Part of Course: Child and Adolescent Development Model
Unit Overview / Details
Students will study prenatal development including study from conception to birth, nature vs. nuture, and environmental considerations in prenatal development. This unit will include options in chidbirth and the birth process.
Instructional Hours: 5
- 5 Hours
Consumer and Family Studies (CFS) Standards Detail
Students understand the stages of pregnancy, from conception
through birth, and the
implications of environment and heredity on the health and well-being of a child.
2.1 Summarize the stages of prenatal development and childbirth. (ECDFS – F10.2.1)
2.2 Analyze the effects of prospective parents’ nutrition, health, medical care, heredity,
environment, and lifestyle on prenatal development. (ECDFS – F10.2.2)
2.3 Discuss physical and emotional changes that occur during normal and at-risk
pregnancies. (ECDFS – F10.2.3)
2.4 Analyze how individuals are genetically unique. (ECDFS – F10.2.4)
2.5 Examine the methods, costs, ethics, and risks of reproductive procedures. (ECDFS – F10.2.5)
2.6 Identify and evaluate community resources that provide information and
assistance related to pregnancy. (ECDFS – F10.2.6)
Content and Concepts
Students will study the stages of pregnancy, family adjustments, and the physical effects of pregnancy on the mother's body. They will also identify optimal care during pregnancy and community resources available to new parents.
Lessons in this Unit
Instructor will give a powerpoint lecture to overview prenatal development, students chart notes on a note taking guide. Once completed, students are given a scenario of their age and a risk factor or Birth Defect that their pregnancy is subject to. Students will use the internet to research prenatal development for each month of pregnancy. Students will copy photos of fetal development month by month and paste them to their Pregnancy Journal and add entries each month from their research about The Baby, The Mother, Prenatal Care, Risk Factor/Birth Defect.
- Lecture and notes
- 1 Class Period
- Journal Assignment
- 3 Class Periods