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!


Unit 2 Project: Hurtful Behaviors and Conflict Management

We’ve spent a number of classes discussing the importance of Respect, types of Respect we feel most important to us, ways of showing respect, types of disrespect, cyber bullying, social media, and ways of addressing disrespect.  In the upcoming classes you will be working on a mini-lesson that your group will be using to “teach” the class about Hurtful Behaviors and Conflict Management.

Your goal:  To produce a 2-page comic strip to contribute to the class “Anti-bullying Magazine.”  complete with a clear understanding of a social issue and clear guidelines for how that can be resolved through Conflict and Resolution skills.

Below you will find the Instructions for this performance task and the Rubric on how you will be graded:


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Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 7.57.06 AMTo help you get started, below is the chapter in our textbook that will help you with your assigned topics.  Don’t forget to cite your sources!

The textbook source is: Athreya, Balu H. Holt Decisions for Health: Level Blue. Orlando, FL: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2007. Print.



Unit 1 Project: Dangers of Fast Food

After talking about the essential nutrients our bodies need and watching the effects that a high fat diet can have on our bodies (Supersize Me), you have been tasked with creating a movie that will explain to teenagers what the dangers of fast food are.

Below are the guidelines and rubric for this project:

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Use this document to help you plan your movie and the facts you will be using! MAKE A COPY and save it into your Wellness drive.


Looking forward to seeing how they turn out!

Ms. V 🙂

Unit 1 Project: Exercise for Life Brochure

You’ve been asked to design a brochure to convince your peers that exercising and staying healthy is good for you! Your brochure will include the elements of exercise and staying healthy that we’ve discussed as a class:  Components of Fitness, Benefits of Exercise, Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle. Below are the guidelines for this project and the rubric on how you will be graded. Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 12.57.12 PM

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Use this link to access the Reflection and Self-Assessment for this assignment.

You can also use our Wellness Textbook!  Don’t forget that proper MLA citation for the book is as follows: Athreya, Balu H. Holt Decisions for Health: Level Blue. Orlando, FL: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2007. Print.

Take a look at these samples by former students to help you get started!

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Looking forward to seeing your final brochures! Ms. V 🙂

Unit 4 Performance Task – 100% Me

Your last performance task for the semester involves taking everything you have learned about Reproductive Health and translating it into a fun, educational, and informative board game for 6th Grade students coming into the 7th Grade.  Below you will find everything you need to get started.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with! Have fun!



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After you have played the board game with G6 students  . . .  . .we will have a 10 minute GUIDED discussion in small single gender groups about transitioning into 7th grade.


G7 students will answer this question: What would you tell your younger self about puberty?


UNIT 4 Essential Questions

  • Why do we develop at different rates?
  • Why do teenagers thing differently than adults?
  • Why do teenagers experience mood swings?
  • Why is health care important at this time?

Other Ideas 

  • Why do girls experience cramps during their period?
  • Why do boys have nipples?
  • What do the sex hormones do?
  • How do you handle crushes?
  • Why do I need to wash more frequently?
  • Why do girls and boys think differently?
  • What are some zit myths?
  • What are the “facts of life”?
  • Does having your period mean you can’t do physical activity?
  • Will exercise make my breasts bigger?
  • What is the female cycle?
  • Why do I feel like I want to be independent from my family?



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