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Learners consider the influence of bullies and map the social ecosystem of their schools. They create lifelines that compare baboon and human development and write an essay that considers the relationship between psychosocial development and progress.
Students explore biology by completing a human growth worksheet. In this child development lesson, 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.
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.
Students identify their feelings and learn constructive ways of handling conflict.  In this conflict lesson students discuss their feelings and when they are feeling a certain way what they can do to remedy the situation. 
Students brainstorm about the physical, emotional, and social developmental milestones of human beings. They complete a timeline as a class that begins with birth and ends with death. Students identify whether each milestone is physical, emotional, social, or a combination. They are explained that psychologists have studied the relationships between these milestones of human aging and emotional and social development.
Students write dialogue about an important life event. They present their story to class and describe how this event helped in their development. Students explain different stages of human development as it pertains to their own life.
Students interpret the United Nations Human Development Reports and explain the relevance and use of the human development index in offering insight into a nation and its challenges. They draft a letter to the United Nations.
Students become familiar with body changes during puberty.  In this stages of human development lesson, 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.
Students investigate the global population explosion, by comparing India's and China's population control efforts and results. They interpret the UN's Human Development Report, and conduct research on another highly-populated country.
Students investigate the eight stages of human development.  In this stages of life lesson students discuss as a class the stages and complete an activity. 
Pupils examine the types of changes they are experiencing during adolescence. As a class, they are introduced to the physical changes in men and women and discover the functions of various glands. In groups, they research the affect of different hormones on the human body. To end the lesson, they label a diagram of the male and female reproductive organs.
Learners examine the process of human development and identify the reasons for a good nights sleep. Individually, they write a list of the situations in their lives which are stressful. As a class, they discuss myths about stress and read a case to identify the positives and negatives of stress.
Students, analyze and discuss cleft lip, cleft palate, anencephaly, spina bifida and septal defects in the heart--well-known malformations that can occur in the first trimester of prenatal devalopment. They play the review game, Fetal Pursuit.
In vitro and sonogram pictures from four through thirty-seven weeks are shown in a slide show as music plays in the background. Baby and toddler pictures wrap up the presentation. Incredible imaging is captured and displayed in this beautiful video. Use these images in a science class as you talk about human development.
Young scholars examine the role of globalization in developing countries. They write grant proposals to fund a development project that focuses on a specific development strategy.
The 2005 version of the Regents High School Examination in the area of ecology is as comprehensive as previous years' exams. It consists of 40 multiple choice questions on everything from the structure of DNA to the interactions within an ecosystem. Questions following include analysis of population graphs, interpreting data, drawing a graph, and short essay responses. The same range of topics is covered. 
With this animated, storybook-style application, journey through the phenomenal processes of fertilization, gestation, and human development. 
Eleventh graders explore psychology by completing a student sociology activity.  In this human development instructional activity, 11th graders identify the important influences in their lives and complete a worksheet based on their own lives. Students conduct a discussion with their classmates about social development.
Help little learners understand what happens during the human life cycle. Each slide defines and poses discussion questions regarding each phase of human life. Infancy, childhood, the teen years, adulthood, and old age are all covered. This is a great way to discuss how humans develop and can be used to compare the life cycle of a human to other animals.
A simple cloze activity gets learners developing a comfort level with sexual development terminology. For Activity 1, they use 12 terms to fill in 11 blanks in an informational text, including sperm, eggs, sex hormones, puberty, fertilisation, and testes. In Activity 2, students explain 5 of the terms from the first activity in short-answer responses. There is little critical thinking or analysis involved. This printout has company logos on the bottom, including Durex.

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