Childhood Development Teacher Resources

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Students demonstrate their knowledge of early childhood practices. In this early childhood lesson plan, students prepare a portfolio and a resource container following the Early Childhood STAR Event guidelines. Students do the case study in the event guidelines. Students give a presentation for the topic and write a reflection paper for the lesson plan.
Students explore biology by completing a human growth worksheet. In this child development instructional activity, students read assigned text about the human birth process and the ideal growth patterns for a child. Students answer study questions about children and complete a "Birth to 5 Years Old" worksheet.
Eighth graders read and compare creation stories of different cultures around the world. They identify and define the concept of the cycle of life and collect and analyze birth and childhood folk beliefs and stories in their families and other regions in Louisiana. Students also identify important milestones in their own and other children's lives and create personal childhood timelines.
Students complete activities that focus on food and nutrition. In this food lesson plan, students sort foods into healthy and not healthy, categorize them into ground and tree sorts, draw their favorite foods, make abc books of food, and more.
Students design delicious patterns in this math activity. In this early childhood math lesson, students develop math, observation, problem solving, and fine motor skills.
Any preschool teacher would be thrilled to have a resource like this one. It includes activity ideas, discussion leads, book suggestions, and a glossary for learners ages 2 - 5. The entire booklet focuses on ways to teach young children about the five themes of geography in a fun and developmentally appropriate way. The resource is a little old, but the ideas and activities are great. There is enough here for an entire week of activities.
Students in a teacher education program use a jigsaw method to identify the six areas of language arts to be taught in an early childhood classroom. They describe their vision of a literacy rich environment and practices uses a KWL chart and cooperative learning techniques.
Young scholars discover how to make a graph that represents the number of letters in their names. In this early childhood math lesson plan, students collect data, categorize data, and develop skills to analyze the pieces of data.
Students use a tape measure to measure the nursery, include permanent fixtures and furniture. Students construct a scale floor plan, creating your desired room design. Students determine the amount and type of floor covering needed. (square feet & square yards) Students calculate the amount of money needed to purchase the paint, wall border and floor covering. Students use ratio & proportion to obtain a scale.
Students examine the uniqueness of their family. In this early childhood lesson plan, students develop social awareness, creative thinking, and fine-motor skills as they complete an activity regarding their families.
Students become familiar with body changes during puberty.  In this stages of human development lesson plan, students review the stages of development from 1-5.  Students read an article called I'm Growing but Am I Normal? and discuss the information in the article. Students view a sheet about changes during puberty and answer questions.
Young scholars investigate the childhood immunizations and how they are used to help prevent the spread of disease. They conduct an information search using a variety of resources and focus upon the problem of disease in children. The research is used for class discussion.
Fourth graders research childhood diseases and health conditions. In this personal health lesson plan, 4th graders identify problems associated with and measures to control common childhood diseases or conditions such as asthma, allergies, diabetes, and epilepsy.
In this online interactive literature activity, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's EndStudents may check some of their answers online.
Students practice descriptive writing by viewing auto-portraits of young children.  In this art analysis lesson, students examine an auto-portrait of their teacher as a young child and ask him/her questions about their youth.  Students utilize a Smartboard or projector to discuss descriptive vocabulary words before using them to describe their own childhood.
Students explain the risks associated with teeth and gum problems during pregnancy. In this adult  health lesson, students brainstorm ways to prevent childhood cavities. They recommend ways to care for their teeth.
Students share and communicate with each other. In these two lessons about sharing and using words to communicate students will begin to socialize with each other. Students practice sharing by learning how to "take turns" and by role-playing with Popsicle stick puppets that students make. Students learn the song "Magic Words" which teaches students how to communicate.
Learners explore how to identify a primary source from a secondary source and better explain the effects of the institution of slavery on its victims, especially Students.
Young scholars write early childhood creative books. In this literacy instructional activity, students engage in a philanthropic act by writing and illustrating a book. Young scholars donate their books to new mothers.
In this activities for the early years worksheet, students complete activities about mixed to colors to get another and practice tracing the words "purple" and "green."