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Human Growth and Development in Middle Adulthood

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students identify the differences between the transition model and the crisis model of midlife, and the myths associates with the latter. They describe cognitive and physical continuity and change in middle adulthood. Studnets compare...
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Beetle Pupa Metamorphoses Into Adulthood

For Teachers 1st - 5th
View a beetle wiggle out of its pupa shell into its full adult form. This clip includes good narration alongside clear description of the action taking place. It's not a pretty video but shows a vital part of the life cycle.
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Buying a Home: Terms of a Mortgage

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Buying a home, dealing with a lender, securing a mortgage; these are daunting tasks for many adults. Why not teach middle schoolers about this area of adulthood so they are better-prepared to make the leap into home ownership when they...
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Saving and Investing: Building Wealth for Financially-Secure Futures

For Teachers 9th - 12th
While spending is fun, saving for a retirement is the future. Young adults learn about the importance of saving and different opportunities to do so during their adulthood. 
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Your Microbiome: The Invisible Creatures That Keep You Alive!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans are born without any bacteria, yet have acquired the majority of the microbiome expected for adulthood by the age of three. A biology video introduces the human microbiome, and describes when the microbiome begins developing, how...
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Drinking Age

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Eighteen is the age of adulthood in the United States, but 21 is the legal drinking age. Pupils use the provided website to determine whether the age to legally purchase and consume alcohol should be lowered. They weigh the pros and...
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Personal Finance Project Resource Book

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Balancing a budget, paying taxes, and buying a home may feel out of reach for your high schoolers, but in their adult years they will thank you for the early tips. A set of five lessons integrates applicable money math activities with...
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People Grow and Change

For Students 6th - 8th
In this stages of human development chart, students complete a graphic organizer following the stages of human development from infancy to adulthood. The students creates connections of concepts of human development in a visual...
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Advance Notice

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
We often wait until adulthood to start analyzing learning styles. This informative and interesting presentation delves into how we learn. It is a quick and insightful look at how students perform in school. The information could be...
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Wetland Inhabitants

For Teachers K - 6th
A collection of activities, printable materials, and informational handouts are a perfect addition to your unit on the plants and animals that live in the wetlands habitat. First, kids bring in a picture of an adult, as well as a picture...
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Rites of Passage

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Prom, Quinceanera, Rumspringa. After reading a series of texts on various cultural traditions that mark the transition into adulthood, class members debate the question, “In the 21st century, should certain rites of passage continue to...
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The Children’s Hour

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Examine youth and adulthood with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "The Children's Hour." Class members read the poem while considering the value of youth. They then respond to four text-based questions and jot down some notes in...
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Sea Urchins Pull Themselves Inside Out To Be Reborn

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Sea Urchins live for centuries if they can make it to adulthood. The video highlights the challenges of sea urchins making the journey through the open sea for years. When they finally find a place to land, an amazing transformation occurs.
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David Copperfield

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Don't let the length scare you away. An eBook version of David Copperfield contains all 1,307 pages of the story. This digital version of the classic coming-of-age novel follows the title character from childhood into adulthood, giving...
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I Am Highly Effective

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Send your teen students into adulthood with great tools for efficiency, resolving conflicts, and school success! Learners use the tips and philosophies from Sean Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens in roleplay activities and a...
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Bloomin' Butterflies

For Teachers K - 12th
Get an up close and personal look at the metamorphosis of the butterfly. Pupils take ownership of their learning by collecting butterfly eggs, building a cage, and raising them to adulthood. The lesson resource provides instructions for...
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Froggy Fun

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students are introduced to the concept of life cycles. They discover how many species go through their lives in a series of stages from birth or hatching to adulthood. Such stages make up the life cycle. Students investigate the life...
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Growing and Changing Concept Book

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
From birth through adulthood, people grow and change a lot over a lifetime. Young learners explore their own development as they think about the past, present, and future in order to complete the pages of this printable book.
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Know Your Rites

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine ceremonies in cultures around the world that celebrate young peoples' entry into adulthood.
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Becoming an Adult

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students make plans for growing up. In this personal health instructional activity, students participate in a strategic planning session to prepare them for the challenges of adulthood. 
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Puberty

For Students 5th - 7th
A simple cloze activity gets learners developing a comfort level with sexual development terminology. For Activity 1, they use 12 terms to fill in 11 blanks in an informational text, including sperm, eggs, sex hormones, puberty,...
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HOOT Directed Reading Thinking Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's helpful to encourage kids to make predictions when beginning a reading unit. Before reading Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, have kids read Susan Barlow Broggi's Am I Grown Up When I'm Not Afraid of Spiders in My Shoes? to make predictions...
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Researching and Writing a Biography

For Students 4th - 7th
In this literature and writing graphic organizer activity, students choose a famous person to research. They fill in important facts that are described in the graphic organizer which start with the birth and childhood to the adulthood of...
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The Rights of the Child

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Don't be fooled by the size of the resource: these few pages provide the blueprint for a substantial, thoughtful unit on children's rights and the different philosophies and approaches that the United States and other countries have...

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