Chapter 2: Learning About Adolescence

This Chapter 2: Learning About Adolescence lesson plan also includes:

 The Native American symbol, The Circle of Life, represents life's spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional well being. By way of deep discussion, and two games, the instructional activity uses the Circle of Life to explore the stages of maturity, changes during adolescence, what they're looking forward to and what they're not, and how volition will help young adults not fall to peer pressure. Games challenge pupils to define vocabulary terms while matching words to their definition and ordering picture cards. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Keep the question box out for the remainder of the day or week, encourage pupils to leave a question if they think of one after the lesson is over 
  • Assign the online portion of the lesson for homework the night before you plan to conduct the series of activities 
  • Revisit the Circle of Life to remind learners of the importance of self-care in all sections, especially during the life changes that come with puberty 
Classroom Considerations

  • The second lesson in a series of seven builds on the previous lesson
  • This subject requires parental or guardian consent
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Boosts social and emotional learning competency, self-awareness
  • Provides ample opportunity to practice speaking and listening skills
Cons

  • None
Common Core