The Teen Years

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  • Lesson Identification and TEKS Addressed

    Cluster : Education and Training

    Course : Human Growth and Development

  • TEKS Student Expectations

    • (6) The student understands the development of children ages 11 through 19 years. The student is expected to:
      • (A) analyze the biological and cognitive development of adolescents;
      • (B) analyze the emotional and social development of adolescents
      • (D) discuss the influences of the family and society on adolescents
      • (E) determine appropriate guidance techniques for adolescents
    • (11) The student understands the skills necessary for career preparation. The student is expected to:
      • (C) practice human-relation skills
      • (D) demonstrate effective verbal, non-verbal, written, and electronic communication skills
  • Basic Direct Teach Lesson

    Instructional Objectives

    Students will:

    • Explain biological, cognitive, emotional and social changes in adolescents.
    • Describe how family and society influence adolescents.
    • Summarize guidance techniques for adolescents.
    • Construct a digital comic about adolescent development.
  • Rationale

    Script:

    This lesson will help you to better understand yourself and your peers as teenagers. We will explore many of the same topics we did when we discussed preschool and school-aged children, however now with the addition of adolescent development, you will be able to compare and contrast the differences in teaching lessons for each age group. At the end of this lesson, you will create a digital comic on http://goanimate.com/.

  • Duration of Lesson

    Five 45 minute class periods.

  • Word Wall

    Abstract thought: The capacity to consider “what if” situations, to create sophisticated arguments, and to reason from different points of view

    Adolescence: The state or process of growing up

    Adolescent: Teen

    Depression: Feelings of intense sadness last for long periods of time and prevent a person from leading a normal life

    Estrogen: A hormone produced by the ovaries

    Personal identity: A sense of oneself as a unique individual

    Testosterone: A hormone produced by the testicles

  • Materials/Specialized Equipment Needed

    Equipment:

    • computer with projector for PowerPoint™ presentation
    • presenter/remote
    • computer lab with Internet access
    • copies of handouts (see All Lesson Attachments tab)
  • Anticipatory Set

    Before class begins: Obtain copies of several different popular magazines and place them in the center of the tables for the students to see as they enter the classroom.

    As class begins, let the students look through the magazines.

    Ask the following questions:

    • What do you think the magazines have to do with teenagers?
    • How can magazines influence teenagers?
    • What other types of media influence teenagers?
  • Direct Instruction with Special Education Modifications/Accommodations

    Introduce objectives, terms, and definitions.

    Distribute graphic organizer, KWHL Chart – The Teen Years, (see All Lesson Attachments tab) and have students fill out the first three columns of the chart. Ask students to write down what they already know about the topic in the first column, what they want to learn about the topic in the second column and how they can locate more information about the topic in the third column. The last column will be completed during lesson closure.

    Distribute handout, Notetaking – The Teen Years, (see All Lesson Attachments tab) and introduce PowerPoint™, The Teen Years (see All Lesson Attachments tab). Students will be expected to take notes while viewing the slide presentation.

    Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for all special education students must be followed. Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

    • check for understanding
    • providing assistance with note-taking
    • providing extra time for oral response
    • frequent feedback

  • Guided Practice with Special Education Modifications/Accommodations

    Distribute handout, The Teen Years Project (see All Lesson Attachments tab). Inform students that they will be creating an electronic presentation about the topic “The Teen Years”, preferably utilizing http://goanimate.com/. Alternative electronic presentation options include PowerPoint™ and http://prezi.com. For the purposes of this lesson, a rubric for a Go Animate presentation has been included, however you may develop a different rubric, see http://cte.sfasu.edu/classroom-essentials/rubrics/. Online beginner’s tutorials may be found at http://goanimate.com/video-maker-tips/topic/tutorials/goanimate-tutorials/.

    Inform students that the assignment may be prepared individually or with a partner. Explain that information will be expected to be retrieved only from reliable sources. Provide students with project rubric and thoroughly review all components so that students understand how their projects will be accessed. Provide due date within three class periods.

    Students must present summative information in an oral presentation. Analyze rubrics for each oral presentation (see All Lesson Attachments tab) so that students are aware of assessment procedures.

    Assist students with research and Go Animate presentation. Keep students focused and on task.

    Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for all special education students must be followed. Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

    • check for understanding
    • providing extra time for oral response
    • frequent feedback
    • providing peer tutoring
    • reducing length of assignment
  • Independent Practice/Laboratory Experience with Special Education Modifications/Accommodations

    Students will work independently or with a partner researching and collecting data for their assignment. At the end of each class period have each student or group give a brief status report on their assignment. Students will complete their assignments and begin presentations.

    Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for all special education students must be followed. Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

    • check for understanding
    • providing extra time for oral response
    • frequent feedback
    • providing peer tutoring
    • reducing length of assignment
    • assisting student in gathering information
    • providing praise and encouragement
  • Lesson Closure

    Review objectives, terms, and definitions.

    Complete graphic organizer, KWHL Chart – The Teen Years, (see All Lesson Attachments tab) to analyze what they have learned about educating students during adolescents.

  • Summative/End of Lesson Assessment with Special Education Modifications/Accommodations

    Student oral presentations will be assessed with appropriate rubric provided during Guided Practice.

    Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for all special education students must be followed. Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

    • grading according to work done
    • providing praise and encouragement
  • References/Resources

    Textbooks:

    • Brisbane, H. (2010). The developing child. Columbus, OH: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.

    Websites:

  • Additional Required Components

    English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) Strategies

    • word wall
    • draw visual representations of terms on word wall
  • College and Career Readiness Connection

    AchieveTexas Career Cluster Crosswalks

    The Career Cluster Crosswalks housed on the AchieveTexas website http://www.achievetexas.org/index.html provide Texas teachers with a direct connection between their CTE course TEKS and the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS). Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Cross-Disciplinary integration are the focus of the CCRS. These college and career readiness standards are essential in the planning and delivery of CTE lessons. The extent to which the integration occurs is determined by the methods and strategies utilized by each teacher.

    Career Cluster Crosswalks for Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, and Human Services Career Clusters can be found at:
    http://www.achievetexas.org/Career%20Cluster%20Crosswalks.htm

  • Recommended Strategies

    Reading Strategies

    Promote the use of the pre-reading strategy prediction.

    Print and discuss Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health: Adolescent development from the World Health Organization at http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/topics/adolescence/dev/en/index.html.

  • Quotes

    Critical thinking skills begin to develop during puberty, and no one is quite sure when these skills stop developing. Children entering the teen life stage are now able to think in gray areas. No longer is everything black and white.
    -Denise Witmer

    During adolescence imagination is boundless. The urge toward self-perfection is at its peak. And with all their self-absorption and personalized dreams of glory, youth are in pursuit of something larger than personal passions, some values or ideals to which they might attach their imaginations.
    -Louise J. Kaplan

  • Multimedia/Visual Strategies

    PowerPoint™:

    • The Teen Years
    • Presentation Notes for The Teen Years

    TED Talks:

    • Pearl Arredondo: My story, from gangland daughter to star teacher
      Pearl Arredondo grew up in East Los Angeles, the daughter of a high-ranking gang member who was in and out of jail. Many teachers wrote her off as having a problem with authority. Now a teacher herself, she’s creating a different kind of school and telling students her story so that they know it’s okay if sometimes homework isn’t the first thing on their minds.
      http://www.ted.com/talks/pearl_arredondo_my_story_from_gangland_daughter_to_star_teacher

    Websites:

    Files for downloading:

  • Graphic Organizers/Handout

    Graphic Organizer:

    • KWHL Chart – The Teen Years

    Handouts:

    • Goanimate Instructions
    • Notetaking – The Teen Years
    • The Teen Years Project

    Files for downloading:

  • Writing Strategies

    Journal entries:

    • Over the years, I have changed in the following ways…..
    • I like ________ about myself most because……
    • When I am upset, I feel like I can always talk to __________ because………
    • What is the biggest difference between teaching elementary students and adolescents?
    • As a future educator, it is important to know…..

    Writing strategy:

    • RAFT (Role, Audience, Format and Topic) writing strategy:
      Role: Friend
      Audience: Friend
      Format: Letter writing
      Topic: Write a letter to a friend who is having a difficult time dealing with pressures from school, parents and society. Give positive advice to your friend in dealing with the situation.
  • Communication 90 Second Speech Topics

    • How can society influence teenagers?
    • How can teenagers develop a healthy self-image?
    • Describe how parents and teenagers can develop a close bond.
    • How can educators best teach teenagers?
  • Other Essential Lesson Components

    Enrichment activity

    Conduct an interview of students ranging in age from 11 – 19 years on one of the following topics:

    • biological development
    • cognitive development
    • social development
    • emotional development

    Ask a variety of questions. Record both the questions and responses, along with the age of the student. Compare and contrast the answers from the students.

    TED Talks:

    TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). The video below is related to this lesson. Allow students to view the video and lead a discusson concerning the TED Talk.

    • Pearl Arredondo: My story, from gangland daughter to star teacher
      Pearl Arredondo grew up in East Los Angeles, the daughter of a high-ranking gang member who was in and out of jail. Many teachers wrote her off as having a problem with authority. Now a teacher herself, she’s creating a different kind of school and telling students her story so that they know it’s okay if sometimes homework isn’t the first thing on their minds.
      http://www.ted.com/talks/pearl_arredondo_my_story_from_gangland_daughter_to_star_teacher
  • Family/Community Connection

    Invite guest speakers from the community to speak on teen health issues such as friendships, nutrition, depression, anxiety, parents, teen pregnancy…

  • CTSO connection

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

    http://texasfccla.org

    STAR Events:

    • Leadership – An individual event, recognizes participants who actively evaluate and grow in their leadership potential. Participants use the Student Leadership Challenge and supporting materials, to investigate their leadership ability and develop a mentorship relationship to further their leadership development.
    • Life Event Planning – An individual or team event – recognizes participants who apply skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to manage the costs of an event.

    Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE)

    http://tafeonline.org

    TAFE Events:

    • Chapter Yearbook Contest – This contest is a team event where members work together to create a historical record of their chapter’s projects and activities throughout the year. The yearbook events that can be included are the chapter’s participation in the previous year’s Teach Tomorrow Summit and all the events up to the current year’s Teach Tomorrow Summit. Participants must prepare a Chapter Yearbook and an oral presentation describing the activities of the chapter and summarizing the projects.
    • Ethical Dilemma – This is a team event. In this competition, the chapter must debate an ethical education-related dilemma. This competition requires members to think deeply about an ethical issue and to employ critical-thinking skills and use persuasive communication techniques to collaboratively debate an ethical dilemma. Participants must prepare a presentation describing the process the chapter went through to reach a consensus.
    • Lesson Planning and Delivery – CTE – This competition is an individual event where future educators will plan, prepare and deliver a lesson of their choosing to an actual CTE classroom of students. Self-reflection following the lesson is an essential component of this competition as future educators begin the practice of honing their own teaching skills. Participants will prepare a lesson plan and a 10 minute video teaching the lesson to a class.
  • Service Learning Projects

    Successful service learning project ideas originate from student concerns and needs. Allow students to brainstorm about service projects pertaining to lesson. For additional information on service learning see http://www.servicelearning.org.

    Possible idea:

    Have students assemble self-care kits for students in need to be kept in the school clinic. Examples of items could include: deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, body spray, razors, shave gel, hair brush, lip balm, sanitary napkins, etc.

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