Drugs, Acohol and Sexuality

West Haven Public Schools
​Unit Planning Organizer

Subject          Health

Grade             10

Unit                Decision about Drugs, Alcohol and Sexuality                                           

Pacing            20 Class Periods

Essential Question(s):

Why can decisions about Drugs, Alcohol and Sexuality sometime be difficult for some?

What types of birth control are available to teens and how does one make the best decision?

How does drugs or alcohol affect me now and in the future?

Big Idea(s):

Risky sexual, alcohol and/or drug behaviors can lead to unwanted outcomes that can affect one for a life time.

Many community resources are available as sources of information and help.

Gaining knowledge about a topic can help one make the best decision for one self.

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

H.1.11. Compare and contrast abstinence to other forms of contraception to reduce risks of disease/unintended pregnancy

H.3.1 Assess the importance of assuming responsibility for personal health behaviors.

H6.1 Demonstrate various strategies when making decisions to enhance health

H3.3 Distinguish between safe, risky or harmful behaviors affecting themselves and others in the community

H.1.7. Assess how public health policies and government regulations can influence health promotion and disease prevention

H.1.8. Analyze how research and medical advances can influence the prevention and control of health problems

 

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

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

Compare and Contrast Contraception

Responsibility of personal health

 

Strategies to make decisions

Distinguish between safe and risky

Public Health policies

 

Medical Health Resources to prevent health problems

 

 

 

 

Apply (What is best for me)

Analyze (Effect on self)

 

Evaluate (act on evaluation)

Evaluate (make the best choice)

Understand (Why is this a policy)

 

Remember (Why we need to prevent)

3

3-4

 

3

3

4

 

1

 

 

 

Assessments

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

Pre Test

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

Classroom Discussions

Presentation (ex: PowerPoint) Current Drug Project,

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

Post Test

 

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

Wemed.com

Health Textbook

Current Health Magazines

Charts, Diagrams, Posters

Videos/DVD

WHHS library

 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

 

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

Decision making

Pregnancy

Abstinence

Sperm

Contraception

Condom

The Pill

Female Condom

Cost Insurance

Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Crack cocaine, LSD, Ecstasy, Opium

Marijuana, Mushrooms, PCP

Alcohol, Beer, Wine, Liquor

SADD

Juno

Reflections

PowerPoint’s

Data from studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pacing Guide

 

Standard: H6.1 Demonstrate various strategies when making decisions to enhance health

Essential Question: Why can decisions about Drugs, Alcohol and Sexuality sometime be difficult for some?

Decision Making

Time Frame: 5 Days

 

Standard: H.1.11. Compare and contrast abstinence to other forms of contraception to reduce risks of disease/unintended pregnancy

Essential Question: What types of birth control are available to teens and how does one make the best decision?

 

Educated Sexuality

Time Frame: 5 Days

 

Standard: H.3.1 Assess the importance of assuming responsibility for personal health behaviors.

 

Essential Question: How does drugs or alcohol affect me now and in the future?

 

 

Understanding Drugs and Alcohol

Time Frame: 10 Days