Here is a great activity for students in a Child Development course, Human Growth and Development, or Foundations to Early Childhood class. I have a Foundations class that would rather complete a project than take notes, so I try to find creative ways for them to learn the information they need.
Child Abuse is often a hard topic to talk about for me, because it is so hard to see the damaging effects of child abuse. It can also be a pretty sensitive topic depending on the students in our classrooms. I wanted students to learn more about child abuse and really look at the damaging effects as well as see real stories about child abuse and the effects of it. After my students have completed this project, we are going to have a discussion day to talk about the things they learned from the project and about ways we can help children who are victims of child abuse and what we can do to be proactive in the prevention of child abuse.
This activity is based on several lap-book ideas I have seen on the Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher’s Facebook group. Not all these ideas are my own. I took ideas from other teachers to create a project that could fit into my class for the needs of my students.
Project Directions Here: The Consequences of Child Abuse Lapbook
If you happen to use this project in class, please share pictures of your students work here, so we can see all the great things happening in FCS classrooms!