Rights, Respect, Responsibility
Lesson 1: They Love Me They Love Me Not
This lesson uses a short video showing three different teen relationships and asks students to analyze each couple.
Lesson 2: How Well Do I Communicate
This communication lesson starts with a brief drawing activity completed by students in pairs to assess their own listening and communicating and analyze what strategies are effective or ineffective and why.
Lesson 3: It Wasnt My Fault
This lesson includes a presentation by rape survivors brought in from a community agency and includes Guides for Teachers in Selecting Guest Speakers as well as advance preparation to connect with the school counselor.
Lesson 4: Orientation Behavior and Identity
This lesson introduces the concept of “yellow flag” language (with accompanying Teacher’s Guide) while teasing apart one’s attractions to others, one’s behaviors and one’s self-identity.
Lesson 5: Understanding Gender
The lesson defines gender, biological sex, differences of sexual development, cisgender, transgender and gender identity and then students brainstorm gender scripts for people assigned male at birth and people assigned female at birth.
Lesson 6: Decisions Decisions
This lesson has students engage in an activity to practice making decisions in rapid succession and then reflect on the factors that impacted their choices.
Lesson 7: Sexual Decision Making
This lesson was adapted and reprinted with permission from the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Our Whole Lives Grades 7-9 curriculum and has students reflect on a handout looking at their readiness to be sexually intimate with another person as a starting activity.
Lesson 8: Planning and Protection
This lesson uses a classic “don’t pass it along” STD game with premarked index cards and three paired discussions to mimic transmission of infections.