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Veterans help students learn human development


Amanda Tafolla-Sutton / Sun-Telegraph

Veteran Larry Nelson shows Raiders Reaching Out students the items he has on display at the Veterans History Building in Sidney. The class takes students and offers them a hands-on approach to things they will experience in life.

Human development is the examination of a persons growth over the span of their life. There is one human development class that take their learning a bit further than the textbook.

Brett Avila teaches Human Development Across a Lifespan at Sidney High School. The class takes students in grades 10 through 12 and offers them a hands-on approach to learning the physical, cognitive and emotional development of a distinct set of people.

Two years ago, the class decide to take learning a step further, and organized "Raiders Reaching Out," a student-driven project that not only teaches human deve...

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