This lesson helps students explore feelings and issues around growing up and beginning to go through puberty. Students respond to a survey with questions about growing and changing, then discuss their responses, including things that are difficult and things that are good. They complete an activity sheet that allows them to express some of the things they are thinking and feeling, and suggest advice they would give to younger students to help them cope with these new thoughts and feelings.
Note: The HealthSmart Grade 4 lessons cover general changes of puberty. For more detailed lessons on physical development, see HealthSmart Grade 5.
Students will be able to:
Time: 40 minutes