My name is John M. Adamovich and I teach Health Education for New Haven Public Schools. In researching material for my unit, I wanted to make sure I chose a topic that students have a tough time understanding. Ultimately I want the students to truly understand the concepts while creating projects, which require higher order of thinking. Ultimately I chose the topic of sugar and its effects on the human body. The information researched will relate greatly with human anatomy of the digestive system, structure and function of these major organs, genetically modified foods, additives, and tricks to reading food labels in order to evaluate what you’re putting into your own body. The unit that I teach during this marking period is classified as anatomy and physiology. Within this part of the course, students will discover the many facets of the human body. Each of the body systems is a sub unit within this unit. The unit covering the digestive system and nutrition would be the sub-sections where most students will hear of sugar substitutes for the first time and how they can relate to illness and disease.