In this lesson, students learn more about the changes and new responsibilities that accompany puberty. A reading sheet presents facts about puberty. Then students review some questions young people might have and apply information and key points from the reading to answer them. They take home a family sheet to help them talk about puberty with their parents or guardians.
Students will be able to:
- Describe the physical, social, and emotional changes that occur during puberty.
- Explain how puberty and development can vary greatly and still be normal.
- Identify characteristics of a responsible family member.
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.
- Standard 2: Analyzing Influences
- Performance Indicator 2.5.1: Describe how family influences personal health practices and behaviors.
- Standard 7: Practicing Health-Enhancing Behaviors
- Performance Indicator 7.5.1: Identify responsible personal health behaviors.