The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made is a fresh, frank and embarrassment-free resource for teachers, students and their families to explore and understand sexuality and identity.
Based on the book which was shortlisted for the Children’s Book of the Year Awards 2016, this resource is unlike previous sexuality education teaching resources. The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made presents an inclusive and contemporary reflection of our community that all children will relate to. The resource is also inclusive of today’s medical advancements that are enhancing reproduction possibilities.
As a multi-platform production, The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made is available as:
A 22-minute, three part animated series for children,
A curriculum-based Classroom Kit for teachers and students to use at school, and
A Family Learning Resource for home based follow-up and learning.
Each facet of the multi-platform production is designed to compliment and enhance the other. It is tailored for teachers to use as is appropriate to their pedagogical needs and their students’ development.
The Classroom Kit contains information for teachers and learning tools for students that can be used independently or collectively as a whole. For ease, the kit is divided into three sections:
1. Teacher Notes
Australian Curriculum Relevance
Privacy and Protection guidelines
Kids’ Curious Questions – to assist you in preparing for the unexpected!
2. Lesson Plans
Lesson 1 – Girls and Boys
Lesson 2 – Becoming an Adult
Lesson 3 – Sex and Making a Baby Lesson 4 – Fertilisation
Lesson 5 – A Baby Grows
Lesson 6 – Birth and Feeding the Baby
3. Extra Resources
Infographics - four illustrated infographics designed to be used a lesson starters or conversation focus points. They are A4 in size and can be printed as a poster to display in your classroom, or projected onto a screen for class viewing.
Multiple choice Quizzes - Three multiple choice Quizzes and Answer Sheets for students relating to each part in the series. The Quizzes can be printed and given to students to complete individually or collaboratively in a small group.
Body Bits Glossary - A comprehensive list of sexuality body part names and their definitions
The resource pertains directly to the Australian Curriculum in the subject Health and Physical Education (HPE). It is relevant to Years 1-6 syllabus content:
Strand: Personal, Social and Community Health
Sub-strand: Being Healthy, Safe and Active
Years 1-2: Describe physical and social changes that occur as children grow older and discuss how family and community acknowledge these (ACPPS016)
Years 3-4: Explore strategies to manage physical, social and emotional change (ACPPS034)
Years 5-6: Investigate resources and strategies to manage changes and transitions associated with puberty (ACPPS052)