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Students examine the female and male reproductive system while describing names, purposes, and locations of reproductive organs. In this reproductive system activity, students explain the functions of the parts of the female and male reproductive systems. Students complete a worksheet as a large group.
Prepare three different simple meals with your special needs class to prepare them for an independent life. They watch a video of a person preparing three different meals, they pause the video, complete the steps, then push play when they are ready to continue. This is a great way to build independence and self-sufficiency in your higher-functioning participants.
Seventh graders study facets of sewing. They create and complete a sewing project.
Students learn the basic principles of microwave cooking and prepare a dessert in the microwave using correct procedures.
Fourth graders discover how to cook rice. In this cooking lesson, 4th graders discover how to cook rice correctly. Students read and follow cooking directions and discuss how their rice turned out.
Students review abbreviations of words used in recipes, acceptable substitutions of foods in recipes, standard equivalents of measurements and correct terminology of cooking terms through the use of written assignments.
Students, using the "Oh Sew Easy" book, create a duvet cover. Along with the duvet cover they create a a shower curtain. Students perform the hands on activity by using fabric and a sewing machine.
In this home economics worksheet, students find the terms that are related to the subject of cooking. The answers are found when clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
Young scholars enjoy the excitement in the short story, Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! In this Cook-A-Doodle Doo! lesson plan, students work to tell the difference between fact and fiction, learn vocabulary, and compare and contrast different stories.
Third graders make journey cakes. For this cooking lesson, 3rd graders read written directions for journey cakes and measure out the ingredients. They cook and discuss the relationship between the cakes and Native Americans. 
A health activity presents all aspects of conception and pregnancy. Fourth through sixth-graders define terms associated with pregnancy, label a chart of a woman, and discuss how pregnancy occurs. Some excellent activities and a wonderful worksheet are included in this impressive plan. Answers for the worksheet are available as well.
Excerpts from a New York Times article about children cooking dinner for their family can lead learners to express opinions about taking on real life responsibilities. The story will prompt discussion, but add more questions directed at expressing and supporting opinions than the ones included here.
Students discuss the importance of and ways to report sexual exploitation. They complete a worksheet and draw pictures of themselves and caption the drawing with an empowering message.
Learners view a sample notebook of different types of clothing and techniques. In groups, they practice using the techniques to create their own sample notebooks. To end the lesson plan, they are introduced to more advanced sewing techniques like putting in zippers.
Students investigate the medical terms, locations, and purposes of several of the male and female reproductive systems. Feeling good about their bodies and growing up forms the basis of this activity.
Students evaluate human psychology by answering sexual health study questions. In this exploitation instructional activity, students identify the main causes for sexual assault, the best ways to deal with it at the time and how to prevent it from happening further. Students answer questions regarding human health and student psychology.
In this movie worksheet on the film "World in the Balance," students answer a set of 2 pre-viewing questions, then 21 viewing and 1 post-viewing question.
Using the microwave, boiling water for pasta, and using a knife to make a sandwich are all independent living skills. Prepare your special needs young scholars for life by having them prepare three easy-to-cook items. Each skill is laid out as numbered steps, which is great for the learner and for you. Tip: For readers, print and enlarge the steps for each cooking activity and post at eye level in the cooking area.
Students use the book "Small Quilts with Vintage Charm" to utilize the steps and techniques to make a quilt. They focus on accurate cutting, sewing, and fabric selection.
Young scholars listen to explanations of what can go wrong in pregnancy and why problems arise. They complete worksheets and define terminology.

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