Media Moments

Throughout this unit, we will be discussing topics in smaller groups and you will be tasked with taking notes on your Wellness Drives on specific media resources.

Individually, in pairs or in small groups, watch ALL of the sources outlined in BLUE, and discuss the main points of each video, making sure to take clear notes.

Pubertyhttp://www.brainpop.com/health/geneticsgrowthanddevelopment/puberty/

Reproductionhttp://www.brainpop.com/health/bodysystems/reproductivesystem/

Acne: http://www.brainpop.com/health/personalhealth/acne/

 

Once you’ve finished, select 3 of the 5 following sources to view, discuss, and take notes on:

1)  Endocrine system http://www.brainpop.com/health/bodysystems/endocrinesystem/

2)  Hormones: http://www.brainpop.com/health/bodysystems/hormones/

3)  Growth: http://www.brainpop.com/health/geneticsgrowthanddevelopment/growth/

4)  Menstrual Cycle/Periodhttp://www.brainpop.com/health/personalhealth/period/

5)  Kids Health menstrual cycle http://kidshealth.org/teen/interactive/female_it.html

 

 

Puberty Differences between Boys and Girls

The images below discuss some perceptions boys and girls may have of the opposite gender.  Have a chat with your partner about these perceptions and how they could lead to inaccurate generalizations of the opposite gender.

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Check out the checklist below to see if you can tell which changes are just for boys, just for girls, and which changes boys and girls go through!

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For those looking for definitions of certain terms, the vocabulary list below will help your understanding.

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Unit 4: Reproductive Health and Relationships

Great work on your Tobacco Mixed Media Projects!  Everyone did such a great job! We’re now moving on to our last Unit of the the year, Reproductive Health and Relationships. Below you will find the Unit Understandings, Essential Questions, Outcomes, and the chapter in our Textbook that we’ll be working with.  If you have any questions at all, feel free to come and see me at any time!

UNIT UNDERSTANDINGS

  • Students will understand that personal choices can cause or prevent reproductive health problems for males and females.
  •  Students will understand the physical, mental, and emotional changes they will experience during puberty in preparation for adult.

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

  1. Why do we develop at different rates?
  2. Why is it important to understand proper health care during this time of transition?
  3. Why do teenagers think differently than adults?
  4. Why do teenagers experience mood swings?

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will know :

  • the role of the male reproduction system
  • the function of each of the organs of the  reproductive system
  • five things a man can do to keep his reproductive system healthy
  • the role of the female reproductive system
  • the function of each of the organs in the female reproductive system
  • the changes in the body during the menstrual cycle
  • five things that a female can do to keep her reproductive system healthy
  • the physical changes that occur in boys and girls during adolescence
  • the mental and emotional changes that occur during adolescence
  • the social changes that occur

Reproductive Health Problems

One of the essential questions of this unit is:  why is it important to understand proper health care during this time of transition?  In gender specific groups, we will be examining the different common reproductive problems for males and females and ways in which these can be prevented.

 

In your groups, you will be tasked with creating a visual demonstration of your understanding (on butcher paper) of the information presented in the pages listed below:

1)     Describe six problems of the female reproductive system p.224-225 

2)     Describe four ways to prevent common female reproductive problems p.224-225 

3)     Describe the six common ways to treat female reproductive problems

4)     Describe seven problems of the male reproductive system p.220-221 

5)     Describe four ways to prevent common male reproductive problems p.220-221

6)     Describe the six common ways to treat male reproductive problems

When you are finished, display your visual representations around the room and do a gallery walk of the other group’s chart.  Take 3 post-it notes and use the CONNECT/EXTEND/CHALLENGE (use one post it note for each) thinking routine and post it on the poster. See below.

CONNECT: How are the ideas and information presented
CONNECTED to what you already knew?
EXTEND: What new ideas did you get that EXTENDED or pushed your thinking in new directions?
CHALLENGE: What is still CHALLENGING or confusing for you to get your mind around? What ques-tions, wonderings or puzzles do you now have?

Reproductive Process: Order of Events

Below you will find both the order of events for males and females during the reproductive process that occurs before fertilization.

Can you name the male and female sex hormones?

MALE FEMALE
Penis (sexual organ) becomes erect (spongy tissue fills with blood). Day 1.  Shedding of the uterus lining (endometrium).  Lasts up to 7 days.
Sperm is made and stored in the testes (sex gland) and it is released. Day 14-16.  An ovum (egg – sex cell) is released from the ovary (sex organ)
Sperm (sex cell) travels along the sperm duct. An ovum travels along the fallopian tube to the uterus.
Fluids produced in the seminal vesicles and prostate gland mix with the sperm. The ovum implants in the uterus and the lining thickens.
Semen (fluids and sperm) is released through the urethra.  This is called ejaculation. The ovum matures and lining thickens if it is NOT fertilized the menstrual cycle will start again.

Unit 4 Performance Task – 100% Me

Your last performance task for the semester involves taking everything you have learned about Reproductive Health and translating it into a fun, educational, and informative board game for 6th Grade students coming into the 7th Grade.  Below you will find everything you need to get started.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with! Have fun!

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR TASK AND RUBRIC:

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After you have played the board game with G6 students  . . .  . .we will have a 10 minute GUIDED discussion in small single gender groups about transitioning into 7th grade.

 

G7 students will answer this question: What would you tell your younger self about puberty?

IDEAS FOR OTHER DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

UNIT 4 Essential Questions

  • Why do we develop at different rates?
  • Why do teenagers thing differently than adults?
  • Why do teenagers experience mood swings?
  • Why is health care important at this time?

Other Ideas 

  • Why do girls experience cramps during their period?
  • Why do boys have nipples?
  • What do the sex hormones do?
  • How do you handle crushes?
  • Why do I need to wash more frequently?
  • Why do girls and boys think differently?
  • What are some zit myths?
  • What are the “facts of life”?
  • Does having your period mean you can’t do physical activity?
  • Will exercise make my breasts bigger?
  • What is the female cycle?
  • Why do I feel like I want to be independent from my family?

 

SAMPLE BOARD GAME:

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SOURCES FOR YOU TO BROWSE THROUGH:


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Unit 4 Test Review

We’re approaching the last few classes of Wellness for this semester!  Great job everyone and thanks for a productive, awesome, and fun Wellness class!!

The Unit Assessment is coming up.  Below you will find some review questions as well as a link to the quizlet which will help you study! Good Luck! 🙂

QUIZLET

REVIEW TOPICS:

√ the function of the reproductive system

√ the names of the organs of the female and male reproductive system

√ order of events before fertilization (BrainPop sheet)

√ the events during the menstrual cycle

√ three health problems of a male and female reproductive system

√ three things that a girl and a boy can do to keep her reproductive system healthy

√ the physical, social and emotional changes that occur in boys and girls during puberty