Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Term(s): Full Year
Grade Level 10, 11, 12
Three and a half years of Physical Education are required along with
one semester of Health for graduation. The physical education
curriculum includes one semester of health for which one (1) credit
is received. Seven semesters of physical education are required for
Physical education classes are co-educational except for contact sports. Activities include physical fitness and individual and team sports. Classes are team-taught to make the best use of staff, facilities, and equipment.
It is highly recommended for all athletes to enroll in Athletic Physical Education. This class will focus on strength training and fitness year round.
Health class at Kewanee High School focuses on the
main three areas of health: mental health, social health and
Prentice Hall--Health: Skills for Wellness is the instructional book that will guide our students to understand how to become and stay healthy. Our book is geared to help students understand the responsibility of behavior patterns that will affect their health throughout their lives.
Stressing health choices and decision making, the students will develop the skills to weigh options, make responsible decisions, and develop behaviors that promote healthy lifestyle! The ability to assess our attitudes and behavior patterns, and understand their impact on our communities and our own well-being will also be stressed.
Some of the units that we will be covering deal with: Mental Health, Social Health, Human Development, Nutrition and Fitness, Substance Abuse, Environmental and Community Health, and Safety and First Aid.
Course Outline (Tenative)
Chapter 1 Healthy Choices
Chapter 2 Personality and Self-Esteem
Chapter 4 Mental Disorders and Suicide
Chapter 6 Building Healthy Relationships
Chapter 7 Preventing Violence
Chapter 8 Reproduction and Heredity
Chapter 9 Pregnancy and Birth
Chapter 12 Food and Nutrition
Chapter 16 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Health
Chapter 17 Exercise, Rest and Recreation
Chapter 19, 20 Alcohol and Tobacco
Chapter 23 STD's