Mental and Social Health

West Haven Public Schools
Unit Planning Organizer

Subject          Health

Grade             10

Unit                Mental/Social Health                                                                      

Pacing            20 Class Periods

Essential Question(s):

Why are parents concerned about their children having responsible relationships with people in our community?

If you or one of your friends had mental health issues, with whom or where would you seek help?

Big Idea(s):

Practicing effective communication skills leads to healthy family and peer relationships

Listening and reacting to others can help prevent mental or social problems

CT State Standards ( “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards”)

H.1.2 Describe the interrelationship of mental, emotional, social and physical health throughout adulthood

H.4.1 Analyze how family and cultural diversity enriches and affects personal behaviors

H.5.1 Compare and contrast skills for communicating effectively with family, peers and others

H.5.6 Prioritize and demonstrate strategies for maintaining healthy relationships and solving interpersonal conflicts

H.5.4 Analyze situations and demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants and feelings

H.5.5 Demonstrate care, empathy, respect and responsibility for others without bias, abuse, discrimination or harassment based on , but not limited to, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital status, mental retardation, mental disorder and learning and/or physical disability

H.5.9. Demonstrate strategies used to prevent, manage and resolve conflict in healthy ways and identify adults and peers and community resources that might assist, when appropriate

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts (Need to Know)

Skills (Able to Do)

BL

Mental, emotional, social relationships

Family, cultural diversity, personal health behaviors

Family and peer communication skills

Strategies in relationships and conflicts

 

 

Mental/Social Health Concepts

 

 

Understand (effect on self)

Analyze (how enriches and effects)

 

Compare and Contrast (skills)

Prioritize, demonstrate, solve (strategies and conflicts)

 

Understand (mental/social health concepts)

 

3

4

 

3

2,3

 

 

2

 

 

 

Assessments

Common Formative Pre- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

Pre Test Mental/ Social Health

“Dipsticks” (Informal Progress Monitoring Checks): Short checks for understanding aligned toward post assessment.

Classroom Discussions

Common Issues and Support Stories

Presentation (ex: PowerPoint)

Common Formative Post- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

Post Test Mental / Social Health

 

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

Everydayhealth.com, Dvds, Wikipedia.org, Current health 2 magazines, Webmd.com, Who needs sleep? Video, Health textbook, WHHS library, Milford Rape Crisis Center

 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

 

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

Common Core

Sexual assault, date rape,

Victim, perpetrator, personal injury Anger, Fear, Phobias, Stress, Self esteem, Goals, Values, Character traits, Passive, Aggressive, Assertive, Body language, Eye contact, Depression, Suicide, Grief, Respect, Infatuation, Love

Abusive relationship

Guest Speaker from rape and crisis Center of Milford

Juno Movie

Reflect and discuss Real Life stories

Reflections

PowerPoint’s

Data from studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pacing Guide

 

Standard: H.1.2 Describe the interrelationship of mental, emotional, social and physical health throughout adulthood

Essential Question: Why are parents concerned about their children having responsible relationships with people in our community?

 

Social Health

Time Frame:  Days 10

 

Standard: H.5.1 Compare and contrast skills for communicating effectively with family, peers and others

 

 

Essential Question: If you or one of your friends had mental health issues, with whom or where would you seek help?

 

Mental Health

Time Frame:  Days 10