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girl talk Plus

HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

grades 4-8

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. The “Plus” course has an added component that allows participants to learn about the process of human development from conception to birth.

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Topics

Covered

  • Definition of puberty and its onset

  • Physical changes for puberty for females

  • Female reproductive organs and their functions

  • Maintaining personal hygiene

  • Maintaining a positive body image

  • Ovulation and Menstruation

  • Emotional changes during puberty

  • Human Development from conception to birth

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

  • Students will be able to describe the stages of embryonic and fetal development through birth

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

Estimated Teachable Minutes

GIRL TALK PLUS - 45 Minutes

While You Watch worksheet - 15m

Anonymous Questions - 10m

Family Interview - 30m

Growth Diary - 30m

Girls & Puberty Crossword Puzzle - 15m

Introduction to Boys’ Puberty - 15m

My  Past, Present, and Future Self - 15m

Personal Timeline - 15m

Puberty Venn Diagram -15m

The Female Reproductive System - 15m

40 Weeks to Build a Baby - 60m

Deodorant Survey - 15m

Puberty Skits - 60m

Menstruation - 60m

Pregnancy & Childbirth - 30m

What Influences Me? - 30m

What’s Happening on the Outside? - 45m

What’s Happening on the Inside? - 30m

Writing Peer Advice - 15m