Title of Bulletin Board: American Heart Month
Category: Special Events
Suggested Grade Level: 9-12
Materials: Bulletin board paper (white and red), heart border, self stick letters, ambulance cut outs, overhand projector and markers
My “American Heart Month” bulletin board focuses on the importance of taking care of one’s body; specifically preventing heart disease. Being that February is American Heart Month, I though it was important for my physical education students to understand how to prevent heart disease.
The bulletin board has two categories, healthy lifestyle and heart disease. Under the healthy lifestyle section I listed the benefits and some examples of a healthy diet and exercise. Under the heart disease section, I defined what heart disease is as well as the contributors to the disease. I also put down other medical terminology that is associated with heart disease such as: angina and atherosclerosis. I also added statistical facts from the CDC and the American Heart Association regarding heart disease. I placed these statistics throughout the bulletin board on ambulance cutouts. For example, “In 2009, an estimated 785,000 Americans will have a coronary attack”. Finally, I drew a human heart and labeled its different parts for my students. The purpose of my bulletin board can be seen in the motto surrounding the heart, “Work It Out”. Exercise is a very important part of preventing heart disease. Physical education allows students to “work it out” on a regular basis to prevent heart disease.
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Submitted by Stephanie Adamshick who teaches at Wallkill Senior High School in Wallkill, NY. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 2/8/2009 12:29:09 AM. Viewed 9524 times since 2/7/2009.