Grades: 10-12 Elective Credit: 0.625Prerequisites: None

Grades: 10-12 Elective Credit: 0.625Prerequisites: None


Grades: 10-12 Elective credit: 0.625Prerequisites: None

Course Description:

This course will focus on the developmental stages of a child. Students will study the changes that occur during each trimester as the child develops and is ready to be born. This class will then focus on stages of development and what a child needs to grow up healthy. This will include all aspects of growth – mental, physical, social, and emotional. There will also be a book study and a semester project relating to children for this class. The Baby-Think-It-Over project is an option, but not a requirement for this course. An alternative project will be offered for students who choose not to take the “RealCare” baby home.


A woman’s overall wellness plays a large part in the health of her baby.

There are four key developmental areas—social, emotional, mental, and physical—which all affect a child in different ways.

Positive parenting skills have a drastic impact on children’s development and feeling of security.

Family dynamics and environment play a role in one’s childhood experiences.

Social norms and expectations about parenting are often controversial and diverse.

Topical Outline:

Preconception Issues

Teen Pregnancy Rates


Prenatal Care

Prenatal Development of Baby

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Trimesters

Nutritional Needs

Labor and Delivery

Semester Project:Due to this class being worth 0.625 credits, there is an out of class project during the semester. You have two options: 1) Baby-Think-It-Over -or- 2) Bottle Top Activityfor Children

Course Policies:

Absences: Even in the case of an absence, student learning is still the ultimate goal. Students who receive a blue or white “admit” slip may make up missed work. It is the student’s responsibility to get any missed work from the “Absent folder” upon returning to school. Students will have the number of days absent to complete missed work. Since classroom objectives build on each other, students are encouraged to turn in all assignments, even if the absence is unexcused. Students cannot make up participation points, as these are classroom activities. However, they are encouraged to complete the extra credit assignments that pertain to the unit in order to continue their learning. Special circumstances will be handled separately.

Tardiness: Each student is responsible for being on time to class each day. Due to having frequent discussion-based activities, students depend on each of their classmates to show up on time and be ready to learn.

Late Assignments: I believe every student should be given the opportunity to learn FCS knowledge and skills, therefore late assignments are accepted in this class. It is in the student’s best interest to turn in assignments on time, as the assignment will have more relevance to the daily objectives in the classroom.

Academic Misconduct: Any form of academic dishonestly will not be tolerated in this classroom. District policy will be followed. Students found cheating on unit tests will be required to retake a different test in order to make up for the unacceptable points.

Students with IEP’s or 504’s: Students who participate in these programs will be graded based on their individual plan. To enhance student learning, accommodations will be made as necessary, including but not limited to: modified tests, resource room testing, extended time on assignments and tests, supplementary materials, audio tapes, and tutor visitation. Parents are encouraged to monitor their child’s learning and provide the teacher with any additional feedback that would accommodate the student’s achievement. It is important that every student have the resources necessary to learn in the classroom.

To show student achievement, the district grading scale will be used. Each student is encouraged to keep track of his or her grades individually online over the semester. Grades will be kept confidential between the teacher, student, and parents/guardians.

Multiple methods of assessment (i.e. quizzes/tests, readings, participation, semester projects, etc.) will be used to determine final grade and to support the individual’s learning styles and multiple intelligences.

Attitude, effort, attendance, motivation and class behavior will not be included in the student’s final grade but will be reported to the parents/guardians through phone calls, teacher conferences, and letters home as they are important factors in the success of all students.

Borderline Grades: Final grades are absolute as students have multiple opportunities to earn extra credit and turn in all assignments throughout the semester.

Extra Credit: Students are encouraged to complete extra credit assignments throughout the semester. These assignments will be consistent with the course content and objectives and can be found in the “Extra Credit” folder.