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Lesson 26: Dealing with Growing Up


This lesson helps students prepare for challenges that may come with growing up. They review some common questions fourth graders may have about growth and body changes, then work with a partner to provide advice and answers to additional questions. They take home a mini-poster to remind them to like and value their growing, changing bodies.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Explain how puberty and development can vary greatly and still be normal. 
  2. Demonstrate how to effectively communicate support for peers who are progressing through puberty.

SEL Connection

  • social awareness

Time: 40 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • SH-0: (ETR) Progress through puberty in a healthy way.
  • SH-1: Recognize developmental changes experienced by self and others during childhood and adolescence.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.5.1: Describe the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
  • Standard 8: Advocacy
  • Performance Indicator 8.5.1: Express opinions and give accurate information about health issues.
  • Performance Indicator 8.5.2: Encourage others to make positive health choices.
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