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Young scholars examine the life of a teenager from their own perspective and an adult's. In groups, they focus on the biological changes and how they are different in a girl and a boy. Individually, they write a paper about these changes and include characteristics that relate to their personality and identity. To end the activity, they are introduced to Kohlberg's theory of Moral Reasoning and Piaget's theory of Cognitive Development.
Students engage in activities designed to increase self esteem, self awareness and human sexuality. They engage in a variety of activities to encourage active participation, introspection, stating and examining values, gaining factual knowledge, correcting misinformation, evaluating the effect of the media on their lifestyle, and practice at decision making.
Students examine the effects of an urban setting on the development of male adolescence. After watching a film, they identify the problems in the relationship of the characters. They discuss the impact of becoming a teenage father and role play the role in different scenerios. To end the lesson, they watch a video on the changes they should except physically and mentally.
Fourth graders design a necklace using beads. In this algebraic math lesson, 4th graders are given small packs of beads to use in creating a pattern for a necklace, then determine how many packs of beads they would need to complete the necklace and how much the necklace would cost. Lesson includes extension activities and a follow-up article explaining this type of activity.
First graders analyze the role of the Jim Crow laws on race relations. As a class, they are segregated based on the color shirt they have or some other simple criteria and wear either a square or circle sticker representing the majority and minority. They read the story of an African-American who is the first to attend an all white school and write a response to end the lesson.
Sixth graders examine the changes occuring during adolescents using children's literature. As a class, they brainstorm a list of the various roles they play in their family. In groups, they use excerpts of plays from Shakespeare to identify the images of youth and compare them to their own images. To end the lesson, they discuss the changes occuring not only physically but mentally.
Pupils begin their examination of the changes their body is going to go through during puberty. In groups of boys and girls, they discover their experiences during puberty are going to be very different from one another. As a class, they discuss the consequences of having unprotected sex and role-play various scenerios to end the lesson.
Help develop graphing skills in your young learners.. They create a picture graph, represent 1:1 correspondence, represent same and different, and draw conclusions. They write an experience story about the conclusions drawn from the graph. They cut pictures from magazines or newspapers of homes like theirs or houses they like and categorize by type of structure.
Students discuss what they expect out of their education. After reading a story, they answer comprehension questions and match the meaning of the word to the vocabulary word. To end the instructional activity, they write a story about a time in which they gave someone a gift.