Rights, Respect, Responsibility
Lesson 1: Creating a Safe School
This lesson looks at key criteria that can make students feel safe or unsafe at school, especially those who identify as LGBTQ.
Lesson 2: The World Around Me
This lesson looks at influences on decision-making by analyzing a scenario and the people who impacted their decision including parents, teachers, friends, media, etc.
Lesson 3: Healthy Or Unhealthy Relationships
This lesson has students in pairs review a hypothetical relationship and determine if they believe it’s healthy or unhealthy and then post it under the corresponding sign.
Lesson 5: We Need to Talk
This lesson is about the importance of listening and communicating clearly and students rehearse those skills in pairs with a third students observing and providing feedback.
Lesson 6: Talking Without Speaking
This lesson explores the challenges of communicating clearly solely by text using some examples of when messages can be interpreted in different ways.
Lesson 7: Warning Signs
This lesson starts with a trigger warning and a reminder about ground rules before starting with a video clip reviewing the key facts about sexual assault and abuse.
Lesson 8: Birth Control Basics
This lesson provides information about birth control commonly used by teens by breaking it into three categories – long-acting, short-acting and works right now.
Lesson 9: Using Condoms Effectively
This lesson involves students putting the steps to using a condom correctly in the correct sequence while in small groups and then the teacher demonstrating correct condom use based on their responses.
Lesson 10: STD Basics
This lesson reviews information about decision-making as it relates to preventing STDs by having students complete a worksheet on prevention and transmission.
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.