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

Early childhood is the developmental stage occurring between the ages of zero and eight. Explore the physical developments children experience in balance, fine motor coordination, and rapid brain growth and functions.

Physical Development in Middle Childhood

2. Physical Development in Middle Childhood

Between the ages of 7 and 12, children physically grow and change in ways that influence every part of their lives. Learn about the main changes that occur during middle childhood, including physical and brain development, which impact emotional and thought development during his stage of life as well.

Physical Growth in Adolescence

3. Physical Growth in Adolescence

Adolescents go through many changes during adolescence, including physical growth that occurs at a time called puberty. Explore physical developments during adolescence, including those related to puberty, growth spurts, and sex-related growth differences.

Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

4. Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

Early adulthood is when people are physically healthiest in life and is a great time to establish healthy habits to improve well-being. Explore physical development in early adulthood, find out why people need to take care of their health at this stage, and learn how to deal with stress.

Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

5. Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

Even though middle-aged people are fully grown, they still continue to undergo the physical developmental changes that come with age. Discover some common signs of aging in middle adulthood and learn how middle-aged adults can combat weight gain.

Life Expectancy and Life Span: Definition & Factors

6. Life Expectancy and Life Span: Definition & Factors

Life expectancy is the average length of time that an individual in society will live, whereas life span is the actual length of time that a specific individual lives. Learn about the definitions and factors of life expectancy and life span.

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