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Time Frame:
2 class periods that run 70 minutes each.


Symptoms of pregnancy along with changes the mother will experience. Stages of pregnancy in terms of fetal development.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 5 Standard 2

Explain the human reproductive process, infertility, pregnancy, and steps that lead to a healthy lifestyle.



Background For Teachers:
The textbook used is, "Strengthening Family and Self" published by Goodheart-Willcox.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Growth and changes during the three trimesters of pregnancy. Prenatal - 40 weeks. Stages: zygote, embryo, fetus. First trimester. Symptoms of pregnancy: nausea, frequent urination, missed menstrual period, etc. Formation of major organs including the heart, formation of face, and long bones. Second trimester mother experiences mood swings, baby’s movements are noticeable - muscles, eyes, and ears are complete. Third trimester mother’s abdomen enlarges and fatigue is common. Weight gain for entire pregnancy is 25-35 lbs. Baby drops during the last month. Pregnancy Issues: toxemia, ectopic pregnancy, stillborn, spontaneous abortion.

Instructional Procedures:
Day 1: Journal, Text, Video Clips – Father of the Bride 2, Unit Notes and Discussion. Day 2: Pregnancy Station Rotations

Assessment Plan:

Web Sites

    Go to the UEN lesson plans folder and click on the lesson topic. This quiz might include questions that do not apply to the subject (they were from my concurrent enrollment textbook reading). You'll need to delete these questions.


Created Date :
Apr 11 2003 11:43 AM