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Ch 18: Physical Development & Psychology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Physical Development & Psychology chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the concepts of physical growth and development and their psychological implications in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Physical Development & Psychology chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Early childhood development Physical growth, motor development and brain development of young children
Tuesday Middle childhood development Physical growth and motor development of children aged 7-12
Wednesday Adolescent growth Development for ages 13-20; puberty and growth spurts
Thursday Early and middle adulthood development and health Health and wellness for adults aged 20-40 and 40-65; nutrition, stress, exercise, lifestyle and coping methods; aging, menopause
Friday Life expectancy Life expectancy vs. life span; GERD

6 Lessons in Chapter 18: Physical Development & Psychology Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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