|Simsbury Health 11 Issues & Advocacy Project|
MA NCES Code:
|Summer I, Summer II (Summer I: 20 Seats; Summer II: 20 Seats; )|
|Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor |
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This course provides knowledge and skills pertaining to contemporary teenage health issues as chosen by the students. Students will develop and lead an advocacy campaign for their peers in order to demonstrate the ability to access and evaluate sources, accurately identify the reasons that teenagers participate in unhealthy behaviors, and accurately evaluate the work of self and others.
Students will practice 21st century leadership and diversity skills such as creative problem-solving, learning from success and failure, appropriate risk-taking, accepting people the way they are, listening to someone else’s perspective, and coming to a compromise with someone else.
Students will examine teenage health issues through completing online Work Assignments, Course Room discussions and completing an Advocacy Project. The activities and readings will vary each week. Students will research a health issue important to them and present the final project to the class.
Student grades will be based on an electronic portfolio of written work and participation in class discussions.
All course material is included within the online course. There is no need to purchase textbooks or material of any kind.