Ch 16: Physical Development: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Physical Development unit of this High School Psychology Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about physical growth and motor development. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School Psychology Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about physical development. There is no faster or easier way to learn about psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about health and physical development in early adulthood.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a psychology curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a physical development unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Physical Development Unit Objectives:

  • Study brain development during early childhood.
  • Explain adolescent rites of passage.
  • Learn about the effects of nutrition, exercise and stress in early adulthood.
  • Explore adult health and fitness.
  • Study the visual and musculoskeletal changes that occur in middle adulthood.
  • Explore the ways in which people might experience longevity.

6 Lessons in Chapter 16: Physical Development: Homeschool Curriculum
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Physical Development in Early Childhood

1. Physical Development in Early Childhood

Between the ages of two and seven, children grow and develop dramatically. Watch this lesson to look at some of the physical developments in early childhood, including balance, fine motor coordination and brain development.

Physical Development in Middle Childhood

2. Physical Development in Middle Childhood

Between the ages of seven and twelve, children physically grow and change in ways that influence every part of their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at the ways that physical and brain development impact emotional and intellectual abilities.

Physical Growth in Adolescence

3. Physical Growth in Adolescence

Adolescents go through many physical changes. Watch this lesson to find out some of the physical developments that happen during adolescence, including those related to puberty, growth spurts and gender differences in growth.

Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

4. Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

Despite the fact that most people are fully grown by early adulthood, it is still a time of physical development. In this lesson, we'll explore the physical and health issues that people in early adulthood experience.

Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

5. Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

Middle age comes with many new physical challenges, from wrinkles to hearing loss to weight gain. This lesson examines many of the signs of aging that are common in middle adulthood and how people can fight middle age weight gain.

Life Expectancy and Life Span: Definition & Factors

6. Life Expectancy and Life Span: Definition & Factors

Everyone wants to live forever, but the truth is that we all have only a limited time to be alive. In this lesson, we'll look at life expectancy and life span, as well as factors that can influence how long a person lives.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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