Human Growth and Development

Welcome to 8th grade Human Growth and Development!

Your child will have Human Growth and Development for one quarter as part of the Unified Arts rotation.  During this course, they will be given the factual information to be able to make healthy decisions as they transition into adulthood.  



GRADING:

Homework assignments will count for 10% of the final grade
Multiple Formative classroom assessments
Summative classroom assessments

COURSE OUTLINE:

I. Human Life Cycle

Time Line of Human Growth and Development

Puberty & Adolescence

Maturation process

Human Reproductive Systems

 

II. Childbirth

Conception

Prenatal Growth and Development

Childbirth

 

III. Self Control and Abstinence

Abstinence

Strategies for Handling Peer/Sexual Pressure 

Reasons for Delaying Sexual Intimacy - including religious, social and legal


IV. Prevention of Pregnancy/Sexually Transmitted Infections

Self Control and Responsible Behavior

Sexual Abstinence

Birth Control Methods

HIV AIDS

 

V. Parenting

Responsibilities

Parenting Alternatives - marriage, single parenting, adoption, (induced) abortion, and safe haven law

Consequences of Teenage Pregnancy - emotional, physical, legal, economic, social, etc.

 

VI. Self Concepts and Interpersonal Relationships

Dating relationships (healthy vs. unhealthy)

Dating Pressures

Communication

Technology usage/abuse

Relationship Abuse (early warning signs)

LGBTQ Terminology

 

VII. Sexually Transmitted Infections (S.T.I.s)

Sexual Orientation - definition of terms: celibacy, heterosexual, monogamous, fidelity, homosexual, bisexual

Common S.T.I.'s - chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes simplex II (H.S.V.), human papilloma virus (H.P.V.), syphilis, etc.

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (H.I.V./A.I.D.S.)