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Anatomy and Physiology

September 10, 2017


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Lesson Plan: Chapter 11 The Cardiovascular System

Instructor: Cynthia    Newman                      Date: 2/26 to 3/15

Course: Physiology                                        Textbook: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology


Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson 11.1 Heart Anatomy and the Function of the Cardiovascular System

  1. Describe the function of the cardiovascular system.
  2. Describe the location, size, and structures of the heart.
  3. Outline the flow of blood through the cardiopulmonary system.
  4. Describe how blood flows from the arteries to the veins.


Lesson 11.2 Regulation of the Heart

  1. Describe the mechanisms that regulate the heart.
  2. Describe different types of arrhythmia, or abnormal contractility conditions that can be detected via electrocardiogram.
  3. Identify the components of the conduction system of the heart.


Lesson 11.3 Blood Vessels and Circulation

  1. Identify the differences among the three types of vessels.
  2. Outline the flow of blood through the cardiopulmonary system.
  3. Describe how blood flows from the arteries to the veins.
  4. Describe how the veins return blood to the heart.
  5. Describe the distribution of blood at rest and during exercise.


Lesson 11.4 Heart Disease

  1. Identify several common types of heart diseases and disorders and their symptoms.
  2. Explain the causes of and remedies for different heart conditions.
  3. List and discuss strategies for preventing heart disease.
  4. Describe the buildup of plaque in the arteries and the problems that can occur as a result.


Key Terms

The key terms for each lesson in chapter 11 are listed on the lesson-opening page of the text, highlighted in yellow at first appearance, and defined in the Mini Glossary section of the lesson Review and Assessment at the end of the lesson. As students need additional drill and practice to master the terminology, you can choose from the following vocabulary building activities:

  • Workbook—pages 159, 162, 165, 169
  • Companion Website—In addition to the audio glossary, you will find on the companion website, for each of the 4 lessons in chapter 11, E-flash cards, a crossword puzzle, a vocabulary game, a vocabulary matching activity, and a spelling challenge.

Key Concepts

You can select from a variety of resources as needed to help you teach the key concepts in chapter 11:

  • In the Lab and Lab Investigation textbook activities—Select from the activities on pages 374, 381, 396, 403, and 409 of the textbook those that are most appropriate for your students and time frame.
  • Chapter 11 Presentation for PowerPoint—These slides present the key concepts of each lesson. Key illustrations and review slides are included.
  • Workbook—Pages 160, 161, 163, 164, 166, 167, 168, 170, 171, 172, and 173 provide activities to help review and reinforce key concepts.
  • Companion Website—Use the Figures 11.3, 11.7, 11.14, 11.18, and 11.22 Label Art activities and the Expand Your Knowledge animations for Figures 11.3 and 11.7 to reinforce the concepts represented in these illustrations.


The chapter 11 resources contain multiple assessment opportunities. Choose from the following as appropriate for your needs:

  • Check Your Understanding—student self-assessments on textbook pages 372, 374, 376, 377, 380, 384, 389, 392, 395, 399, and 401.
  • Lesson Review and Assessments—factual recall and higher level thinking questions for each lesson on textbook pages 374, 381, 396, and 403. Also available by lesson on the companion website.
  • Chapter Review and Assessment—summaries, questions, and activities for reviewing the complete chapter on pages 406409 of the textbook. Also available on the companion website.
  • Self-Assessment Quizzes—quizzes for each lesson on the companion website
  • Chapter 11 Practice Test—page 175 of the workbook contains a chapter 11 practice exam
  • Chapter 11 Test Bank—choose from prepared questions and create your own to make a final exam for chapter 11 in the ExamView Assessment Suite.