Suggested Syllabus for Human Development from a Christian Worldview

Here is a suggested syllabus for Human Development from a Christian Worldview.

Suggested Syllabus for Human Development

Suggested Syllabus for Human Development from a Christian Worldview

We have received requests for a syllabus for homeschool high schoolers who are working on 7Sisters’ Human Development text. While we believe that there’s not ONE right way to homeschool, sometimes it is nice to have a guide that can be easily tweaked.

Before we get started, let me also suggest that you, as mom and/or co-0p teacher, use the Lesson Plans for Human Development. It is a teacher’s guide and resource list full of extra activities, discussion and video links that are keyed, week-to-week with the text.

Lesson Plans for 7SistersHomeschool's Human Development from a Christian Worldview
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Here is a suggested syllabus based on the course I have taught at our co-op and group classes.

Syllabus for Human Development

Name of Texts:

Human Development from a Christian Worldview, 7SistersHomeschool.com

Lesson Plans for Human Development from a Christian Worldview, 7SistersHomeschool.com

Human Development from a Christian Perspective by 7 Sisters Homeschool
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Purpose of the course:

To learn the ways people grow and change from youth through old age, physically, cognitively, emotionally and socially. Upon completion of the course, student will have covered the scope and sequence for an introductory Human Development course and earned one credit in Human Development as (state level: Average, College Prep, Advanced, Honors. See chart on page 4 of text for instructions for achieving each level.)

Topics covered:

  • Prenatal Life
  • The Neonate
  • The First Two Years
  • Preschool Years – Ages Two to Five
  • The Elementary Years
  • Adolescence
  • Young Adulthood
  • Middle Adulthood
  • Senior Adulthood

Grading Scale (adjust to your needs):

  • Attendance 10% (if in co-op or group class)
  • Class Participation 40% (For co-op:this includes passing around homework,- so you must keep homework current to get a good participation grade. For individual: this includes attitude and timeliness of assignments)
  • Assignments 50% (must be neatly written and stapled-if text is printed out, or neatly typed in the editable text; and handed in according to syllabus)
  • Papers (if leveling up, must be neatly done, stapled together, and handed in according to syllabus)

Due Dates for Projects (to Level Up from Average to College Prep, Advanced or Honors. Add dates):

Test Dates (add dates):

  • Test 1: for Chapters 1 & 2
  • Test 2: for Chapter 3 
  • Test 3: for Chapter 4
  • Test 4: for Chapter 5
  • Test 5: for Chapter 6
  • Test 6: for Chapters 7, 8, & 9

Weekly assignments:

Week 1 Chapter 1: Prenatal Life

  • Read chapter and answer questions.

Week 2 Special Projects/Enrichment Activities for Chapter 1

Week 3 Chapter 2: The Neonate

  • Read chapter and answer questions.

Week 4 Special Projects/Enrichment Activities for Chapter 2

Week 5 Complete any extra work. Study for Test 1. Take Test 1 on Friday. (Read this post for test-taking skills.)

Week 6 Chapter 3: The First Two Years

  • Read chapter and answer questions.

Week 7 Special Projects/Enrichment Activities for Chapter 3

Week 8 Complete any extra work. Study for Test 2. Take Test 2 on Friday.

Week 9 Chapter 4: Preschool Years – Ages Two to Five

  • Read chapter and answer questions.

Week 10 Special Projects/Enrichment Activities for Chapter 4

Week 11 Complete any extra work. Study for Test 3. Take Test 3 on Friday.

Week 12 Chapter 5: The Elementary Years

  • Read chapter and answer questions.

Week 13 Special Projects/Enrichment Activities for Chapter 5

Week 14 Complete any extra work. Study for Test 4. Take Test 5 on Friday.

Week 15 Chapter 6: Adolescence

  • Read chapter and answer questions.

Week 16 Special Projects/Enrichment Activities for Chapter 6

Week 17 Complete any extra work. Study for Test 5. Take Test 5 on Friday.

Week 18 Chapter 7: Young Adulthood

  • Read chapter and answer questions.

Week 19 Special Projects/Enrichment Activities for Chapter 7

Week 20 Chapter 8: Middle Adulthood

  • Read chapter and answer questions.

Week 21 Special Projects/Enrichment Activities for Chapter 8

Week 22 Chapter 9: Senior Adulthood

  • Read chapter and answer questions.

Week 23 Special Projects/Enrichment Activities for Chapter 9

Week 24 Complete any extra work. Study for Test 6. Take Test 6 on Friday.

Week 25 Complete any further leveling up work.

This post will help your teen understand how to use a syllabus. Read and discuss it together.

 

Suggested Syllabus for Human Development from a Christian Worldview

 

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