Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Program 2
Getting Ready
Watching the Program
Activities and Discussions
Additional Resources
Support Materials





Getting Ready

Read and discuss the following statement. (10 minutes)

"There are seven key developmental needs that characterize early adolescence:
Positive social interaction with adults and peers
Structure and clear limits
Physical activity
Creative expression
Competence and achievement
Meaningful participation in families, school
Communities, opportunities for self-definition."
— P.C. Scales, A Portrait of Young Adolescents in the 1990s: Implications for Promoting Healthy Growth and Development

Think about a unit you teach that does not typically include the arts.

  • Which of these adolescent needs are met through your unit?
  • How might integrating the arts allow more adolescent needs to be met?

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