Big Ideas: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology / Structure and Function  
Essential Questions: What systems form and control the structures and systems of the human body? 
Vocabulary: cartilage, bone, marrow, osteocytes, joints, ligament, muscle fiber, actin, myosin, tendon, PNS, CNS, dendrite, axon synapses, neuron, epidermis, dermis
Month Content Skills Assessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
August Introduction:   Formative:  (AP.1.1-AP.1,4, AP.2.1-AP.2.5 (Primarily Incorporated Throughout Curriculum)) Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List   
* Form, Function, and Adaptation (i.e. Natural Selection or Trade-Off Phenomenon) (Primarily Incorporated Throughout Curriculum) Student Partipiation and Dialog  Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
* Tissues, Organs, and Systems (How Does Structure Correlate with Function?) Study Guide Assignments  Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
* Body Size Affect Animal Physiology (Function/Behavior, Surface Area/Volume, Proportions “Allometry”) Lab Practicles and/or Projects Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
* Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance (salt content and fluid volumes, pH, and alkalosis/acidosis) Chapter Quizzes Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
* Homeostasis (Regulation/Feedback) and Temperature (Heat Source, Conservation; Ectothermy / Endothermy) Reading / Vocabulary Exam
Histology: Summative: (AP.4.1-AP.4.5, AP.5.1-AP.5.6, AP.6.1-AP.6.10, AP.3.1-AP.3.4) 
* Connective Tissues (Loose/Dense, Blood, Cartilage, Bone, Muscle, Nerve, and Epithelial) Observe and identify connective such as bone tissue. Chapter Exam
* Bone (Skeleton; Anatomy/Structure/Disease/Joints) Create models that simulate various cells / tissues of the human body. Process Standards:
  Create a portfolio and video showing members encountering five main tissues inside of a human body (Webquest).
  [x] SEPS.1 Posing Questions
Visit ( for Further Details and Information with Regards to the Curriculum   [x] SEPS.2 Developing and Using Models and Tools
Visit ( for Further Details and Information on Indiana Standards [x] SEPS.3 Constructing and Performing Investigations 
  [x] SEPS.4 Analyzing and Interpreting Data
[x] SEPS.5 Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
[x] SEPS.6 Constructing Explanations
[x] SEPS.7 Engaging in Argument from Evidence 
[x] SEPS.8 Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Info
Literacy Standards:
[x] LST.1 Learning Outcomes: 
Read and comprehend science and technical texts  
independently and proficiently and write effectively for a variety 
of discipline-secific tasks, purposes, and audiences
[x] LST.2 Key Ideas and Textual Support
Extract and construct meaning from science and technical texts  
using a variety of comprehension skills
[x] LST.3 Structural Elements and Organization
Build understanding of science and technical texts, using  
knowledge of structural organization and author’s purpose and  
[x] LST.4 Synthesis and Connection of Ideas
Build understanding of science and technical texts by 
synthesizing and connecting ideas and evaluating specific
[x] LST.5 Writing Genres
Write for different purposes and to specific audiences or people
[x] LST.6 The Writing Process
Produce coherent and legible documents by planning, drafting, 
revising, editing, and collaborating with others