High School Health Education Term 1 Semester: Best-Selling Health Curriculum
High School Health Education Term 1 Semester: Best-Selling Health Curriculum
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TPT's “#1 Best-Selling Full Semester/Year High School Health Curriculum” is now being offered with more flexibility!!
The curriculum is now available in three formats: the original full-semester/year program, as well as separate semester programs for Term 1 and Term 2.
This “Term 1 High School Health Program,” strives to give teens the tools to make positive choices and find success in life, even in the face of overcoming personal hardships and pressures in the complex changing world we live in!
It also provides educators with the flexibility to align their curriculum with the needs of their own goals, standards, and students.
★ Interested in checking out and purchasing the “2nd Semester High School Health Term”? Please click this link.
★ Interested in checking out and purchasing the “Full Semester/Year High School Health Curriculum” for a full-year discounted rate, please click this link.
★ Have you purchased a semester term, but notice an additional unit that is included in the other semester term curriculum that you are interested in? No need to worry, our units are sold a la carte and can be found here.
Highlights & Units Included:
Each of our 1 & 2 semester terms curriculum include our two top-selling units: Nutrition & Sexual Education.
Each term is designed in balance, to give students necessary tools to maximize their life decisions & experiences.
This semester term includes the following units:
Begin a Term Unit
Conflict Resolution Unit
Mental Health Unit (Part 1 and 2)
Cultural Diversity Unit
Body Systems Unit
Sexual Education Unit
Environmental Health Unit
>> Integrated Skills Based, Content Based / Knowledge Based. The best of both worlds.
>> Meets all HS National Health Education Standards.
>> Meets all HS Technical Subjects Health Common Core Standards.
>> Meets all Washington State’s rigorous Health Education Standards.
>> Also aligned to New York Dept. of Education Commencement HS Health Standards to demonstrate how our standards will likely meet your state standards.
>>Fact and Evidence based. Meets all 15 “Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum” set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This is an editable Word and PowerPoint "For Print" curriculum AND also "Online" on Google Drive.
Why Purchase this resource:
Created by a National Board Certified Health teacher of 19 years.
Several fun Google Forms "Escape Rooms" are included!
Compatible with Microsoft platforms.
Step-by-step instructional video.
What Buyers are saying:
"You have created the best overall set of teaching lessons I have seen in 22 years of teaching! I don't need to "reinvent the wheel."
"One of the best products I have invested in…well worth the price and then some."
"LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. So creative. So engaging. This is AWESOME.”
"This resource has been an absolute lifesaver! It makes up my entire curriculum, and it has made life so easy and made teaching health so fun."
You saved my life, I was bored to tears teaching Health. Now it's my favorite class!"
Facts You Should Know:
All future updates on this curriculum (new lessons and activities) are FREE.
Documents and PowerPoints are editable - docs are included in both Word and PDF formats.
Note: This program specifically meets high school level standards aligned to the 9th/10th grade Standards. This program is ideal for 9th and 10th grade students, and it has also worked well for 11th and 12th grade students who have not completed their required Health credit.
Day 1: INTRODUCTION TO UNIT AND ★NEW!★ HARVARD HEALTHY EATING PLATE:
Diet advertising in our global market
How to discern myths and untruths in diet ads!
"How Healthy Are You Eating" survey
5 reasons so many people are overweight
Portion sizes compared to 1950's!
★NEW! Harvard Healthy Eating Plate
Day 2 + 3: ★NEW! HOW NUTRITION AFFECTS THE BODY CLASS ART PROJECT:
Bring life-sized examples of nutritional consequences right into your classroom!
Each student will be assigned a body part (life size template included!)
Students will use the worksheet with links provided to research the way an issue impacts their body part.
Class will end up with one "Positive" and one "Negative" body example of how nutrition impacts our bodies!
"Drinking Water Extra Credit" program!
Day 4: CALORIE AWARENESS:
Understanding how calories on a food label relate to suggested daily total
♦Formula- Calories needed per day chart (according to age, gender, and activity level) From U.S.D.A. guidelines
"Calorie Awareness Worksheet" Help a boys named Marcus eat healthier!
Students will start to use the "Harvard Healthy Plate Worksheet" to record their own personal formula totals!
MYPLATE OPTIONAL: Because I'm now using the "Harvard Healthy Eating Plate," I have the MyPlate activities as optional, but they include worksheets, activities, personalized plate, and quiz! (See Preview for more)
Day 5: UNDERSTANDING FAT AND FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS:
-Healthy fats -vs- unhealthy fats. (Trans and Saturated Fats)
♦Formula- How many fat grams should I eat per day?
-Fast food restaurants: Analyzing calories and fat.
Are there any healthy choices for me at fast food restaurants?
Start the "Fast Food Restaurant Posters"
Day 6: CARBOHYDRATES AND SUGAR:
All about fat and sugar!
♦Formula- How many carbohydrates do I need per day?
♦Formula- What should my grams limit on sugar be per day?
♦Formula- What should my calorie limit on sugar be per day?
Analyzing food labels to know if a product is "healthy"
Fun “Fat and Sugar Experiment Lesson": Measure Crisco and sugar into baggies!
Reflection to personalize
"Fat and Sugar Homework"
Day 7: CHOLESTEROL and MORE ON CARBOHYDRATES:
Carbohydrates: the healthy (whole grains) and the unhealthy (sugar and white flour)
What is cholesterol?
♦Formula- How much cholesterol do I need?
Day 8: MEDIA LITERACY READING FOOD LABELS:
Media literacy and grocery store manipulation
“Food Label Reading Worksheet” and activity ★New U.S.D.A food labels!
"Interactive Food Label Activity"
Food label reading video
Day 9: FOOD LABEL SCAVENGER HUNTS:
- "Food Label Scavenger Hunt" (NEW!! Now on Google Drive to save paper!)
- "Food Label Scramble"
- Both of these activities have students walking around the room reading food labels
Day 10: IRON, PROTEIN, SODIUM, FOOD RECORDS, CALCIUM:
♦Formula- Protein: How much do I need?
What does protein do for the body?
Should I take a protein supplement?
"Building Muscle Brochure"
♦Formula- Iron, sodium, and sodium: Their importance and how much do I need of each?
The importance of calcium for teens
♦Formula- "‘How Much Calcium do I Need Daily?’ Worksheet"
Day 11: DANGER OF ENERGY DRINKS:
“The Dangers of Energy Drinks” Activity
"Athletes and Energy Drinks" article
Energy drink dangers videos
Day 12: CANCER, FAMILY MEDICAL HISTORY, EXERCISE:
Cancer warning signs"
"Dear 16-Year Old Me" Video
“Family Medical History Homework"
Why is exercise important?
Exercise video and review sheet
How many calories will I burn during different types of exercise?
Longevity and goal setting
Day 13: EATING HEALTHY FOR LIFE!:
“Eating Healthy for Life Survey” and goal-setting
Habits, the brain, and eating
Fun Doodle Notes Goal Setting Activity! (Templates provided!)
Day 14: UNHEALTHY EATING AND EATING DISORDERS
Understanding eating disorders
“Eating Disorders Self-Survey”
"Emotions and Eating Survey"
Understanding the symptoms of anorexia and bulimia.
Eating disorders videos choices
Day 15: IMPROVING BODY IMAGE
The importance of positive body image
Analyzing media's false messages
Improving body image videos
"Body Image Brochure"
"Real Models Without Their Make-Up Presentation!"
"Love What's Good, Change What You Could" Activity
Cube art project
Day 16 + 17: ANALYZING FAD DIETS, NUTRITION GAME REVIEW
In this amazing “Is This Diet Healthy?” activity students will learn 10 questions to ask to see if a diet is healthy or not. For the rest of their lives your students will have the skills to determine if a diet is healthy! They will be able to analyze the “Best” diets on this list and see how they measure up to this worksheet based on the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Nutrition standards!
"Is This Diet Healthy?" Lesson with PowerPoint and student share out
Top Healthiest Diets Website
Why many Diets DON’T work
Why a diet needs to be a "diet for life"
Unhealthy habits and how to successfully lose or gain weight.
DAY 18: PERSONAL HEALTH HABITS
"Where is Your Health?" personal food habits survey with 60 questions!
Acronym art activity
Personal Health Assessment
Day 19: NUTRITION UNIT ASSESSMENT GAME REVIEW
Unit Assessment Review Handout
Fun "Nutrition Unit Assessment Board Game"
Optional: I couldn't resist! I also included a fun "Nutrition Card Game" to help review for the test as well!
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