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Alternate Lesson 34-35: Understanding a Growing Body

Overview

This alternate lesson can be used in place of Lessons 34 and 35 to present reproductive anatomy in a gender-neutral way. The lesson helps students learn how they can protect their sexual health. A reading sheet presents facts about basic anatomy and things young people can do to stay healthy. Students complete an activity sheet to match definitions to body parts and respond to questions about the physical changes of puberty.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify basic reproductive body parts and their functions.
  2. Explain how puberty and development can vary greatly and still be normal.

Time: 45 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.
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