Skokie School District 68
Old Orchard Junior High School - Encore Curriculum

Course name: Teen Health 8

Course Description: Teen Health 8 instructs students in a number of personal and social issues that are essential to being a well person. There are five principles that are stressed in every unit of study. The principles are:

  • Prevention is better than treatment!
  • Your health is made up of physical, mental and social well being.
  • Wellness is actively making positive choices.
  • Poor choices lead to negative consequences.
  • Living drug-free and practicing abstinence are essential for adolescent health.

Teen Health is taught using a variety of media and materials. Current videos are used to highlight content areas and provide insight. Technology is availed with all class handouts, assignments and resources being available with a dedicated website (www.timolson.com). Exams are created, modified and taken by students online using a web resource, Quiz Lab. (www.quizlab.com)

Course Length: 9 weeks (42-45 days)

 

Topics of Study (Click on a topic for detailed information)

 
Topic
Student
Objectives
# of
Lessons
Materials
Vocabulary
Wellness Review

As a result of learning the student will:

  • Evaluate the difference in health and wellness
  • Develop a person action plan for achieving wellness
  • Review healthy lifestyle factors
2
Teen Health textbook
Chapter 1
(pgs. 2-24)
Wellness
Total Health
Prevention
 
Topic
Student
Objectives
# of Lessons
Materials
Vocabulary
Non-Communicable Diseases

As a result of learning the student will:

  • List several noncommunicable diseases and the risk factors that lead to disease.
  • Describe the main types of heart disease and evaluate their personal risk.
  • Describe the main types of cancer and methods of prevention.
  • Describe the warning signs for cancer.


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Teen Health textbook
Chapter 13
(pgs. 361-387)
chronic
stroke
heart attack
hypertension
atherosclerosis
arteriosclerosis
angioplasty
cancer
tumor
benign
malignant
carcinogen
radiation therapy
chemotherapy
allergy
allergen
pollen
histamines
asthma
brochodialator
arthritis
rheumatoid arthritis
osteoarthritis
diabetes type 1
diabetes type 2
insulin
Alzheimer's disease


 
Topic
Student
Objectives
# of Lessons
Materials
Vocabulary
Communicable Diseases

As a result of learning the student will:

  • List the most common communicable diseases and their symptoms.
  • Evaluate their personal risk for contracting a disease.
  • Consider the historical role of medicine in treating disease.
  • Project future problems in light of mutations, new disease and resistant strains of diseases.
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Teen Health textbook
Chapter 12

(pgs. 330-339)


birth control
disease
communicable disease
germ
infection
virus
bacteria
fungi
protozoa
immune system
lymphatic system
lymphocytes
antigens
antibodies
immunity
vaccine
influenza
mononucleosis
hepatitis
tuberculosis
contagious period
STD
chlamydia
gonorrhea
genital herpes
human papiloma virus
AIDS
HIV
emerging diseases
ebola
hanta virus
flesh eating bacteria
influenza
epidemic
pandemic

 



Topic
Student
Objectives
# of Lessons
Materials
Vocabulary
Illicit Drugs of Abuse

  • Define and give examples of stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, and inhalants.
  • List five or more reasons to be drug-free.
5
Teen Health textbook
Chapter 11
Lesson 2
(pgs.296-306)

stimulants
hallucinogens
inhalants
depressants
marijuana
tobacco
PCP
club drugs