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Using the State Curriculum: Health, Grade 5

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Family Life and Human Sexuality:

Health:

Standard 4.0 Family Life and Human Sexuality

Students will demonstrate the ability to use human development knowledge, social skills, and health enhancing strategies to promote positive relationships and health growth and development throughout the life cycle.

Topic

A. Family Unit

Indicator

  • 1. Describe how family members influence the development of adolescents.
Objectives
  1. Describe the relationships that exist within a family.
  2. Explain how family relationships may change during puberty.

Topic

C. Puberty and Reproduction

Indicator

  • 1. Describe the impact of puberty on physical wellness.
Objectives
  1. Define puberty.
  2. Identify the parts of the human male and female reproductive system.
  3. Explain the function of the human reproductive organs.
  4. Explain the menstrual cycle and nocturnal emissions.
  5. Identify personal hygiene products.

Topic

D. Healthy Relationships

Indicator

  • 1. Describe how relationships change with peers throughout puberty.
Objectives
  1. Identify various positive and negative social groups.
  2. Describe male and female stereotypes and their impact on the individual and a diverse society.