Learning About Growing Up
With the goal of creating a safe, friendly environment in which to stimulate discussion about the transition from childhood to adulthood and some of the responsibilities that accompany these changes, the Learning About Growing Up series offers the various perspectives of 6th graders in their classroom, people on the street and experts such as doctors, counselors and teachers. Intercut with information about the physiological process of puberty, are animated diagrams along with live-action footage demonstrating the sometimes confusing and overwhelming impact of puberty on teens emotions. Additional topics include platonic relationships, maturity, abstinence, pregnancy, STD's and AIDS. After students have viewed the programs, they will feel more comfortable to ask their own questions, to share their feelings and experiences, and to feel more knowledgeable and confident about the road that lies ahead.