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  • General

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    Welcome to 7th Grade Wellness Class!

    Mrs. Overly

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    Our course will provide you with a foundation for healthful living and personal effectiveness for making choices towards a healthy life, both now and in the future.

  • Topic 1

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    UNIT ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

    How will wellness and your decisions directly affect your health, both now and in the future?


    KEY VOCABULARY:

    wellness; health triangle; physical health; mental health; social health; balanced triangle; decisions; consequences; responsibility

    • Topic 2

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      Unit Essential Question:

      How does being physically active on a regular basis improve the quality of your life?



      Key Vocabulary:

      physical fitness; physical activity; aerobic exercise; anaerobic exericise; flexibility; muscle strength; muscle endurance; cardiovascular endurance; resting heart rate; maximum heart rate; target heart rate; intensity; warmup; cool down

      • Topic 3

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        Unit Essential Question:

        How do you maintain a daily healthy diet?



        Key Vocabulary:

        Food Guide Pyramid, Fat, Protein, Carbohydrate, Mineral, Vitamin, Water, Nutrients, Food label, Serving size, Daily value, Fast food, Calorie intake, Calorie output, Eating disorders, Bulimia, Anorexia, Fad diet

      • Topic 4

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        UNIT ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

        How does tobacco affect you physically, mentally and socially?



        KEY VOCABULARY:

        nicotine; stimulant drug; tar; peer pressure; carbon monoxide; chewing tobacco; snuff;respiratory disease; cancer; heart disease; addiction; mainstream smoke; environmental smoke (2nd hand or sidestream); quitting; crossroads of life (decisions); money

        • Topic 5

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          UNIT ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

          How can alcohol affect you physically, mentally and socially?




          KEY VOCABULARY:

          alcohol; legal age = 21; depressant drug; absorption rate; liver; oxidation; detoxify; DUI; alcoholism; alcoholic; tolerance; binge drinking; alcohol poisoning; substance abuse; ethyl alcohol; BAC; impaired; .08% and .02%; proof (% alcohol); alcoholics anoymous (AA); Ala-teen; Ala-non; fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)

        • Topic 6

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          UNIT ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

          How do drugs affect you physically, mentally and socially?





          KEY VOCABULARY:

          stimulant; depressant; prescription drug; over the counter drug (OTC); marijuana; gateway drug; THC; club drugs; date rape drug; Rohypnol and GHB; illegal substance; addiction; drug use; drug misuse; drug abuse; tolerance; withdrawal; choices/decisions; positive/negative peer pressure; inhalants; huffing; sniffing; sudden sniffing death (SSD)

          • Topic 7

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            UNIT ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

            How am I physically, mentally and socially affected by the changes that I go through during adolescence?


            KEY VOCABULARY:

            adolescence; puberty; pituitary gland; hormones; female; ovary; ovum (egg); fallopian tubes; uterus; cervix; ***; estrogen; progesterone; ovulation; menstruation; male; cowper's gland; ***; testicle (testes); semen; sperm; prostate gland; seminal vesicles; vas deferens; testosterone; fertilization; embryo; placenta; fetus; fraternal twins; identical twins; STD (or STI); urethra; bladder


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