Lesson Supplement Summaries
This resource provides a brief summary of each new supplemental lesson.
Supplement: It’s All About the Hormones
This lesson is helpful in establishing the role hormones play in many of the changes associated with puberty.
Supplement: Thinking Outside the (Gender) Box
This lesson is intended to help upper elementary students understand the basic definitions related to gender identity and gender expression.
Supplement: So THAT’S How Babies Are Made
This lessons sets the foundation for understanding a basic physiological process and underpins future lessons about pregnancy prevention.
Supplement: If You Don’t Have Consent, You Don’t Have Consent
This lesson enables students to practice the skill of communicating their boundaries to others and respecting the boundaries communicated by others. It provides valuable information that students can use throughout a lifetime.
Intended to showcase how each person is unique and how we need to treat others with kindness, this lesson provides an important foundation in affirming our differences in order to prevent bullying and teasing later in life.
Supplement: Pink, Blue and Purple
Helping students reflect on things like colors, toys and careers, this lesson teaches students that gender should not be a limiting factor in being who you are and living authentically.
Supplement: My Body is MY Body
This lesson provides an important foundation for students about seeking help from trusted adults.
Lesson 2: 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]
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.
Lesson 1: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 3: Lesson 3: The Circle Of Life
This lesson introduces the topic of reproduction to students.
Lesson 1: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Lesson 4: 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: Lesson 2: Figuring Out Friendships (with AMAZE video)
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: Lesson 6: 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: Lesson 3: 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: 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: Lesson 2: Puberty and Reproduction (with AMAZE video)
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: 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: 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.