Chapter
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Learning About Yourself
Contents
 Section 1.1 Growing and Changing
 Section 1.2 The Balancing Act
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Section 1.1 Growing and Changing
• Many intellectual, physical, and emotional
changes take place during adolescence.
• Learning to set and meet goals is an
important step on the road to maturity.
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Content Vocabulary
Academic Vocabulary
adolescence
enhance
puberty
insight
hormone
personality
heredity
self-esteem
potential
priority
resource
goal
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Understand Changes in Your Life
• During adolescence, there are more changes
than during any other time in your life.
adolescence
The stage of growth between
childhood and adulthood.
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Understand Changes in Your Life
• Hormones cause physical changes in your body
during puberty.
hormone
puberty
A chemical substance in
the body that helps
stimulate body changes
and the development of
the reproductive system.
The set of changes that
result in a physically
mature body that is able
to reproduce.
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Understand Changes in Your Life
• Adolescence brings about great emotional,
social, and intellectual changes.
• As a teen, you start to make more decisions that
deal with issues of right and wrong behavior.
Discuss the types of decisions you are faced
with that others made for you when you were
younger.
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Appreciate Who You Are
• Discover your own personality, heritage,
environment, self-concept, and confidence.
personality
environment
The combination of feelings,
traits, attitudes, and habits
that you show others.
Everything around you,
including people, places,
things, and events.
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Appreciate Who You Are
• Who you are is shaped by your heredity and
your environment.
heredity
The characteristics passed from
parents to children also influence
your personality.
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Appreciate Who You Are
• Your self-concept is the picture you have of
yourself.
• To boost your confidence, talk positively to
yourself, focus on your strengths, seek support,
and address your weaknesses.
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Discover Your Potential
• Every past success helps you
understand what you are
capable of achieving.
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Discover Your Potential
• Maximize your potential by setting priorities,
considering your interests, developing supportive
friendships, and being health-smart.
potential
The possibility of becoming more
than they are right now.
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Discover Your Potential
• Make the most of your resources.
resource
Anything you use to help
accomplish something.
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The Importance of Goals
• Setting positive and realistic goals is essential to
reaching your potential.
• Goals can be fixed or flexible and short-term or
long-term.
goal
Something you plan to do, be,
or obtain.
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Set Goals
• Be specific. Give
yourself a clear
target that you can
achieve and be
proud of.
• Look at the big
picture. Consider
the other people
and activities in
your life.
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• Be realistic. Draw the line between dreams
and reality.
• Compare the needed and available resources.
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• Expect potential
problems. Plan
positive creative
ways to deal
with them.
• Stay active with
your goal. Do
something
everyday to
achieve your goal.
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Move Toward Maturity
• Maturity means reaching full development
physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually,
and morally.
• People do not mature at the same rate.
• You show maturity and make a difference when
you help others.
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Section 1.2 The Balancing Act
• Maintaining a balanced life means carefully
planning how to use your time and energy.
• Learning to manage stress will help keep
your life in balance.
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Content Vocabulary
Academic Vocabulary
obligation
designate
work simplification
immerse
stress
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Balancing Your Life
• Achieving a balanced life requires making wise
use of your time and energy.
• An unbalanced life can result in negative feelings,
fatigue, disturbed sleep patterns, and difficulty
concentrating.
• A management plan is useful in achieving
balance in your life and involves identifying what
is important, prioritizing, and planning.
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Manage Your Resources to Maintain
Balance
• You need to find time and energy to maintain
balance.
• Manage your time by finishing your obligations
before doing anything else.
obligation
Something you must do, such as a
homework assignment, household
chores, or after-school activity.
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Manage Your Resources to Maintain
Balance
• Take time to focus on
learning and schoolwork.
• Create a to-do list, and
prioritize the items on this list
before scheduling these tasks
in a planner.
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Manage Your Resources to Maintain
Balance
• Be sure to schedule time for your family, friends,
and activities.
• Learn to manage your energy by simplifying your
work, analyzing each job, and organizing your
workspace.
Discuss how the things that are important to you
will help you become who you want to be.
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Manage Your Resources to Maintain
Balance
• Managing your possessions helps achieve
balance and organization.
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Manage Your Resources to Maintain
Balance
• To manage your stress, identify the cause, take
the appropriate action, or change your
perspective. Get support, if necessary.
stress
Mental, emotional, or physical
strain.
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Chapter Summary
Section 1.1
Growth and Changing
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Adolescence is a time of many changes that affect the way
you think and feel about yourself.
Your experiences in life shape your self-concept and selfesteem.
Your heredity and environment help create your personality.
Your potential and resources can help you achieve your
dreams.
Goals help you focus on what you want and the steps needed
to reach your dream.
People grow and mature at different rates over a lifetime.
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Chapter Summary
Section 1.2
The Balancing Act
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Balance involves making wise use of your time and energy.
By making the most of your time, you can accomplish most
tasks yet maintain a balanced life. Work simplification is a very
important part of energy management.
People who manage their belongings effectively have more
time and energy to concentrate on other activities. Stress
varies with each situation.
Some stress goes away after an event ends.
Other stress is continuous and must be managed.
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Review
Do you remember the vocabulary terms from this
chapter? Use the following slides to check your
knowledge of the definitions.
The slides in this section include both English and
Spanish terms and definitions.
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adolescence
adolescencia
The stage of growth
between childhood and
adulthood.
La etapa del crecimiento
entre la infancia y la
edad adulta.
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puberty
pubertad
The set of changes that
result in a physically
mature body that is able
to reproduce.
El conjunto de cambios
que resultan
en un cuerpo físicamente
maduro que tiene
capacidad de
reproducción.
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hormone
hormona
A chemical substance in
the body that helps
stimulate body changes
and the development of
the reproductive system.
Una sustancia química
en el cuerpo que ayuda a
estimular los cambios del
cuerpo y el desarrollo del
sistema reproductivo.
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personality
personalidad
The combination of
feelings, traits, attitudes,
and habits that you show
others.
La combinación de
sentimientos, rasgos,
actitudes y hábitos que le
muestras a los demás.
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heredity
herencia
The characteristics
passed from parents to
children also influence
your personality.
Las características que
pasan de los padres a
los hijos, también
influencian tu
personalidad.
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environment
ambiente
Everything around you,
including people, places,
things, and events.
Todo lo que nos rodea,
incluyendo la gente,
lugares, cosas y eventos.
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self-esteem
autoestima
The confidence you feel
about yourself.
La confianza que siente
en ti mismo.
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potential
potencial
The possibility of
becoming more than they
are right now.
La posibilidad de que
algo se vuelva más de lo
es ahora.
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priority
prioridad
Something that is
important to you.
Algo que es importante
para ti.
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resource
recurso
Anything you use to help
accomplish something.
Cualquier cosa que usas
para lograr algo.
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goal
meta
Something you plan to
do, be, or obtain.
Algo que planeas hacer u
obtener.
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obligation
obligación
Something you must do,
such as a homework
assignment, household
chores, or after-school
activity.
Algo que debes hacer
como una tarea,
quehaceres del hogar o
actividades
extracurriculares.
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work simplification
simplificación del
trabajo
The easiest and quickest
way to do a job well.
La manera más fácil y
rápida de realizar bien un
trabajo.
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stress
estrés
Mental, emotional, or
physical strain.
Agotamiento mental,
emocional o físico.
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enhance
realzar
Improve.
Mejorar.
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insight
perspicacia
The power to understand
the inner nature of things.
El poder de entender la
naturaleza de las cosas.
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designate
designar
Select.
Seleccionar.
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immerse
sumergir
Plunge into something
completely.
Entregarse
completamente a algo.
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