Life Begins Recommended for grades 5,6

In this course, participants will discover the miracle of life from conception to birth. The program will explore the onset of puberty and will describe how it is triggered and regulated by the endocrine system.

A close look will be taken at the male and female reproductive organs and their function, with an emphasis on ovulation and menstruation in the female body. In addition, the program will cover both physical and emotional changes that males and females can expect to experience during puberty. The course will conclude with a detailed discussion about the stages of embryonic and fetal development from conception to birth.

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TOPICS COVERED

  • Female reproductive organs and functions
  • Male reproductive organs and functions
  • Egg Cell/Ovum, Sperm Cell, Fertilization
  • Human development from conception to birth
  • Physical/Emotional changes for puberty for males and females

OBJECTIVES

  • Students will be able to define puberty and describe how it is triggered and regulated by the endocrine system
  • Students will be able to name the reproductive cells in males and females and describe fertilization
  • Students will be able to identify the male and female reproductive organs and their functions
  • Students will be able to describe the process of ovulation and menstruation
  • Students will be able to list the physical changes that males and/or females can expect to experience during puberty
  • Students will be able to describe the three trimesters of embryonic and fetal development and the birth process

 

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

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ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

Life Begins Digital Instruction35m
STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS:
Anonymous Questions 15m
Am I Normal? 30m
Family Interview 30m
Girls and Puberty Crossword Puzzle 15m
Growth Diary 15m
Introduction to Boys' Puberty 30m
Introduction to Girls' Puberty 30m
My Past, Present, and Future Self 30m
Personal Timeline 15m
Puberty and Reproduction Word Jumbles 15m
Puberty Venn Diagram 15m
The Female Reproductive System 15m
The Male Reproductive System 15m
"While you Watch" worksheet 15m
Writing Peer Advice 15m
   
CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
40 Weeks to Build a Baby 60m
Deoderant Survey 15m
Menstruation 60m
Pregnancy and Childbirth 30m
Puberty Skits 60m
Recommended Puberty Books  
Sperm Production 60m
Teen Pregnancy Consequences 30m
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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