Sophomore Health

MADISON HIGH SCHOOL

HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Sophomore Health

Tenth graders will participate in health education during the first 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.

Driver Education – Grade 10

            Driver Education is a required course for all sophomores.  This nine week course is designed to meet the state mandate of thirty hours of classroom theory.  Driver Education is offered to all sophomores during the second marking period.  Driver Education fulfills the health portion of the Physical Education requirement during sophomore year.

                The objective of Driver Education is to prepare all tenth grade students to successfully pass the New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicle Driver’s Written Exam.  The Driver Education course will be taught in a classroom setting.  Students will be given a New Jersey State Driving Manual that will serve as their textbook for the course.  Additional information will be supplemented through lectures, videos, handouts and current event discussions and assignments.  Students will be periodically assessed through teacher designed quizzes.  At the conclusion of this nine week course, students will be expected to achieve an 80% or better on the New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicle Driver’s Written Exam.  In addition to passing the New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicle Driver’s Written Exam, the student must pass a vision test.

                At the conclusion of this nine week Driver Education course, those students that have achieved an 80% or better on the New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicle Driver’s Written Exam and has successfully passed a vision test, will be given a certification card which will enable them to begin contacting driving schools in order to fulfill their six hour requirement of practice driving.  Madison High School does not offer behind the wheel practice driving.  Parents and students must contact an independent driving school to complete the six hour requirement of practice driving.

                Once a student has completed the six hours of behind the wheel training, the student at the age of 16 is eligible for a drivers permit.  Upon request, the Driver Education teacher will provide the student with a certification sheet verifying that thirty hours of classroom theory has been completed.

                Parents or students having additional questions regarding Driver Education should contact the Health and Physical Education office at the 973-301-8942.

 

SCOPE AND SEQUENCE

The Driving Task

1.       Highway Transportation System

2.       IPDE Process

3.       The Smith System

4.       Zone Control System

5.       Driver Responsibilities

6.       GDL Process

7.       Signs, Signals,  Roadway Markings

8.       Instruments, Controls, Devices

9.       Getting Ready to Drive

10.   Manual Automatic Transmission

Controlling Your Vehicle

1.       Natural Laws and Car Control

2.       Stopping Distances

3.       Passive Restraint(Safety Belts)

4.       Performing Basic Vehicle Maneuvers

5.       Intersections

6.       Sharing the Roadway

Driving in Different Environments and Situations

7.       Urban Traffic

8.       Rural Traffic

9.       Expressway Driving

10.   Driving in Adverse Conditions

11.   Handling Emergencies

Being A Responsible Driver

1.       Emotions and Driving

2.       Disabilities and Driving

3.       Alcohol, Other Drugs and Driving

4.       Coping with Peer Pressure

5.       Buying and Owning a vehicle

6.       Maintaining a Vehicle

7.       Environmental Concerns

New Jersey Driver Manual

1.       Review

2.        State Exam

 

Textbook

New Jersey Drivers Manual

 

Johnson, M.L., Crabb, O., Arthur, O.A., Randal T.R.,. Drive Right 10th Edition Updated.  Prentice Hall, Boston,  Massachusetts. 2007