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High schoolers examine the reasons people use alcohol and discuss the negative things that can happen when mixing sex and alcohol. In this lesson on risky behavior, students explore the ways in which they can reduce the risks involved when mixing sex and alcohol. High schoolers read Veronica's Story and work in groups to brainstorm questions for a deeper discussion on the topic.
Eighth graders research human sexuality by completing a sexual health worksheet. In this HIV lesson, 8th graders define AIDS and list the ways it can be transmitted from human to human. Students assess their own risk and complete study questions about the disease on a worksheet.
Every human has the need for affection. This lesson teaches mild to moderately disabled secondary young scholars to make good choices regarding sexual contact. The lesson is developmentally and age appropriate and covers topics such as sexual expression, private parts, privacy, and decision-making. This lesson may not be suitable for minors conserved over their person, consent may be required.
If you teach health, sociology, ethics, or a class that addresses controversial issues, this resource related to schools' sex education programs may be useful. The New York Times' Learning Network provides a lengthy article on a unique sex ed class in a Pennsylvania private school and invites young people to participate in a reading discussion on this high-interest topic. While the online discussion forum is closed, the guidelines provided may prove useful for your own class discussion
Eleventh graders analyze the violence of media and advertising on women, as well as Gandhi's views of women. In this women and media instructional activity, 11th graders Killing Us Softly and Tough Guise as an analysis of media and advertising and their messages about women. Students explore Gandhi's view of women and write a letter to a media or advertising agency outlining the harmful effects of their use of objectification and stereotypes on society.
Students examine the "Cult of Domesticity." In this women's history lesson, students visit the specified Web sites to engage in research related to the characteristics that were thought to represent true womanhood as well as information about the American Women's Rights Movement. Students discuss and compare the outlooks of several authors on women's right issues.
Students observe human heath by completing a worksheet in class. In this STD instructional activity, students identify the different types of diseases which are spread through sexual intercourse and what symptoms will become noticeable. Students identify contraception methods which heavily reduce the risk of contracting an STD.
Students are introduced to the views on sexuality in the United States. In groups, they research data from five countries and compare them with the United States. Using the information, they develop reasons why the teenage pregnancy rate is higher in the US than other countries. To end the lesson, they compare and contrast the negative and positive images they view about sexuality on a daily basis.