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Students examine the topic of abstinence. They discover aspects of the topic from a global to local level. They participate in a debate to share their opinions.
Seventh graders are introduced to the concept of abstinence. In groups, they identify what potential diseases and infections they are protecting themselves from getting. They also are introduced to programs that promote abstinence and contraception.
Students examine and discuss the topic of abstinence. They identify positive reasons for choosing abstinence and three reasons choosing abstinence could be challenging, conduct a communication activity, and complete various worksheets.
FLASH has put together another good lesson about touch and abstinence. Humans need human touch, yet many confuse this need for touch, and their desire for sex. Discuss the four types of touch with your health or teen issues class. There are a couple of activities and lots of questions to guide your lesson. Adapt it as you need, but have this talk with your classes.
High schoolers identify positive reasons why people choose to practice abstinence and complete communication that is successful in this practice. In this abstinence lesson plan, students view videos and fill out worksheets provided.
Students define abstinence and discuss its importance. In this abstinence lesson, students work in groups to brainstorm why teens might not have sex.  Students share their reasons and discuss abstinence.
Students research human health by identifying sexual awareness. In this sexual behavior lesson, students identify abstinence and consider if it is something they should participate in. Students research the different types of touch and how it can be meant as friendly, sexual or aggressive.
For private or home school young scholars learning with an emphasis on religion, this lesson on sex before marriage may be quite appropriate. Male students ages 10-14, discuss sexually transmitted diseases and gain knowledge about the effects of alcohol and tobacco on the body. They pledge to abstain from sex until marriage, write the pledge on paper, and use paste to create an abstinence basketball. This could also be an appropriate church or youth group activity.
In this unit on dating and personal responsibility, learners examine the potential dangers of intimacy and the benefits of abstinence. After watching a video, "Time to Wait for Sex," they discuss such related topics as sexually transmitted diseases, dating, and pregnancy. Finally, students answer an affection questionnaire. This lesson is intended for older audiences and is of a sensitive nature please review and consider your classroom context prior to use.
Eighth graders are introduced to the various types of contraceptions available. In groups, they focus on a different type of contraception method and share their ideas with the class. As a class, they complete a worksheet on birth control pills and identify the most effective method when it comes to avoidance of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Students examine the messages and pressures that are found in society regarding sexual behavior and abstinence. They discuss the advertising images that are effective and catch their attention and consider how they make decisions.
Students study the dangers of intimacy and the importance of abstinence. They watch the video: "Time to Wait for Sex" featuring Pam Stenzil and read from the textbook u, "Strengthening Family and Self", They determine the benefits of abstinence include having mutual respect, not contracting STDs, and not becoming pregnant.
Students create age-appropriate, informational brochures examining health topics relating to sex, after learning about federally funded abstinence-only sex education.
Highschoolers investigate the concept of abstinence and how it is considered the safest expression of teen sexuality. Guiding questions are used to help students through the lesson plan. There are many components to this lesson plan which take a few days to cover or you could select the topics that are more pertinent to your highschoolers. Needless to say, there are a lot of issues for discussion so make sure your class is a safe place for them to talk.
Students examine the ways in which sexual risk reduction can take place in a communicative manner. In this negotiating sexual risk reduction lesson plan, students work in groups to role play a realistic situation. Students present their role-play as a skit to the rest of the class. Students then discuss key points relating to abstinence, contraceptives, pregnancies, and HIV.
Seventh graders review how to make positive decisions regarding their sexual behavior. As a class, they discuss abstinence is the best policy however focus on those who choose not to abstain and their options. They use the Internet and participate in various scenarios to discover what option is best for them.
Students state refusal skills to promote abstinence from tobacco, drugs, and alcohol. They work in cooperative teams to complete a blindfolded race through an obstacle course by identifying refusal skills.
Students examine different choices they make as supporting or undermining their intent to remain abstinent, including the affect of substance use on those choices.
Students discuss the five kinds of touch and complete a family homework page on touch and abstinence. They keep a diary of all the kinds of touch they receive in one week.
Just about everything you need to teach a unit on sexual education. Diagrams, charts, factual information all here. This lesson plan is thorough and goes step by step in guiding everyone through the topics providing questions for discussion. Examine the aspects of using responsible behaviors in relation to sexual activity, with emphasis on abstinence and respect for self and body. There is a plethora of information here in which to support decision making around sexual activity.

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