Unit 2 - Individual human development and health issues
Lesson plan: Childhood development
Individual human development and health issues
Area of study 2:
Child health and individual development
- Physical, social, emotional and intellectual development from birth to late childhood
- Describe the characteristics of individual human development from birth to late childhood
Students will identify some of key characteristics of each of the types of development—physical, social, emotional, intellectual—for birth to 12 years of age.
Students will produce a comic strip series using Comic Life software to represent the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children from birth to 12 years of age.
How will digital learning be integrated into this lesson?
- Comic Life software—available to all teachers in government secondary schools as part of the eduSTAR software program. Comic Life is available for download at http://comic-life.en.softonic.com/
- To summarise the key developmental milestones from birth to 12 years of age by creating a visual representation using photographs and text
- To show development during childhood as a progression/sequence
Lesson procedure (2 periods)
- Ask students to design and create a comic strip to illustrate the characteristics of development from birth to 12 years of age.
- The teacher introduces to the topic, making sure that students are familiar with the functionality of Comic Life.
- The teacher distributes Chapter 1 student worksheet and outline the requirements of the task
Comic Life software
Comic Life tutorial
Comic Life tutorial: https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/?B9W9XM
Digital Deck: Comic Life: https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/?7C2SB5
eduSTAR Catalogue–Comic Life: https://www.edustar.vic.gov.au/catalogue (N.B. government school login required)
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