Suggested Syllabus for Health Credit

By request, here is a suggested syllabus for Health credit to accompany 7Sisters High School Health for the Whole Person.

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Suggested Syllabus for Health Credit

7Sisters’ High School Health for the Whole Person gives a Christian-worldview, spirit, soul and body look at health for teens. In our popular no-busywork, level-able style, teens will actually be able to enjoy their required Health credits, and do so in a way that makes their transcript look great!

Very often our 7th Sisters ask for a syllabus for our courses (there’s 6 of us, so who’s our 7th Sister? YOU are!). Syllabi are nice because they help teens become independent learners. That makes everyone’s life better! So we are providing you a suggested syllabus for Health.

However, we are want to make sure that everyone remembers: There’s not ONE right way to homeschool high school. AND there’s not ONE right way to create a syllabus. You can use this sample syllabus as a framework to develop one that fits your family’s needs.

Suggested Syllabus for High School Health for the Whole Person

This 1 credit, 30-32 week course is broken into 2 sections: Physical Health, Mental and Emotional Health.

Text

High School Health for the Whole Person- 7SistersHomeschool.com

Purpose of the course

This homeschool high school Health course is designed to give teens a life-skills course that helps them develop an understanding of healthy lifestyle: physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually. The course covers the topics needed for a full credit of Health for the homeschool transcript at an average high school level. There are instructions for leveling up to a college-prep or rigorous honors-level credit. This leveling up is presented to the teen as meaningful choices of reading, study or activities that give them the right to name this as a powerful honors-level credit.

Topics covered in High School Health for the Whole Person

The topics covered in the thirty chapters of this high school Health text include :

Part I:  Physical Health

  • Chapter 1: The Five Senses
  • Chapter 2: Disorders of the Five Senses
  • Chapter 3: Skin
  • Chapter 4: Skin Disorders
  • Chapter 5: Musculoskeletal System
  • Chapter 6: Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Chapter 7: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
  • Chapter 8: Disorders of the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
  • Chapter 9: Nervous System
  • Chapter 10: Disorders of the Nervous System Disorders
  • Chapter 11: Digestive & Urinary Systems
  • Chapter 12: Disorders of the Digestive & Urinary Systems
  • Chapter 13: Nutrition
  • Chapter 14: Disorders of Insufficient Nutrition
  • Chapter 15: Lymphatic & Immune Systems
  • Chapter 16: Disorders of the Lymphatic & Immune Systems
  • Chapter 17: Reproductive System
  • Chapter 18: Disorders of the Reproductive System
  • Chapter 19: Fetal Development & Childbirth
  • Chapter 20: Complications in Fetal Development & Childbirth
  • Chapter 21: Health Benefits of Exercise

Part II — Mental and Emotional Health

  • Chapter 1: The Brain
  • Chapter 2: Disorders of Brain Function
  • Chapter 3: Emotional Wellness
  • Chapter 4: Emotional and Mental Health Problems
  • Chapter 5: Emotional & Mental Health Problems: Help & Treatment
  • Chapter 6: Emotional and Mental Self-Care
  • Chapter 7: Self & Social Awareness for Health & Safety
  • Chapter 8: Healthy Relationships
  • Chapter 9: Caffeine, Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs

This text includes:

  • tests
  • answer key

Be sure to give the tests and answer key to your parent or co-op teacher.

There are also instructions on how to make the course 1 credit average high school, college prep, advanced or honors levels.

Take a look at the introduction to your textbook. It has information to help you determine which level you would like to achieve (high school, college prep, advanced, honors). You will do this work after the course ends and during the winter break, but it is good to have it in mind during the semester. I (parent or teacher) will consult with you in on ways to “level-up”.

Grading Scale (adjust to your needs):

  • Attendance 10% (if in co-op or group class)
  • Class Participation 40% (For co-op:this includes passing around homework,- so you must keep homework current to get a good participation grade. For individual: this includes attitude and timeliness of assignments)
  • Assignments 50% (must be neatly written and stapled-if text is printed out, or neatly typed in the editable text; and handed in according to syllabus)
  • Papers (if leveling up, must be neatly done, stapled together, and handed in according to syllabus)

Due Dates for Projects (to Level Up from Average to College Prep, Advanced or Honors. Add dates):

Test Dates (add dates):

Weekly Assignments:

Part I:  Physical Health

  • Week One: Chapter 1: The Five Senses
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 1. Answer questions.
  • Week Two: Chapter 2: Disorders of the Five Senses
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 2. Answer questions.
    • Take Test 1.
  • Week Three: Chapter 3: Skin
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 3. Answer questions.
  • Week Four: Chapter 4: Skin Disorders
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 4. Answer questions.
    • Take Test 2.
  • Week Five: Chapter 5: Musculoskeletal System
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 5. Answer questions.
  • Week Six: Chapter 6: Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 6. Answer questions.
    • Take Test 3.
  • Week Seven: Chapter 7: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 7. Answer questions.
  • Week Eight: Chapter 8: Disorders of the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 8. Answer questions.
    • Take Test 4.
  • Week Nine: Chapter 9: Nervous System
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 9. Answer questions.
  • Week Ten: Chapter 10: Disorders of the Nervous System Disorders
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 10. Answer questions.
    • Take Test 5.
  • Week Eleven: Chapter 11: Digestive & Urinary Systems 
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 11. Answer questions.
  • Week Twelve: Chapter 12: Disorders of the Digestive & Urinary Systems
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 12. Answer questions.
    • Take Test 6.
  • Week Thirteen: Chapter 13: Nutrition
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 13. Answer questions.
  • Week Fourteen: Chapter 14: Disorders of Insufficient Nutrition
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 14. Answer questions.
    • Take Test 7.
  • Week Fifteen: Chapter 15: Lymphatic & Immune Systems
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 15. Answer questions.
  • Week Sixteen: Chapter 16: Disorders of the Lymphatic & Immune Systems
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 16. Answer questions.
    • Take Test 8.
  • Week Seventeen: Chapter 17: Reproductive System
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 17. Answer questions.
  • Week Eighteen: Chapter 18: Disorders of the Reproductive System
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 18. Answer questions.
    • Take Test 9.
  • Week Nineteen: Chapter 19: Fetal Development & Childbirth
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 19. Answer questions.
  • Week Twenty: Chapter 20: Complications in Fetal Development & Childbirth
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 20. Answer questions.
    • Take Test 10.
  • Week Twenty-one: Chapter 21: Health Benefits of Exercises
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 21. Answer questions.
    • Take Test 11.

Part II — Mental and Emotional Health

  • Week Twenty-two: Chapter 1: The Brain
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 1. Answer questions.
  • Week Twenty-three: Chapter 2: Disorders of Brain Function
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 2. Answer questions.
    • Take Test 1.
  • Week Twenty-four: Chapter 3: Emotional Wellness
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 3. Answer questions.
  • Week Twenty-five: Chapter 4: What Can Go Wrong with Emotional Health
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 4. Answer questions.
    • Take Test 2.
  • Week Twenty-six: Chapter 5: Emotional & Mental Health Problems:  Help & Treatment
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 5. Answer questions.
  • Week Twenty-seven: Chapter 6: Emotional & Mental Self-Care
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 6. Answer questions.
    • Take Test 3.
  • Week Twenty-eight: Chapter 7: Self & Social Awareness for Emotional and Mental Health
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 7. Answer questions.
  • Week Twenty-nine: Chapter 8: Healthy Relationships
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 8. Answer questions.
    • Take Test 4.
  • Week Thirty: Chapter 9: Caffeine, Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs
    • Homework: Read Introduction and Chapter 9. Answer questions.
    • Take Test 5.
  • Weeks Thirty, Thirty-one and Thirty-two: Complete leveling-up activities from the text if you are working on a more rigorous credit.

There’s a downloadable pdf of this syllabus at this link.

Suggested Syllabus for Health Credit

 

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