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.
Lesson 2: Gender Roles Gender Expectations
This lesson involves students explaining to a hypothetical alien what a “boy” and “girl” is in the US using commonly held stereotypes about gender.
Lesson 3: Understanding Boundaries
This lesson starts by defining and then providing examples of personal boundaries.
Lesson 4: Communicating about a Sensitive Topic
This lesson defines assertive, passive and aggressive communication and provides examples of each making connections to communicating about abstaining from sex.
Lesson 5: More Than Friends
This lesson starts with a case study analyzed in trios which is then compared to a second case study for a second round of analysis.
Lesson 6: Liking And Loving
This lesson starts by defining affection and having students provide examples of how people can show affection for one another.
Lesson 7: Being a Sex Ed Sleuth
This lesson reviews the strategies for knowing whether a sexual health website is reliable and accurate and in small groups, students review four common online sexual health resources.