Ch 29: Health Issues & Concerns Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Health Issues and Concerns chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about various viruses, addictions and diseases. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Health Issues and Concerns chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Major Health Problems in the United States;
How the Human Immune System Works;
What Are Viruses? - Definition, Structure and Function;
Disease Control and Prevention
Heart disease, obesity, hypertension and other health conditions;
The function of the immune system and how to promote its efficiency;
The composition and origins of viruses and how they cause diseases;
How vaccinations and disinfectants help control the spread of disease
Tuesday The Differences Between Infection and Disease;
Substance Use, Abuse and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders;
Addiction and Addictive Behaviors
Exploring the two conditions and discovering how they can cause illness;
The factors that contribute to drug and alcohol abuse and addiction;
Substances and behaviors to which people may become addicted
Wednesday Alcohol Use in the United States;
Tobacco Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption;
The Social and Political Issues of Tobacco Use
A look at the number of Americans that drink alcohol consistently;
Some factors that influence tobacco use;
Smoking bans and social concerns of the habit
Thursday Smoking: Long-Term Consequences;
Smoking: Effects on Others and the Environment;
What is Environmental Health? - Definition, Types and Sources
The toxins present in cigarette smoke;
The effects of second-hand smoke;
A look at cultural, biological and chemical hazards that are found in the environment
Friday Understanding and Assessing Threats to Environmental Health Determining how biological, chemical, physical and cultural hazards affect people and ecosystems

7 Lessons in Chapter 29: Health Issues & Concerns Lesson Plans
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Major Health Problems in the United States

1. Major Health Problems in the United States

Ever wonder what the most common health-related problems are in the United States? You're about to find out what they are and how some of them are related.

What Are Viruses? - Definition, Structure & Function

2. What Are Viruses? - Definition, Structure & Function

In this lesson, you'll learn some historical facts about viruses and the material they are composed of. Find out more as we review the capsid, nucleic acids, the viral envelope, viruses, virions, bacteriophages and virology.

Disease Control & Prevention

3. Disease Control & Prevention

This lesson will discuss the many different ways by which people can control disease. Everything from vaccination to sterilization and beyond will be mentioned so that you can better appreciate the large arsenal of tools at our disposal.

The Differences Between Infection and Disease

4. The Differences Between Infection and Disease

This lesson will go over the differences between an infection and a disease. We'll cover everything from prions and infectivity to opportunistic infections and idiopathic disease. We'll also learn what the etiology of disease is and much more.

What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

5. What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores what anorexia nervosa is and why it is so dangerous. It covers common symptoms seen in children who may develop anorexia as well as what anorexia will do to those who suffer from it.

What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

6. What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores bulimia as well as challenges many common misconceptions of bulimia. Specifically, this lesson describes the diagnostic requirements, the subtypes, and the treatments known to help with bulimia.

What Is Environmental Health? Definition, Types & Sources

7. What Is Environmental Health? Definition, Types & Sources

In this video lesson, you will learn about environmental health. You will also learn about threats to environmental health and how to distinguish between different categories of environmental hazards.

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