The Grade 12: Developmental Theories, and Risk and Resilience
activity packet is designed to meet the specific expectations outlined in the 2013 Ontario Social Sciences and Humanities curriculum. This packet is aligned with the HHG4M: Human Development throughout the Lifespan course. With this unit, students are introduced to what risk and resilience are and what some threats are to healthy development throughout the lifespan. Students are also introduced to what some of the theoretical perspectives are on human development.
The overall expectations that this packet addresses are:
- Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of theoretical perspectives on human development.
- Demonstrate an understanding of threats to healthy development throughout the lifespan and of a variety of protective factors that can increase an individual’s resilience and reduce the impact of these threats.
What LESSONS are included in this unit?
This unit includes 10 in-depth lessons. Some lessons have students explore various theoretical perspectives on human development as well as risk and protective factors for healthy development. The lessons included in this topic are as follows:
Lesson 1.1: Structuralist Theories
Lesson 1.2: Structuralist Theories
Lesson 1.3: Information-Processing and Learning Theories
Lesson 1.4: Information-Processing and Learning Theories
Lesson 1.5: Systemic and Humanistic Perspectives
Lesson 1.6: Exploring Theoretical Perspectives
Lesson 1.7: Healthy Development
Lesson 1.8: Factors and Resilience
Lesson 1.9: Addressing Challenges
Lesson 1.10: Let’s Review
This packet includes 6 readings and 23 activities. There are 4 rubrics, 1 unit test and 3 assignments presented in this packet.
What assessments are included in this packet?
This packet includes 3 assignments. The assignments included are:
Assignment 1.1: Perspectives on Human Development Research Assignment
Assignment 1.2: Developmental Theories and Risk and Resilience Reflection Journal
Assignment 1.3: Developmental Theory Collaborative Poster
This packet also includes 4 rubrics, 3 exit cards, 2 reflections, 2 self-assessments and 3 checklists. These methods of assessment can be used to identify whether or not students have met the lesson learning goal and specific expectations for this packet.
Please note that there are no formal answer keys presented in this packet as many of the activities and questions presented in this packet are open-ended. There is no quiz or test presented in this packet. Students demonstrate their understanding in other ways.
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