Ms. Coldren


Good news....this year Health is for 6th graders only!!  My name is Ms. Coldren and I can't wait to teach you about nutrition, exercise, hygeine, substance abuse, and human sexuality.  I will teach you about how your body works and the best way to take care of it.  There is no text book for Health so all you need to do for class is bring a writing utensil and be ready to learn.  You can find me in Room B137.  I'm looking forward to seeing you!!

Sample Lesson Plan:

Title:  Oh Baby!

Grade:  8th Grade

Lesson Introduction:  In this lesson we will be looking at human prenatal development.  The students will work cooperatively to create a timeline of pictures and descriptions from a microscopic fertilized egg to a fully grown fetus.

Student Outcomes:
1.    Students will become familiar with fertilization and prenatal development.
2.    Students will learn what reproduction is and why it’s important.
3.    Students will work in small groups to make a timeline of prenatal development.

National Health Education Objectives: 
Standard 4:  Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard 6:  Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.

Coordinated School Health Program Components:
Health Education
Health Services
Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services

Multiple Intelligences:

Interdisciplinary Subjects:

Time Frame:  1-2 class periods

Pictures of each stage of development
Note cards with descriptions of each stage
“When’s That” handout
“From Developing Limbs, Insights That May Explain Much Else”  article

Teacher Tips:
The topic of pregnancy may be a sensitive one.  Make sure the students are given prior notification about the lesson.

Teacher Steps:
Do now:  Review previous lesson about fertilization.  Have students write down what 2 cells are needed for fertilization.  Also have students write a few sentences about why reproduction is so important.

Line ‘Em Up activity:  Have students get a partner. Give each pair a different image until there are no more.  Have students help each other line up in the proper order of development.  When they are in the correct order they can show the descriptions that accompany the images.  Then post the images on the board or wall in the correct order.

When’s That handout: Give students the handout.  They will stay in their pairs to complete the handout.  They need to help each other match the image with the description of characteristics on the handout.

Summary:  Review answers with the students. 

Homework:  Read article.  Be able to discuss in class.

Assessment:  Complete quiz on the stages of prenatal development.