Human Growth & Development, Washington High School
What do students need to thrive?
Students will explore the role of nurturance on development throughout the lifespan, how infants’ brains develop through their relationship with their caregivers, and how love is expressed in different cultures. Ultimately, recommendations for changes to school processes and procedures will be given to administrators that help promote a more nurturing and resilient school environment.
The Main Objectives of this unit are:
This lesson will help students explore the role of nurturance on development throughout the lifespan, how infants’ brains develop through their relationship with their caregivers, and how love is expressed in different cultures.
This lesson will provide students with a deeper understanding of the types of stress and how they impact the body and its development. With this information, students will be able to better understand how brain connections and how the communication pathways work.
This lesson will provide students with healthy coping strategies to deal with stress. It will illustrate the difference between what constitutes as a health verses unhealthy coping strategy. With this knowledge, students will be able to create a personalized coping strategy and inform members of the community about the pest practices to deal with stress.
This lesson gives students the tools to identify the ways in which the environments they inhabit (home, school, work) have an impact on their ability to thrive. With these tools, the students will begin to create an observation log that focuses on shared or common experiences.
This lesson helps the student reflect on their final projects and get feedback from classmates. The students will use this feedback to better enhance their final projects which will be given to Wyandotte High School Administration. Publications will also be made available online (webpage, YouTube videos, podcasts) and throughout the school (pamphlets, posters, flyers).