RealCare Baby Alternative Assignments
3 different projects for the traditional baby simulation.
1. Demonstrate the roles and responsibilities of parenting
2. Evaluate basic infant care.
3. Describe the challenges of (teen) parenting.
HSE.HS.1.10 (umbrella) Analyze roles and responsibilities of parenting.
Time Required for Lesson:
Same as/adapted for duration of the traditional baby project
__x__ YES _____NO
Benefits/Explanation/Career Readiness Standards:
2. Communicates effectively and appropriately
4. Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them
5. Uses critical thinking
6. Demonstrates innovation and creativity
9. Utilizes technology
Activities (i.e. instructions, lesson, lab or project):
Comments (adaptations for various grades/ages, teaching styles, etc.)
I have students in two different classes, with completely different teaching intentions take the RealCare babies home. Child Development students take the babies home from a Wednesday to Tuesday. Family Relationships students take the baby 2 nights (varies with schedules). In both cases, there are alternative assignments that offer similar time spent out of the classroom with the same learning intentions. When a student requests an alternative, I give them the SAME exact project timeline as if they were taking the baby home.
I have started doing Co-Parenting in Family Relationships and the kids LOVE it! Although not technically an alternative assignment, it is a different approach to the project.