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Young scholars examine the muscular system. In this muscular system lesson, students first draw a realistic representation of their leg or arm bones. Young scholars do several activities to attach these bones to "joints" with string to simulate the actual movement of our bodies.
Students explore human development using Internet resources that contain text, drawings, photos, and video about human development. They research a trimester of pregnancy then create drawings to show what is happening to the fetus during the three months for which they are responsible.
Intended for moderate to severely disabled students, this lesson focuses on building an understanding of human anatomy. A secondary special education class reviews, identifies, and labels parts of the body. Including the internal and external reproductive system. Note: The included handouts are of anatomically correct male and female bodies and may not be appropriate for everybody. Consent may be required prior to engaging in this lesson.
Examine Erikson's chart on the various stages one goes through growing up. Individually, they write a paper on whether or not they fit into those categories and how they are different today. In groups, for each stage they role play the role of someone in that stage in front of the class.