In this lesson, students consider physical, emotional and social changes that are part of puberty. They begin by reading some journal entries about the feelings different fifth graders are having as they grow and change. They brainstorm a list of other feelings young people might have as they go through puberty, and complete an activity sheet to help them think about their own feelings. They discuss how a person’s body, thoughts and relationships change as well, and complete an activity sheet to illustrate an important way they themselves have changed over the last few years.
Students will be able to:
- Use self-assessment skills to identify feelings that are part of puberty.
- Use self-assessment skills to identify personal changes that are part of puberty.
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.
- SH-5: Be sexually abstinent.
National Health Education Standards
- Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
- Performance Indicator 1.5.1: Describe the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
- Performance Indicator 1.5.2: Identify examples of emotional, intellectual, physical, and social health.