Girl Talk Recommended for grades 4,5,6

In this course, participants will explore the onset of puberty and learn how it is triggered and regulated by the pituitary gland in the endocrine system. The program covers both physical and emotional changes that girls can expect to experience during puberty. A close look at the female reproductive organs and their function will be taken, with an emphasis on ovulation and menstruation.

Students will also discuss proper personal hygiene and the importance of exercise and good nutrition in maintaining a strong, healthy body, as well as a positive body image.

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TOPICS COVERED

  • Definition of puberty and its onset
  • Physical changes during puberty for females
  • Female reproductive organs and functions
  • Ovulation and menstruation
  • Maintaining personal hygiene
  • Maintaining a positive body image
  • Emotional changes during puberty

OBJECTIVES

  • Students will be able to define puberty and describe how it is triggered and regulated by the pituitary gland
  • Students will be able to list the physical changes that will take place during puberty
  • Students will be able to explain ways to maintain proper personal hygiene as their body changes
  • Students will be able to identify the female reproductive organs and their functions
  • Students will be able to describe the process of ovulation and menstruation
  • Students will be able to define mood swings and identify other emotional changes that they can expect to experience
  • Students will be able to recognize that daily exercise, good nutrition, and seeking guidance from adults will lead to a healthy body and positive body image

 

NATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS

  • Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health
  • Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behavior
  • Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information and products and services to enhance health
  • Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks
  • Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health
  • Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks

 

NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Standard 6: Values physical health for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction

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ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

Girl Talk Digital Instruction20m
STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS:
Anonymous Questions 15m
Family Interview 30m
Girls & Puberty Crossword Puzzle 15m
Growth Diary 15m
Introduction to Girls' Puberty 15m
My Past, Present, and Future Self 30m
Personal Timeline 30m
Puberty Venn Diagram 15m
The Female Reproductive System 15m
"While you Watch" worksheet 15m
Writing Peer Advice 15m
   
CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
Deoderant Survey 15m
Menstruation 60m
Puberty Skits 60m
Recommended Puberty Books  
What Influences Me? 30m
What's Happening on the Outside? 45m
What's Happening on the Inside? 30m

 

 

Program Licensing includes access to the following resources for one year:

  • e-Learning classroom instruction
  • Student Assignments
  • Classroom Activities
  • Assessments

Project + Print Access

Individual Health World programs are $50. The course material will be in Project + Print Access, this allows educators to project and review the course material with the class and then provide students with printable assignments to complete. When purchasing Project + Print Access the fees associated are per school.

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Pricing: $50.00

TOPIC BUNDLE

If you would like to purchase this course along with related courses in the Human Growth & Development category, you can purchase our Human Growth & Development Bundle!

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If you are interested in more than three Health World programs or building an entire curriculum for your school, district or home school organization, we also offer volume discount deals.

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