• Human Growth and Development through Adolescence


    Academic Year: 2020-2021                                                                     Kent Island High School

    Teacher: Ms. K. Hurlock                                                        Email: Kristin.Hurlock @qacps.org

    Department: CTE                                                                                                              Credit: 1



    Cook, Greg & Cook, Joan Littlefield. The World of Children, Second Edition. Longman (Pearson) 2008. New York.t


    Supplementary Materials:

    Many of the topics of the curriculum require additional resources to support the material within the textbook. Periodicals and articles will be used as supplements to the textbook. These materials will be provided to the student as assigned and it is expected that they will be reviewed in a similar manner to the assigned textbook readings.


    Course Overview:

    This course focuses on human growth and development from the prenatal stage through adolescence (age 18). Emphasis is placed on the theories of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development, the effect of heredity and the environment, the role of caregivers and the family, health and safety concerns and contemporary issues. Students will explore special challenges presented to the growth and development of a child. Students will have the opportunity for observation of children from birth through adolescence in a variety of settings to help students further understand theories of human development.


    Goals of the Course:

    • Identify the stages of physical, cognitive and psychological development of children from birth through adolescence
    • Compare and contrast major theories of child and adolescent development
    • Analyze the effect of relationships between the child and the family and/or caregiver on the child’s growth and development through adolescence
    • Investigate the role of the environment on child and adolescent development
    • Recognize the needs of children with physical, intellectual, social and emotional differences
    • Explore the impact of technology on human growth and development
    • Identify contemporary family and societal issues and analyze their effect on human growth and development
    • Perform formal and informal guided observations using a variety of data collection tools and techniques

    Materials needed for Virtual Learning:

    ·       QACPS Issued Laptop

    • Internet Access
    • Access to Schoology.com  - Course Code: VVRJ-DSZW-4TPB6

    Suggested Resources:

    • Notebook for note-taking- traditional notetaking has been linked with stronger retention
    • Paper to sketch out assignments/activities
    • Pens/Pencils as needed


    Virtual Classroom Procedures


    • Students are required to attend SYNCHRONUS Instructional Sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:55 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.

    • Students are required to attend a check in session on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:55 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

    • Students will complete ASYNCHRONUS Instructional Activities on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

    • Students will be expected to actively engage with teacher instruction on the synchronous instructional days.
    • The content of this course requires an appropriate level of maturity and respect. Students are expected to demonstrate this maturity and respect at all times.
    • Assignments will distributed via Schoology.com. Students can access the classroom with the follow course code : VVRJ-DSZW-4TPB6
    • All Assignments will have a due date/time that will be adhered to. Late work WILL BE penalized up to 50% (exceptions for EXCUSED absences only).
    • Make-up work and assessments are allowed according to the attendance policies of QACPS & KIHS.


    Discipline Policies

    • All classroom discipline and attendance/tardy policies concur with the policies set forth by the Queen Anne’s County Board of Education and Kent Island High School, which may be found in the student agenda book.


    Additional Student Assistance


    • Students who are in need of extra instructional support or help will have the ability to receive such help via Office Hours
    • Office Hours (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday)
      • 8:00 – 10:15 a.m.
      • 2:00 – 3:30 pm.



    Student assignments will be divided among two categories: Progress and Mastery.


    Assignment Type




    Daily Assignments via Schoology


    Review Activities via Schoology




    Mastery Assessments


    Chapter Assessments







    * Any student who scores below a 70% on an assessment (midterm and final exam excluded), may retake that assessment within 10 days, at a time agreed upon between the student and teacher.