Overview Health Education provides the basis for continued methods of developing knowledge, concepts, skills, behaviors and well being. This class includes the major content areas in the comprehensive health education curriculum as expressed in the Georgia Health Education Standards. Students are provided with opportunities to explore the effect of health behaviors on an individual’s quality of life. This class assists students in understanding that health is a lifetime commitment by analyzing individual factors and health decisions that promote health and prevent disease. Students are also encouraged to assume individual responsibility for becoming competent health consumers. A variety of instructional strategies will consist of power point presentations, video clips, class discussions and computer exploration. This will allow students to make choices that will enhance their health and further develop health literacy.
Units of Study Physical Health, Social Health, Mental and Emotional Health, Nutrition, Body Systems, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. This class will address behaviors that result in intentional and unintentional injury and encourage students to make healthy choices for their overall health.
Classroom Expectations: Our classroom is a place of learning; Students are to conduct themselves in a respectful manner at all times. There will be no use of Profanity or criticizing/ insulting others. All students are expected to come to class prepared. Each student should have their own pen/pencil and binder with paper. Students are expected to do everything possible to be successful.
Materials Needed: 3 ring binder with loose leaf paper inside pencils (daily use) color pencils/markers glue sticks(I will advise when this item is needed)
No food or drinks in the classroom, except for water No Electronic Devices cell phones, ipods, and other personal electronic devices are not permitted in class. All electronic devices should be left in the students main locker. If an electronic device is out during class the student will first receive detention. The second time the device is out the student will receive a written referral. There will be NO warnings given.
No Passes Class time is valuable. We only have 50 minutes of class each day. All students should use passing time, break time, before and after lunch to use the bathroom and get water.
Attendance/Tardy Policies Students should be in class daily. Students should not miss health class because they are "helping" other teachers. This is not acceptable and will be recorded as an absence in class. Students need to be in class when the bell rings. Class will begin at the bell. If the student is late to class, they will adhere to the tardy policy below. Tardy Policy 1st- warning 2nd- call/email home 3rd- detention 4th-written referral to grade level principal
Late work will not be accepted Notes given in class must be in the students binder. If a student is absent, it is the students responsibility to get his/her class notes from a classmate upon his/her return. All classwork must be completed within 48 hours of the students return to class. If the student is absent on the day of a test or project, the test/project will be due at the start of the next class period. If the student does not turn in the project or take the test upon their return, they will earn a grade of zero. All classwork assignments and projects can be found on this webpage. If a student is absent and has any questions please Email me at Lakia_A_Morton@dekalbschoolsga.org.
Binder Grade All essential questions, papers, tests, and handouts should be placed in the students binder into the appropriate sections, in the appropriate order. Binders will be stored in the classroom. All students may take their binders home at anytime to study or complete assignments. Binder grades will be given every three weeks.
Class Evaluation and Assessment Students are expected to participate in class activities. Grades breakdown for Report Cards