ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] HED (9-12) 3 :
HE.1.3) Analyze how genetics and family history can impact personal health.

Examples: family history of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or addictions

Subject: Health Education (9 - 12)
Title: Who Gets Sick?
URL: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/health-connections/
Description:

This lesson is intended to help you understand that an individual’s genetic makeup combines with environmental factors such as nutrition, access to healthcare, and social experience to shape his or her experience of the disease. An important point the lesson conveys is that the incidence of the disease is not correlated with skin color (“race”).



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (8) 2 :
8.1.2) Analyze how the environment, family history, personal behaviors, and health care can affect individual healthful living.

a. Describe ways to reduce or prevent injuries and illness in adolescents as it pertains to family history, personal behaviors, and health care.

[HE] (8) 5 :
8.1.5) Analyze family history to determine the effects of health conditions that may be chronic or acute diseases.

Examples: diabetes, high-cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancer, mental health issues

[HE] HED (9-12) 3 :
HE.1.3) Analyze how genetics and family history can impact personal health.

Examples: family history of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or addictions

[HE] HED (9-12) 8 :
HE.2.1) Analyze the influence of external factors on health beliefs and behaviors.

a. Analyze how family, culture, school, and community influence the health practice and behaviors of individuals.

Examples: explaining how holiday celebrations and traditions such as over indulgence in eating and consuming alcohol affect health behaviors; explaining how extra-curricular activities and schedules result in over-consumption of fast food

b. Examine how peers influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

c. Examine how peers influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

Example: influence of media on teen body image, sexual activity, drugs, alcohol, violence, cyber-bullying.

d. Cite evidence of how public health policies and government regulations can influence health promotion and disease prevention.

Subject: Health Education (8 - 12)
Title: Project SHARE Curriculum: Family Health History
URL: https://guides.hshsl.umaryland.edu/c.php?g=76220&p=530383
Description:

Through this Family Health History lesson, students will understand the value of having a family health history. Students will learn interview techniques to gather information about their own family health history. The goal is to help students assess their own risk factors and to make informed decisions



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (8) 5 :
8.1.5) Analyze family history to determine the effects of health conditions that may be chronic or acute diseases.

Examples: diabetes, high-cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancer, mental health issues

[HE] HED (9-12) 3 :
HE.1.3) Analyze how genetics and family history can impact personal health.

Examples: family history of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or addictions

[HE] HA (10-12) 3 :
HA.3.1) Gather information and interpret data for planning prevention activities.

a. Identify concerns, beliefs, and areas of misinformation among peers.

b. Design program goals based on addressing misinformation, beliefs, and concerns among peers.

c. Utilize a focus group to change their school climate.

Subject: Health Education (8 - 12)
Title: Melanoma Lesson Plans
URL: https://melanomaeducation.net/resources/
Description:

The Melanoma Education Foundation is committed to providing free melanoma education and encourages you to review and download the PDFs. Feel free to print and distribute these materials to your students.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE1] (9-12) 11 :
11 ) Describe prevention and management strategies for acute and chronic health conditions.

[HE] HED (9-12) 3 :
HE.1.3) Analyze how genetics and family history can impact personal health.

Examples: family history of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or addictions

Subject: Health (9 - 12), Health Education (9 - 12)
Title: My Family Health Portrait
URL: https://phgkb.cdc.gov/FHH/html/index.html
Description:

Students can use this tool, from the Surgeon General, to 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] HED (9-12) 3 :
HE.1.3) Analyze how genetics and family history can impact personal health.

Examples: family history of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or addictions

Subject: Health Education (9 - 12)
Title: Cancer Basics
URL: https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/cancer.html?WT.ac=ctg#catfood
Description:

You probably know someone who has had cancer, perhaps an older friend or relative. Read on in this resource to learn about cancer and how it's treated.

This resource provides information about the following topics:

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] HED (9-12) 3 :
HE.1.3) Analyze how genetics and family history can impact personal health.

Examples: family history of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or addictions

Subject: Health Education (9 - 12)
Title: Athletics and Genetics
URL: https://pged.org/athletics-genetics/
Description:

Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the "Athletics and Genetics" lesson plan. This resource is a lesson plan about genetic testing in sports. The resource also provides additional lesson plans to expand your lesson plan about the standard "Analyze how genetics and family history can impact personal health." The resource provides an overview of personal genetics to prepare you to teach the lesson on "Athletics and Genetics." The Athletics and Genetics lesson plan includes a do now exercise, pair-share exercise, a PowerPoint, and scenarios.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] HED (9-12) 3 :
HE.1.3) Analyze how genetics and family history can impact personal health.

Examples: family history of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or addictions

[HE] HED (9-12) 27 :
HE.6.1) Assess personal health status and health practices to establish a baseline for setting health and fitness goals.

Examples: blood pressure, resting heart rate, BMI, vaccination status

Subject: Health Education (9 - 12)
Title: The Cardiovascular System
URL: https://www.cteonline.org/resources/view/88898
Description:

This free resource is a PowerPoint presentation from CTE Online covering the cardiovascular system.  The powerpoint contains multiple embedded links to YouTube videos and animated text narrations of the human body.  

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] HED (9-12) 3 :
HE.1.3) Analyze how genetics and family history can impact personal health.

Examples: family history of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or addictions

Subject: Health Education (9 - 12)
Title: Alzheimer's Disease and Heredity
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.gen.alzheimers/alzheimers-disease/
Description:

Learn about the difficulties that arise from identifying the genetic causes of diseases for which there currently is no cure and explore the potential for gene therapy to one day cure diseases like Alzheimer's, in this video segment from the Secret of Life School Video: "Genetic Medicine: Tinkering with Our Genes."

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] HED (9-12) 3 :
HE.1.3) Analyze how genetics and family history can impact personal health.

Examples: family history of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or addictions

Subject: Health Education (9 - 12)
Title: Inheritance of Genetic Disorders
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.gen.lp_disorder/inheritance-of-genetic-disorders/
Description:

In this activity, students learn how mutations in a gene can cause disease. They simulate the inheritance patterns of several different diseases caused by recessive genes. They learn how some recessive genes confer an advantage in the heterozygous state in certain environments. Finally, they identify and research five genetic disorders they would like to know more about and present their findings to the class.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.



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