WEEK FOURResearch on health conditions and physical activity assignment
ØASSIGNMENT RATIONALEThe increasing financial burden on our health care system is due in part to the escalation of specific diseases and health conditions. We hope your research will shed light on how the disease or health condition you are researching plays a role in the society and medical profile. If you determine that there is a connection between physical activity (and physical education) we look forward to your determining its relevance through this assignment.
Select a chronic health disease or condition (ex. Diabetes) to research.
Review 3 current research studies, journal articles or news stories related to your research topic.
Write a short summary and reaction for each article. Include responses to: What do you think about the author’s point of view? What new learning did this give you? How does this relate to our nation’s health crises?
Determine if there is a relationship between the disease/health condition and physical activity. If there is a connection, what recommendations and factors are critical for a person to know? Document your findings and express your opinions in a separate written essay.üSTUDENT WILL:Provide a hard copy of the articles with your completed assignment or e mail a copy.
üSTUDENT WILL:Conclude the assignment by selecting a metaphor that most closely approximates your new learning and the information you read. Provide an explanation for your metaphor. Be creative and have fun. Put this on a separate 8x11 document.EXAMPLE:METAPHOR – “AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY”. I CHOSE THIS METAPHOR BECAUSE IT REFLECTS THE THINKING THAT GOOD NUTRITION IS IMPORTANT TO GOOD HEALTH. IF A PERSON ADDRESSES THEIR NUTRITIONAL INTAKE, THEY CAN AVOID GOING TO THE DOCTOR FOR NEGATIVE REASONS AND AS A RESPONSE TO POOR HEALTH.üSUGGESTED WEBSITES:CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL - www.cdc.govTEEN HEALTH - www.kidshealth.orgSee the Media Specialist for other suggestions for resources.
- Completion of all assignment tasks.
- Use of accurate content information, to support your summaries, and essays.
- Creativity – artistic expression and design in explanation of your metaphor.