Camden Hills Regional High School

Home of the Windjammers

Mr. Hart
Room 322 - Period

COURSE TITLE: Health Education




The Health Education program has been designed to incorporate six general concepts into a comprehensive, and sequential wellness program.  They consist of the individual’s physical, mental, social, spiritual, intellectual, and the environmental aspects.

These main concepts are the key foundations of each unit that is address throughout the semester.  The main goal of the department is to address the “whole” student through a variety of subject areas, and to provide a strong knowledge and skill base. The secondary goal of the health course attempts to address the student’s personal foundation.  Through a series of community service initiatives, one on one student / adult interviews, world health problem solving, peer sharing, and encouraging personal responsibility this department drives to strengthened each and every student.  Besides the subject areas that are health related, the instructor would also address current health research, new discoveries, current daily events, and literature on alternative views in the health field.  This course is a one semester, ½ credit [.5] course, which is completed during the student’s freshman or sophomore year.  This is currently the only health requirement for graduation. 


REQUIRED PROFICIENCIES: (Must be met with at least 70% proficiency)



  • Investigate the impact of health choices and behaviors on personal, family, and community wellness.
  • Investigate what wellness is in a contemporary society.
  • Reflect on the historical cycle of health: past, present, and future.
  • Design a personal understanding of wellness, and an individual lifestyle.
  • Use health data to make predictions about wellness and recommend behavior changes to improve lifelong wellness.
  • Debate the social and ethical implications of the use of technology and medical advances to support wellness.
  • Recommend behaviors to enhance and support the optimal functioning of body systems.
  • Predict the impact of heredity and genetics on human growth and development.
  • Analyze the availability and effectiveness of current and emerging diagnostic and treatment modalities for various diseases and health conditions.
  • Discuss the relationship between signals and symptoms of disease and the functioning of the body's immune system.
  • Demonstrate character based on core ethical values.
  • Analyze how role models, and the core ethical values they represent, influence society.


World Health

  • Investigate health issues and their impact in areas around the world.
  • Analyze the impact and cost to address specific health issues.
  • Describe solutions to eradicate the health concerns through program development.
  • Predict the short and long term outcomes of the projects presented.

Stress management

  • Describe the impact the personality type has on predicting the long and short-term effects of stress on health, and lifestyle.
  • Evaluate lifestyle choices on handling stress.
  • Investigate the cause and effect stress has on the health of the individual.
  • Compare and contrast the lifestyle activities that help in embracing everyday stress.
  • Investigate the benefits that stress has on an individual.

Mental health

  • Investigate the impact of mental illness on personal, family, and community wellness.
  • Discuss psychological principles and theories of personality development.
  • Analyze the impact of physical development, social norms and expectations, self-esteem, and perceived vulnerability on adolescent social and emotional growth and behavior.
  • Predict the consequences of conflict, harassment, bullying, and violence on individuals, families, and the community.
  • Predict how a family might cope with crisis or change and suggest ways to restore family balance and function.
  • Discuss the impact of mental health, stress, chemicals, and self-injury on the individual, friends, and family.
  • Assess and evaluate the factors that may influence self-injury.
  • Develop safety strategies to help address and prevent suicide amongst family, and friends.


  • Understand the role of nutrition in health.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of dietary guidelines and nutrition objectives.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Daily Food Guide's definition of serving sizes and daily intake amounts.
  • Understand the role that nutrition plays in disease prevention, obesity, physical fitness, and pregnancy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of recommended guidelines for dietary intakes.
  • Apply nutrition science to issues such as nutrition quackery, food safety, heart disease, diabetes, obesity prevention, eating disorders, and pregnancy.
  • Select a nutritionally adequate diet by use of labels, food pyramids, guidelines and RDA (recommended dietary intakes).

Physical Fitness

  • Predict the short- and long-term physical, social, and emotional benefits and potential problems associated with regular physical activity.
  • Summarize the causes, influences, and responses of body systems during exercise.
  • Describe how preventive healthcare, physiological monitoring, hydration, a safe environment, and exercising with a partner contribute to safe fitness activities.
  • Develop and implement a training program to maximize health benefits and prevent exercise-related injuries and illnesses.
  • Apply training principles to establish a progression of activity that will improve each component of fitness and justify the use of each principle.


  • Plan, implement, and evaluate activities to benefit a health organization, cause or issue.
  • Assess community awareness and understanding about a local, state, national, or international health issue.
  • Compare and contrast health insurance and reimbursement plans.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate activities to benefit a health organization, cause or issue.
  • Assess community awareness and understanding about a local, state, national, or international health issue.
  • Compare and contrast health insurance and reimbursement plans.

Chemical health

  • Investigate tobacco use as a contributing or causative factor in the incidence of cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and other lung diseases, and stroke.
  • Assess the impact of passive smoke on the health of children, individuals with allergies and asthma, and nonsmokers and describe initiatives created to lessen the impact.
  • Summarize the impact of alcohol use and abuse on body systems and organs including the cardiovascular system, the liver, the reproductive system, and the immune system.
  • Predict the physical, behavioral, and legal impacts of commonly abused substances, such as marijuana, inhalants, anabolic steroids, and party drugs.
  • Investigate the relationship between injected drug use and the incidence of diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.
  • Compare and contrast the physical, social, and emotional indicators of possible substance abuse.
  • Compare and contrast the physical and psychological stages of dependency.
  • Evaluate factors that support an individual to quit using substances.
  • Predict the short- and long-term impacts of substance abuse on the individual, the family, the community, and society.
  • Teach others how to use communication skills, including refusal, negotiation, and assertiveness.
  • Demonstrate and evaluate the use of decision making skills
  • Analyze the use of ethics and personal values when making decisions.
  • Critique significant health decisions and debate the choices made.

Safety / first aid

  • Students will learn the skills to assist with adult, child, and infant rescue breathing
  • Learn and apply basic first aid skills
  • Understand and be able to stop conscious and unconscious choking
  • Develop personal protection strategies to reduce the incidence of injuries and evaluate their effectiveness
  • Describe and demonstrate first aid procedures, including Basic Life Support and automatic external defibrillation, caring for bone and joint emergencies, caring for cold and heat injuries, and responding to medical emergencies.
  • Discuss how alcohol use contributes to injuries such as falls and motor vehicle crashes.


Interpersonal relations

  • Understand the development of a fetus from conception to birth.
  • Assess the importance of prenatal care of both the mother and child.
  • Discuss the physical and biological aspect of the male and female anatomy.
  • Investigate the importance of reproductive self-care
  • Investigate and debate the components of a healthy relationship.
  • Understand the importance of communication in relationships.
  • Employ strategies to improve communication and listening skills and assess their effectiveness
  • Teach others how to use communication skills, including refusal, negotiation, and assertiveness.
  • Employ strategies to improve communication and listening skills and assess their effectiveness.
  • Discuss intimacy in our relationships and society.
  • Compare and contrast the various methods of contraceptive, and the health concerns of each.
  • Describe and discuss the dangers in unhealthy and violent relationships.
  • Describe and present ways to gain support when there is violence.
  • Describe and demonstrate ways to protect against sexual assault and discuss what to do if sexually assaulted.
Grading Policy: