Maturation & Sexual Reproduction
Teaching children all about their growing bodies can be a difficult topic for many parents to approach. The goal of this 8-lesson unit is for children to come to understand the changes that take place as they mature, learn how to care for their bodies, and discuss God’s beautiful design for reproduction.
Children will enjoy learning in a loving and secure environment with open discussion about topics that might otherwise be uncomfortable. We feel that, with a helpful Q&A section, parents can confidently teach their children about the beauty of growing up and becoming an adult.
Because every family is different, this unit is designed to be used at any school age that the parent deems appropriate. Some parents may choose to introduce some of the concepts at an early age and save other lessons for later when their child is ready; other parents may feel that their child is ready to complete the entire unit.
Each family will need one copy of the Course Book and one Student Journal per child.
Lesson 1 – Our Sacred Bodies: Male Bodies & Puberty
Lesson 2 – Our Sacred Bodies: Female Bodies & Puberty
Lesson 3 – Menstruation
Lesson 4 – Sexual Intercourse and Living Virtuously
Lesson 5 – The Gestation and Birth of a Child
Lesson 6 – The Dangers and Destruction of Pornography
Lesson 7 – The Harmful Effects of Pornography
Lesson 8 – Personal Hygiene
Required Course Items
Maturation and Sexual Reproduction Course BookDetails:
The full-color 69-page Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Maturation and Sexual Reproduction science course. Clearly outlined lessons, vocabulary words, along with beautiful illustrations and images are found throughout the course. Once you gather any simple lesson supplies, the lessons are open-and-go. Just turn to a lesson and start reading and learning together! Only one Course Book is needed per family.
A Student Journal for each child is also needed to complete this course.
Maturation and Sexual Reproduction Student JournalDetails:
Each student grades 3–8 needs his or her own copy of the 38-page Maturation and Sexual Reproduction Student Journal which includes worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.
The Good and the Beautiful Christian Worldview
The Good and the Beautiful curriculum takes a general Christian worldview, focusing, not on the doctrine of any particular Christian church, but on high moral character and basic Bible principles such as gratitude, honesty, prayer, and kindness. Parents can add in their own doctrinal beliefs as desired.
The curriculum is reviewed by members of many different faiths to make sure that the curriculum does not include doctrine specific to any Christian church. We have reviewers and users of the following denominations and more: Lutheran, Assemblies of God, Catholic, Baptist, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mennonite, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nazarene, Methodist, Non-Denominational, and Seventh Day Adventists.