Changes in female bodies during puberty
This lesson aims to teach and assess the physical changes that occur for girls during puberty.
Foundation Knowledge for this lesson includes differentiation of male and female bodies; awareness of age and body differences between babies, children, adolescents, and adults; and public and private body parts.
- Sorting: changes in boys and changes in girls
- Draw changes on an outline of a body; make a full body chart by lying down on a long length of paper and tracing around
- Ordering by age: babies to adults; personalise by using images of your student/family member
- Normalise changes: use quiet moments to comment on how growing up happens to everyone
- Getting help: who can you talk to about body changes?
- Consequences: what happens at the end of puberty? what are the differences between boys and men, girls and women; what do you have to do differently with your body now you that you sweat more/have more hair/have grown out of your clothes?
- Flipside: what happens if you talk about puberty changes to a stranger? what happens if you choose to not shave any hair on your body?
- Changes on the inside: move on to understanding how hormones affect the body e.g. moodiness, attraction, tiredness, food cravings
- Link in with the menstruation section