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OPS At Home Learning: Human Growth and Development

Grade level resources

HGD - Secondary Schools

HGD – Middle School

Recommended time per day: 30 Minutes


  • Explain the relationship between self-confidence and positive behaviors and they can relate to a successful life.
  • Identify and track your positive emotions.  Focus on a specific positive emotion and act to increase it.  Use a positivity treasure chest to give yourself a boost!  Your treasure chest an include family photos, souvenirs, awards of an accomplishment, favorite song lyrics a gift someone has gave you and a photo or someone you look up to.
  • Notice good things, look for them, appreciate them.  Savor, absorb and really pay attention to those good things.  Express your gratitude to yourself and write it down. 
  • Each day think of 3 things you are grateful for.  This can include nature, people, community or shelter.  Start a journal and make a commitment to writing down good things as they happen.
  • When you have done good deed, give yourself credit.  Think of what you did to make the outcome possible.  Did you prepare a family meal?  Did you help a family member complete at-home learning opportunities?
  • Describe and analyze how social media has impacted the decisions you make.


HGD - High School

High School HGD

  • Describe ways to show courtesy and respect for others when their views are different from your own.
  • How has your communication changed over the past couple of weeks?  Do you find more social interaction at home?  Have you been able to face time, Zoom or video chat family and friends more frequently?  Video chat a family member and talk about ways you have stayed busy at home.  Create a list of effective communication skills that are essential to a productive life.  How does your communication differ at home, school or work?undefined
  • Explain the importance of having hope and a growth mindset in your life.  How can they help to plan future goals?  What steps can we take when we encounter roadblocks in life? 
  • Describe the impact social media has on teens perceptions of relationships.
  • Identify behaviors that are healthy and unhealthy in a relationship.  How do these behavior differ between family and friends?
  • Describe how the environment and life situations influence choices for alcohol and other drug use and nonuse.  
  • Identify stressors you currently have in your life.  What physical signs/changes do you feel in your body when you start to feel stressed?  Create a list 5 activities you can do when you start to feel stressed and the changes occurring in your body. 

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).

Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).