Freshman Health

Madison High School

Health and Physical Education Department

Freshmen Health

Ninth graders will participate in Health Education during the fourth marking period of the school year.  Health Education will replace Physical Education during this time period and students will remain with their assigned Health and Physical Education teacher.  Health will meet four days a week and on the fifth day students will be assigned to a study hall, lab science or study skills class.  During the marking period of health, students will be graded like other academic courses; however this marking period will be incorporated into their overall Health and Physical Education cumulative grade for the year.   

The district curriculum adheres to the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards for Health and Physical Education.  These standards include:

Standard 2.1 (Wellness) All students will learn and apply health promotion concepts and skills to support a healthy, active lifestyle.

Standard 2.2 (Integrated Skills) All students will use health-enhancing personal, interpersonal, and life skills to support a healthy, active lifestyle.

Standard 2.3 (Drugs and Medicines) All students will learn and apply information about alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and medicines to make decisions that support a healthy, active lifestyle.

Standard 2.4 (Human Relationships and Sexuality)  All students will learn the physical, emotional, and social aspects of human relationships and sexuality and apply these concepts to support a healthy, active lifestyle.

Standard 2.5 (Motor Skill Development) All students will utilize safe, efficient, and effective movement to develop and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

Standard 2.6 (Fitness) All students will apply health-related and skill-related fitness concepts and skills to develop and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

The Freshmen Health Curriculum is designed around the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and the Community course.  Those students, who successfully meet the requirements of the course, will receive American Red Cross certification cards for the First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and the Community course.

Scope & Sequence


First Aid/CPR/AED for the Schools & Community

CPR/AED Training (5 Weeks)

I.                     If Not You. Who? (2 Days)

a.        You and The Emergency Medical System (EMS)

b.       Getting Permission to Give care

c.        Disease Prevention –Examination Glove Removal

II.                   Taking Action: Emergency Action Steps  (3 Days)

a.        Check – checking the scene and the victim

b.       Call – activating the EMS System

c.        Care – Providing appropriate care

III.                 Checking an Ill or Injured Person (3-5 Days)

a.        Checking a: (Adult, Child, Infant)

                                                               i.      Conscious person

                                                              ii.      Unconscious person

b.       Treating for shock

IV.                When Seconds Count (1 week)

a.        Recognizing and treating life-threatening emergencies

                                                               i.      Conscious choking Adult, Child, infant

                                                              ii.      Rescuer Breathing (child; infant)

V.                  Cardiac Emergencies (2 weeks)

a.        Signals of a Heart Attack

                                                               i.      Causes of

1.        Heart disease; electrocution stroke

                                                              ii.      Healthy heart v unhealthy heart

                                                            iii.      Prevention & Treatment

b.       Automated External Defibrillation(AED)

                                                               i.      Adult; Child

c.        Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

d.       Unconscious Choking Victim (Adult; Child; Infant)

First Aid Training (4 weeks)

VI.                Injury Prevention (1Day)

VII.              Soft Tissue Injuries (3 Days)

a.        Wounds

b.       Burns

c.        Special Situations

d.       Controlling Bleeding

VIII.            Injuries to Muscles Bones & Joints (1 Week)

a.        Muscles

b.       Bones

c.        Joints

d.       Types of Injuries

IX.                Sudden Illness (2 Days)

a.        Recognizing Sudden Illnesses

b.       Caring for Sudden Illnesses

c.        Specific Sudden Illnesses

d.       Stroke

X.                  Poisoning (2 Days)

a.        Swallowed, Inhaled, Absorbed & Injected Poisons

b.       Checking the scene for Poisoning

c.        General care

d.       Special Considerations

XI.                Heat & Cold Related Injuries ( 2 Days)

a.        Prevention & Treatment

XII.              Special Situations & Circumstances (Time Permitting)

a.        Infants & Children

b.       Older Adults

c.        Emergency Childbirths

d.       Language barriers

e.        Crime Scenes and Hostile Situations

XIII.            Asthma (Time Permitting)

XIV.            Anaphylaxis & Epinephrine Auto Injectors(Time Permitting)



First Aid/CPR/AED for the Schools and the Community Participants Manual 3rd Edition. American Red Cross. Staywell Yardley,  PA 2006.