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HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

grades 5-8

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.

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Topics

Covered

  • Definition of puberty and its onset

  • Physical changes for puberty for males

  • Male reproductive organs and their functions

  • 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 male reproductive organs and their functions

  • Students will be able to describe the changes that will take place in the male reproductive system during puberty

  • 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

Standards

met

NATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARD

  • 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

Program Materials

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Estimated Teachable Minutes

BOY TALK - 20 Minutes

While You Watch worksheet - 15m

Anonymous Questions - 10m

Family Interview - 30m

Growth Diary - 30m

Introduction to Boys’ Puberty - 15m

My  Past, Present, and Future Self - 15m

Personal Timeline - 15m

Puberty Venn Diagram -15m

Deodorant Survey - 15m

Puberty Skits - 60m

Sperm Production - 60m

What Influences Me? - 30m

What’s Happening on the Outside? - 45m

What’s Happening on the Inside - 30m

The Male Reproductive System - 15m

Writing Peer Advice - 15m