Monday, April 25, 2011
For Senior Project, Teen Fakes Pregnancy and Notes Responses
Motherlode (NY Times blog): 17 and (Not) Pregnant, by Lisa Belkin:
To learn about teen parenting, students in health classes across the country carry around eggs, or water bottles topped with tennis balls, and pretend these are babies. As we have discussed before on Motherlode, they don’t always learn what you might expect.
To learn about teen pregnancy, 17-year-old Gaby Rodriguez wore a fake pregnancy belly that she’d fashioned out of wire mesh, cotton batting and clay. She — and her classmates — seem to have learned a lot. . . .