Take a look at a short video for an overview of our new puberty programming:
This SEL infused class is taught through storytelling and age-appropriate scenarios and is designed to help students understand puberty. It introduces the physiological changes that occur during adolescence, including a study of reproductive anatomy.
In this first program in the Sex Education continuum, educators address secondary physical changes that occur across genders such as breast development, increased production of sweat and oil, acne, voice changes and the growth of body hair, as well as anatomy-specific changes such as the menstrual cycle and nocturnal emission and spontaneous erection. The Puberty I class utilizes a blended learning format, that includes on-line pre and post activities, providing students with multiple opportunities to learn and understand the program content.
This class may be taught in gender specific groupings or a mixed gender setting. Please note that mixed gender classes will need an additional 30 minutes, 120 minutes in total.
- Increase their knowledge of human anatomy
- Identify changes that are common during puberty and ways to manage these changes
- Increase their comfort in discussing and caring for their changing bodies
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ISBE Health Standards
ISBE Social Emotional Learning Standards
National Sexuality Education Standards
*Meets IL school code section 105 ILCS 110/3