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Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 5 Standard 2

Time Frame

2 class periods of 70 minutes each




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


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


    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: 04/11/2003
Updated: 02/05/2018