in and began thinking about what it means to take responsibility for your health. Please have the LESSON 1 WORKSHEET completed by the time you get to class tomorrow. (TEXTBOOK READING - LESSON 1)



Posted on 01/27 at 08:40 AM in Health ;

Unit 11/ Final Exam Study Guide

Hard to believe finals are already upon us! PLease see below for more details.

Please see the UNIT 11/FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE for information that will be on the final test of the semester. Be aware that this exam will be weighted the same as the other exams we have had throughout the semester, and will NOT be a cumulative exam. Students will be allowed to use 1 3x5 handwritten note card on the exam. The exam will take place during the block periods on Wednesday, January 21st and Thursday, January 22nd.

Although all of the lessons listed in the study guide will be on the exam, the majority of the exam will cover lessons 69 and 70 from the textbook that deal with injuries, CPR, and first aid. I would highly recommend using the study guides at the end of these sections as a study tool.

Note about missing/late work! If you still have outstanding work, test, or quizzes that need to be handed in the last day to do so is Tuesday, January 20th! No work will be accepted after this time!

Posted on 01/15 at 03:42 PM in Health ;
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