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- Newark, NJ
Abstinence Teacher Resources
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FLASH has put together another good activity 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 activity. Adapt it as you need, but have this talk with your classes.
Students research human health by identifying sexual awareness. In this sexual behavior activity, 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.
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.
High schoolers examine the ways in which sexual risk reduction can take place in a communicative manner. In this negotiating sexual risk reduction lesson, students work in groups to role play a realistic situation. High schoolers 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.
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.
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.
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.
Ninth graders are introduced to safer sex policies. In groups, they focus on one aspect of safer sex such as abstinence, communicating with one's partner, and using contraception properly. As a class, they brainstorm a list of resources in their community and discuss ways to approach this topic with their parents.
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.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars identify prevention methods such as contraception and abstinence and answer study questions regarding teen sexual behavior.
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.
Students research human health by examining contraceptive methods. In this safe sex lesson, students discuss the commonly used contraceptive devices on the market today and create a fictitious advertisement spreading the word about safe sex. Students answer study questions regarding contraception use and marketing.