Sex trafficking rates continue to increase and this lesson aims to clearly explain what sex trafficking is, how prevalent it is, and what it could look like. By educating our learners about tactics sex traffickers employ to recruit and exploit young people, offer additional protective factors to young people.
Lesson 11: Being Smart, Staying Safe Online
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1. Describe positive aspects of online talking and messaging. [Knowledge] 2. Identify examples of flirting and chatting that can be inappropriate or risky. [Knowledge] 3. Demonstrate an understanding of how to deal with uncomfortable situations when communicating online. [Knowledge, Skill]
Lesson 3: Healthy or Unhealthy Relationships?
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1.Characterize, in their own opinion, at least one relationship trait as either healthy or unhealthy. [Knowledge, Skill, Attitude] 2.Name at least two types of power differential in relationships, as well as their implication for the relationship. [Knowledge] 3.Describe at least two ways in which an unhealthy relationship can become a healthy on
Lesson 9: Using Condoms Effectively
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1.Describe correctly, and in order, the steps to using an external condom. [Knowledge] 2.Describe how an internal condom is used. [Knowledge]
Birth Control Basics
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1.Describe the impact of correct and consistent use of a birth control method on how effective it is at preventing pregnancy. [Knowledge] 2.Correctly recall that there is generally a gap between when a person may start to have vaginal sex and when they may wish to get pregnant, which makes using effective birth control important. [Knowledge] 3.S
Puberty and Reproduction
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1. Describe how puberty prepares the human male body for the potential to reproduce. [Knowledge] 2. Describe how puberty prepares the human female body for the potential to reproduce. [Knowledge] 3. Describe the process of human reproduction by identifying the correct order of steps involved in conception. [Knowledge]
Lesson 1: Making Sense of Puberty
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1. Describe at least three changes that take place during puberty. [Knowledge] 2.Differentiate between what could be considered physical, and what are social and emotional changes of puberty. [Knowledge, Skill] 3.Create a plan for maintaining personal hygiene during puberty. [Knowledge, Skill]
Sexual Decision Making
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1. Identify various reasons why teens choose to engage or not engage in sexual behaviors. [Knowledge] 2. Identify at least three questions whose answers can help determine if they are ready to engage in sexual behavior with a partner. [Knowledge] 3. Articulate a message that clearly identifies where they stand on engaging in sexual behavior with
Supplement: Pregnancy Basics
In order to provide a complete education it is important to discuss measures to prevent unintended pregnancy and also cover basic information about pregnancy. This lessons covers early signs of pregnancy, explains how pregnancy tests work and then explores what options are available to the person who is pregnant. By receiving a complete education on pregnancy we ensure that the learners receive an
Supplement: Breaking Up is Hard to Do But Not Impossible
This lesson identifies why a person views relationships the way they do, looks at strategies to end a relationship respectfully, and shares resources to provide support when ending unhealthy relationships.
Supplement: Personal Timeline
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1. Recognize at least two stages of normal human development. 2. Identify at least two significant events in their lives at earlier stages of development.
Supplement: Being the Change You Want to See in the World
This lesson teaches about advocating for dignity and respect for everyone.
Supplement: So Attractive
This lesson provides a clear explanation as to what sexual orientation is and how a person’s internal and external influences can impact how their expectations, beliefs, and attitudes around sexual orientation.
Supplement: Harassment Prevention – The Basics
By amplifying a system of accountability, we can directly combat a culture that does not provide safety to all of its people.
Identifying national and local laws related to sexual health and services ensures that young people have the ability to make informed decisions instead of allowing life and legal repercussions to happen to them.
Supplement: Image Overload
Reviewing the impact that this media can have on a person’s body image and self esteem offers an opportunity to identify the positive and negative impacts
Supplement: When Should a Person…
This lesson provides a safe space for students to identify how influences could impact a decision making process and then evaluate their influences for future decisions.
Supplement: Consent Goes With Everything
New in 2021, this lesson teaches the importance of consent.
Lesson 1: Different Kinds of Families
This lesson teaches students about different family structures/configurations as well as the importance of being respectful towards different kinds of families.
Lesson 2: Understanding Our Bodies: The Basics
This lesson will allow students to identify body parts and why it’s important to understand the correct names for those parts.
Lesson 3: My Space, Your Space
This lesson educates students on what ‘personal space’ means and how to identify actions that are right from wrong.
Lesson 1: Friendships
This lesson teaches students about the importance of friendships and what it takes to be a good friend, as well as why friends count on us and how we can show our friends that we care about them.
Lesson 2: Gender Roles
The overall purpose of this lesson is to show students that they are not limited to what they can and cannot do based on their gender.
Lesson 1: Understanding Our Bodies
This lesson acknowledges that “there are some body parts that mostly just girls have and some parts that mostly just boys have.”
Lesson 2: Bullying Is Never OK
The goal of this lesson is to get students to fully grasp the fact that bullying is never a good or okay thing to take part in and what to do if students come across bullying.
Lesson 3: Cut it Out! Making Teasing and Bullying Stop
This lesson takes defining the word “bully” a step further. By the end of this lesson, students will have a broader definition of what bullying is, how to identify it, and how to respond effectively if students find they are being bullied.
Lesson 4: Seeking Help
The overall purpose of this lesson is to get students to understand the concept that teasing, touching, bullying, or being forced to touch someone else is never ok and is an important sign that help needs to be called upon right away.
Lesson 1: Respect for All
This lesson demonstrates what it means to treat others with dignity and respect and shows students how they can work together to promote dignity and respect among all people.
Lesson 2: Teasing, Harassment, and Bullying
This lesson defines teasing, harassing, and bullying through an open discussion between the teacher and students, having the teacher explain to students why these behaviors are extremely wrong by providing concrete examples.
Lesson 3: Feeling SAFE!
This lesson demonstrates the importance of setting personal boundaries and how to handle uncomfortable situations where their boundaries may be crossed.
Lesson 2: Figuring Out Friendships
This lesson teaches about the characteristics and importance of healthy relationships with family, friends, peers, or partners, and discuss the impact of positive and negative influences when it comes to relationships.
Lesson 3: Your Body, Your Rights
This lesson addresses sexual harassment and sexual abuse therefore teachers are urged to let the school counselor know that this topic will be addressed and may be sensitive for some students as it may be a trigger to come forward about themselves or someone they know being abused or harassed.
Lesson 4: Taking a Stand Against Bullying
Teachers will demonstrate effective ways in which students could handle when they or someone they know is being teased, harassed, or bullied, and discuss different skills to take action.
Lesson 1: Sexual and Reproductive Anatomy
It’s important to note that this lesson uses more inclusive terms related to gender identity and biological sex, which is introduced in subsequent grade levels.
Lesson 2: Puberty and Reproduction
In this lesson, teachers will describe how puberty prepares human bodies for the potential to reproduce as well as the process of human reproduction with the aid of a PowerPoint presentation.
Lesson 3: Learning About HIV
This lesson is meant to define and help students identify different age-appropriate methods of HIV transmission, as well as ways to prevent it.
Lesson 5: Being Clear With Your Friends
This lesson demonstrates positive ways to communicate differences of opinion while maintaining relationships as well as the importance of using refusal skills and how to walk away from a difficult and/or uncomfortable situation.
Lesson 1: Change is Good
This lesson defines the physical, emotional, cognitive and social changes of adolescence and students, in small groups, try to sort the various changes into these four categories.