VCE Health and Human Development - Digi Dialogues

Unit 2 Curriculum Story Lesson plan Student work

Unit 2 - Individual human development and health issues

Lesson plan: Childhood development

Unit 2:

Individual human development and health issues

Area of study 2:

Child health and individual development

Key knowledge

  • Physical, social, emotional and intellectual development from birth to late childhood

Key skill

  • Describe the characteristics of individual human development from birth to late childhood

Learning intention

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.

Description

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/

Why?

  • 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

Preparation

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

Technology

Comic Life software
Comic Life tutorial

Further information

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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