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Keywords: teen parents, parenting, child development, Flip Video, observation
Subject(s): Early Learning, Technology, Video, Health and PE
Grades 8 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Ponca City Senior High School, Ponca City, OK
Planned By: Julia Smith
Original Author: Julia Smith, Ponca City
• Each student will create and narrate a short video of her child every month. Each video will indicate her child’s progress in each of the following developmental areas:
o Physical
o Intellectual
o Emotional
o Social

• Inthe narration, the student must explain how the video is an example of the child’s progress in each developmental area.

• Students’ videos will be evaluated on the relevance of their video examples and narratives to the developmental milestones.

• Students will present their videos to other students and then write a self-evaluation of what they learned from their own project as well as those of the other students.

• Students will design a game or activity to encourage growth in each of the developmental areas.

Comments
This activity would not only help teen mothers learn about developmental milestones, but also encourage them to bond with their babies and to think about ways they could enhance their children's development.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Language Arts: students could write a narrative of their observations and analyses of the developmental stages and milestones. This could be used as the narrative for their video or as a writing assignment.
Math: Students could make charts of their child's growth and development and explore the ideas of linear graphs and slope, which are basic algebra concepts.
Follow-Up
Students will present their videos to other students and then write a self-evaluation of what they learned from their own project as well as those of the other students.
Students will design a game or activity to encourage growth in each of the developmental areas.
Materials: Early Learning, CDs and DVDs, Flip Video, Student Resources