Abstinence Teacher Resources
Find Abstinence educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 162 resources
From The Unknown To The Informed: A Debate on Abstinence
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.
Choosing Abstinence (Lesson 1)
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.
Touch and Abstinence
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.
What is Abstinence?
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.
Touch and Abstinence
Pupils 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. Pupils research the different types of touch and how it can be meant as friendly, sexual or aggressive.
Abstinence Pledge Basketball
For private or home school students learning with an emphasis on religion, this instructional activity 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.
Just (Don't) Do It
Students create age-appropriate, informational brochures examining health topics relating to sex, after learning about federally funded abstinence-only sex education.
Negotiating Sexual Risk Reduction
Students examine the ways in which sexual risk reduction can take place in a communicative manner. For this negotiating sexual risk reduction lesson, 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.
Decision Making (Lesson 2)
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.
Abstaining from Drugs
Learners 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.
It's All About Choice
Pupils examine different choices they make as supporting or undermining their intent to remain abstinent, including the affect of substance use on those choices.
Social Studies: Intimacy and Abstinence
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 activity is intended for older audiences and is of a sensitive nature please review and consider your classroom context prior to use.
The Roots of Prohibition: Examining the Effort to Prohibit Alcohol in America
Five segements from Ken Burns' documentary series Prohibition, easily accessed on the PBS website, are at the center of a terrific short unit on the roots of America's ambivalent relationship with alcohol. Engage your secondary class with a discussion of proposed government regulation of personal behavior based on several examples provided. Then explore the roots of Prohibition through video excerpts, active listening practice, and an engaging, thought-provoking deliberation activity. A comprehensive resource that includes video note-taking and discussion questions, active listening guidelines, background information about six historic constituent groups that class members role play in the deliberation activity, and a bibliography with other useful resources. Take a weekend off from planning. With a resource as complete as this one; you've got Prohibition covered.
HIV and AIDS: Rights & Responsibilities
Address myths and stereotypes surrounding HIV and AIDS in this lesson plan. Students discuss how the disease is transmitted, how to properly apply a condom, and how to handle real life situations. Note: A number of extension activities, resources, and family supports are included.
HIV/AIDS: Basic Facts
Students investigate human sexuality by researching STD's. In this HIV lesson, students discuss the potential risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease such as HIV which can cause illness and death. Students assess their own pregnancy risk behavior and answer study questions regarding teen decision-making.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Students research sexual health by completing a worksheet activity. In this STD lesson, students identify the different STD's in existence and their potential effects on the human body. Students identify prevention methods such as contraception and abstinence and answer study questions regarding teen sexual behavior.
Students discuss ways to avoid pregnancy. In this contraception options lesson plan, students can describe various types of contraception option. Students study the case of Rosa and David.
Word Meanings from Context
Here is a vocabulary worksheet in which your scholars determine the meaning of 10 words using context clues from short readings. They choose from among four words and write their answers on the blank lines at the bottom of the page. They use an online dictionary to correct their work. The words are fairly advanced, including aesthetic, allegations, affectation, abstinence, arable, and more.
Studying Contraception (Lesson 2)
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.