Unit 3 Review

We’re approaching the end of the Unit 3 Assessment.  All the links and videos on the blog will help you to review.  Make sure that you are familiar with the content below:

Students will know : (THEORY)

  • define a drug
  • the differences between prescription, over the counter, and behind the counter medications
  • The 5 ways drugs enter the body
  • the information found on Drug Fact Labels
  • side effects of medicines
  • Definition of a natural remedy
  • natural remedies to cure an ailment/illness/discomfort
  • the definitions of drug addiction, physical dependence and psychological dependence
  • steps on the pathway to addiction
  • Nicotine and Tobacco
  • the main chemicals found in cigarettes
  • their harmful effects on the body
  • the effects of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) or second hand smoke on a person
  • diseases caused by tobacco and nicotine (long and short term)
  • The problems with vaping and e-cigarettes
  • identify advertising techniques used by smoking advertisers to attract customers
  • strategies to support a person trying to quit smoking

Use this quizlet to help you review:  Substance Abuse Quizlet


Unit 3 Project: Mixed Messages Tobacco

Now that we’ve taken a look at the effects of nicotine and tobacco on our bodies and how the media has a huge influence on the choices that we make as consumers, your task is to examine the smoking campaigns currently in the media and redesign them to create an effective, informative Anti-Smoking Campaign.

The Description of the performance task is below.  

STEP 1:  Read through all the points carefully. For this project, you will be working in pairs. Decide who will be in charge of working on what.

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You can find the rubric HERE


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STEP 2: Review the powerpoint and chapter in the textbook below on Tobacco and Smoking


Proper citation = Athreya, Balu H. Holt Decisions for Health: Level Blue. Orlando, FL: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2007. Print.


STEP 3: Review the power point and notes on Advertising Techniques


STEP 4: Select the Cigarette Advertisement you will use for your project

STEP 5: Identify at least 2 advertising techniques used in the Advertisement you chose. 

STEP 6: Write Paragraph 1 – description of the original techniques used in the advertisement you chose (See Rubric and Instructions)

STEP 7: Time to redesign your Advertisement!

STEP 8: Write Paragraph 2 – description of how you changed your ad, what techniques you used, etc (See Rubric and Instructions)

STEP 9: Write Paragraph 3 – How you can personally avoid tobacco, what are three things you learned, etc (See Rubric and Instructions)

STEP 10: Put it all together and be ready to present to the class!


Addiction, Smoking, and Tobacco Use

We’ve spent sometime in class discussion the differences between OTCs, BTCs, and prescription drug use as well as the effects of drugs on our body.  We’ll now be taking a look in depth at Smoking, nicotine, and tobacco use.  The slides and videos below offer lots of information on these topics.  Check them out! 🙂

Take this tobacco pre-quiz to see just how much you already know about the effects of Tobacco!



Alternate tobacco pre-quiz

Smoking Fact or Fiction


The following powerpoint provides a detailed explanation of tobacco and it’s effects on your body. 



MEDIA MOMENT 1: Buergers Disease – Marie’s Story



MEDIA MOMENT 2: Australian Anti Smoking Campaign







MEDIA MOMENT 4: 3000 Kids Anti Smoking Campaign



MEDIA MOMENT 5: Thai Anti Smoking Campaign




MEDIA MOMENT 6: UK’s Push for Plain Packaging




MEDIA MOMENT 6: Battling Brands (alternate)



 MEDIA MOMENT 7: Australian Plain Packaging



 MEDIA MOMENT 8: Australian Plain Packaging Success





Unit 3: Substance Abuse

We’ve started our unit of Substance Abuse and in particular have been looking at Over the Counter Medications (OTCs) and Smoking.  As we go through this unit, keep in mind the following questions:

  1. Do we always need to take medication to cure common ailments?
  2. Why shouldn’t you take someone else’s prescribed medication?
  3. Do advertisements mislead the public with the truth about smoking?  How?
  4. If someone you care about smokes, how can you support them when they try to quit?
  5. Smoking tobacco doesn’t affect anyone but the user, why is this not true?
Take a look at the chapter from our textbook to help you out with this unit. 
Taken from Athreya, Balu H. Holt Decisions for Health: Level Blue. Orlando, FL: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2007. Print.

Answer the following questions from the textbook to help you review:
P. 397 (1-3)
P. 401 (1-6)
P. 405 (1-4)
Take a look at this chart that shows the different ways drugs can enter our bodies:
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The following power point has A LOT of information about medicines and allergies.  The slides below will help you focus your notes.
Slide 4: Every day medicines
Slide 7: Prescription versus OTCs
Slide 10-17: Drug Facts
Slide 18: Allergies
Slide 39: BTCs

Here are a few videos meant to help you think about substance abuse and how we use medicines today:
MEDIA MOMENT 1:  Cures for Common Ailments
After watching this, do you think it is necessary for us to take medications for common ailments? Why or why not?
MEDIA MOMENT 2: Risks of Cough Syrup
MEDIA MOMENT 3: Caffeine
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl1XBJLfIDU&feature=player_embedded [/youtube]
Check out this article about Energy Drink Consumption!  Did you know it can increase your risk of heart disease???
MEDIA MOMENT 4:  Dangers of Energy Drinks
MEDIA MOMENT 5: Prescription Drugs
MEDIA MOMENT 6: Alternate PSA on Prescription Drug Addiction
Take a look at the Cycle of Addiction to help you get a better understanding of how drugs can be misused and lead to addiction:
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Nutrition and Healthy Food Choices

Great job on your Exercise for Life flyers! 🙂  Now that we’ve talked about fitness and the benefits of proper exercise, we’ll be taking a look at proper nutrition and how nutrients affect our bodies.  We will be covering responsible eating, making healthy food choices, understanding the food pyramid, and the effects of fast food on our bodies. 


As we go into this topic, think about this:


Here is a powerpoint of Nutrition and the 6 Essential Nutrients:


Great Brief Article Summary of the 6 ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS:

6 Essential Nutrients and Why Your Body Needs Them


For a review of the 6 Nutrients and MyPlate, check out this video:


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Click this link from KidsHealth for an in-depth description of Vitamins and their benefits!











Extra video on the Food Pyramid (outdated but relevant information)[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN7LXKJEfe4&list=PL5EA7BB632C55BC6D[/youtube]

Media Moments

Throughout this unit, we will be discussing topics in smaller groups and you will be tasked with taking notes on your Wellness Drives on specific media resources.

Individually, in pairs or in small groups, watch ALL of the sources outlined in BLUE, and discuss the main points of each video, making sure to take clear notes.



Acne: http://www.brainpop.com/health/personalhealth/acne/


Once you’ve finished, select 3 of the 5 following sources to view, discuss, and take notes on:

1)  Endocrine system http://www.brainpop.com/health/bodysystems/endocrinesystem/

2)  Hormones: http://www.brainpop.com/health/bodysystems/hormones/

3)  Growth: http://www.brainpop.com/health/geneticsgrowthanddevelopment/growth/

4)  Menstrual Cycle/Periodhttp://www.brainpop.com/health/personalhealth/period/

5)  Kids Health menstrual cycle http://kidshealth.org/teen/interactive/female_it.html



Puberty Differences between Boys and Girls

The images below discuss some perceptions boys and girls may have of the opposite gender.  Have a chat with your partner about these perceptions and how they could lead to inaccurate generalizations of the opposite gender.

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Check out the checklist below to see if you can tell which changes are just for boys, just for girls, and which changes boys and girls go through!

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For those looking for definitions of certain terms, the vocabulary list below will help your understanding.

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Unit 4: Reproductive Health and Relationships

Great work on your Tobacco Mixed Media Projects!  Everyone did such a great job! We’re now moving on to our last Unit of the the year, Reproductive Health and Relationships. Below you will find the Unit Understandings, Essential Questions, Outcomes, and the chapter in our Textbook that we’ll be working with.  If you have any questions at all, feel free to come and see me at any time!


  • Students will understand that personal choices can cause or prevent reproductive health problems for males and females.
  •  Students will understand the physical, mental, and emotional changes they will experience during puberty in preparation for adult.


  1. Why do we develop at different rates?
  2. Why is it important to understand proper health care during this time of transition?
  3. Why do teenagers think differently than adults?
  4. Why do teenagers experience mood swings?


Students will know :

  • the role of the male reproduction system
  • the function of each of the organs of the  reproductive system
  • five things a man can do to keep his reproductive system healthy
  • the role of the female reproductive system
  • the function of each of the organs in the female reproductive system
  • the changes in the body during the menstrual cycle
  • five things that a female can do to keep her reproductive system healthy
  • the physical changes that occur in boys and girls during adolescence
  • the mental and emotional changes that occur during adolescence
  • the social changes that occur