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 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 1: Making Sense Of Puberty
Utilizing the “Teacher’s Guide: Changes of Puberty,” teachers will talk to the students about puberty and how it has to do with all the ways our bodies change to prepare us for becoming adults.
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.