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DOVER UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT 

 

New York State 

Learning Standards

 

 

Health, Physical Education, and Home Economics

 

 

Standard 1:  Personal Health and Fitness

Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.

 

Standard 2:  A Safe and Healthy Environment

Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.

 

Standard 3:  Resource Management

Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.


 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

        I.      Physical Education I (grades 9 & 10)

 

Local Exam                                                                            No  Weighting

45 minutes per day for one year                                   One Credit

 

      II.      Course Description

 

The Physical Education I Curriculum is broken down into four categories.  These are fitness and wellness, individual and dual sports, non-traditional team sports, and Cooperative Aerobic Games.

 

*Fitness and Wellness - This unit is composed of weightlifting and personal fitness with a focus on lifetime health and wellness.

 

*Individual and Dual Sports - This area includes Racquet and Paddle sports as well as Track and Field events.

 

*Non-traditional Team Sports - This area includes Flag Rugby.

 

*Cooperative Aerobic Games, Heartsaver CPR, and Lawn Games including disc golf, bocce, croquet, and horeshoes.

 

    III.      Grade Requirement

 

Grade 9 & 10

 

   IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

 

None

 

     V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

None

 

   VI.      Comments

 

A “physically educated” person possesses the knowledge and recognizes the importance of regular physical activity.  The physical education program contributes to the development of skills necessary for life-long learning, personal growth, and for meeting the challenges of an ever-changing society.

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

        I.      Physical Education II (grade 11 & 12)

 

Local Exam                                                                                           No  Weighting

45 minutes per day for one year                                                  One Credit

 

      II.      Course Description

 

The focus of the Physical Education II Curriculum is broken down into the following categories:  fitness, individual sports, team sports, warm up activities, and CPR.

 

*Fitness - This unit is composed of weightlifting and personal fitness with a focus on lifetime health and wellness.

 

*Individual Sports - This area includes archery, badminton, golf, and orienteering.

 

*Team Sports - Basketball, Floor Hockey, Football, Soccer, Softball, Speed-a-way, and Volleyball are covered in this area.

 

*Warm Up Activities - These activities are games designed to be cooperative in nature.  These games last for the first twenty minues of class and are intended to increase blood flow to the major muscle groups of the body, while promoting cardiovascular fitness.

 

*CPR-Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation - This BLS course is taught in accordance with American Heart Association’s guidelines and standards.  Students who successfully pass the course receive CPR certification.

 

    III.      Grade Requirement

 

Grade 9-12

 

   IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

 

None

 

     V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

None

 

   VI.      Comments

 

A “physically educated” person possesses the knowledge and recognizes the importance of regular physical activity.  The physical education program contributes to the development of skills necessary for life-long learning, personal growth, and for meeting the challenges of an ever-changing society. 

 

 

 

 

HEALTH EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION



        I.      Health

 

Local Exam                                                                                           No Weighting

45 minutes per day for one year                                                 One Credit

 

      II.      Course Description

 

Our High School Health Curriculum teaches wellness principles of social, emotional and physical health aspects while incorporating the New York State Standards for Health and Physical Education.  Areas of study include but are not limited to Values and Character Development, Fitness and Nutrition, Parenting, Growth and Development, Alcohol and other Drugs, Diseases and Disorders, Safety and Hygiene.  Facilitation of knowledge is accomplished in a variety of styles from traditional lecture and formal assessment to group discussion and cooperative education.

 

    III.      Grade Requirement

 

Grade 11 or 12

 

   IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

 

Middle School Health

 

     V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

None

 

   VI.      Comments

 

Students are expected to take an active role in their education.  As they do they will acquire knowledge necessary to make informed decisions.  They will develop skills and tools and will be able to apply them in a positive way in their lives at present and in the future.  Examples of this include awareness of media influence, accessing reliable information, and expressing personal views on important health topics while learning tolerance for differing opinions.

 


 

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE COURSE DESCRIPTION



            I.      Culinary Connections

 

Local Exam                                                                                           No Weighting

45 minutes per day for one year                                                 One Credit

 

             II.      Course Description

 

Culinary Connections offers students a chance to develop an understanding of the multi-faceted world of food through hands-on instruction in the planning, purchasing, preparation and service of nutritious foods as it relates to an individual’s wellness.  The global nature of food will connect students directly and/or indirectly to any career or lifestyle choice.

 

            III.      Grade Requirement

 

Grades 9-12

 

           IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

 

None

 

            V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

None

 

          VI.      Comments

 

Food is more than just something to eat!  This hands on, activity driven high school course will explore and investigate the:

    -  Social                               -  Economic

    -  Psychological             -  Political

    -  Cultural                          -  Global

    -  Biological                      -  Leisure

. . . connections which weave food into all aspects of our daily lives.

 

 

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

I.      Food Science (#577)

 

Local Exam                                                                             No  Weighting

45 minutes per day for one year                                   One Credit

 

II.      Course Description

           

             Everyone needs to eat, and few things impact the quality of life like a person’s daily food choices. 

             Food Science is the  study of the nature of food and the principles of its production, processing,

            preservation, and packaging. It is a growing field of study that integrates concepts from the

            traditional sciences such as biology, chemistry, and physics    with information on nutrition,

            health, and basic food preparation. It requires the use of basic algebraic concepts and technical

           writing skills in the  completion of food science experiments. This Career and Technical

           Education/ Science elective is relevant to everyone who eats.   As students work with food

           products in experiments, they will better understand food preparation principles, and will learn

           how and why the ingredients in a recipe work together to make the foods they enjoy each day.

           Additionally, Food Science provides background information that is not only helpful in food

           preparation for daily living, but also may be useful in the career world, as approximately

           one-fifth of the career options available to most students today involve food production,

          distribution, storage,  and/or handling.

 

          III.      Grade Requirement

Grade 11/12

 

          IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

          The Food Science curriculum has been designed as a specialized course to fulfill the

           third year science requirement for all students.

 

         V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

       VI.      Comments 

 

 

 


 


Dover High School   2368 Route 22   Dover Plains, NY 12522   Phone: (845) 877-5750   Fax: (845) 877-5759

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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