Healthy Relationships Teacher Resources
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Learners create skits showing relationship problems and discuss how communication, cooperation, and compromise can build strong relationships. In this healthy relationships lesson, students are given a scenario to act out in small groups. Learners discuss problem solving strategies and Biblical principles that apply.
Students define domestic violence. They identify the signs of abusive relationships, determine community resources, identify what a healthy relationship is. and discover facts about teen dating violence. They increase awareness about the glorification of violence in the media.
Eleventh graders identify characteristics of dating relationships that are healthy, unhealthy, or abusive. Students investigate how to deal with conflicts that are part of any relationship and to take the proactive measures required to sustaining healthy relationships. These activities may be followed up by a service learning project.
Students examine relationships through art. In this art interpretation lesson, students analyze the sculpture titled "Engagement," and participate in a trust activity.
A series of activities help middle- and high-schoolers identify and explore gender stereotypes and how they can lead to violence and abuse. Use think-pair-share to activate whole class brainstorming about what it means to "be a man" and "be ladylike." Role play exercises demonstrate how the interplay of stereotypes can lead to violence and abuse, and how to participate in respectful conflict resolution.
Students take a closer look at domestic violence. In this family law lesson, students participate in a classroom simulation that requires them to define domestic violence and students then discuss teen dating violence. Students make note of community resources that support victims in abusive relationships.
Learners identify qualities of a friend and discover an acronym to help with problem solving. In this friendship lesson, students use notecards to identify qualities of a friend and write a definition. Learners discuss the acronym DECIDE and apply it to a problem, writing all the steps in their journal.
Teens, dating, relationships, breaking up, what's appropriate dating behavior? Go through this PowerPoint presentation and discuss all of these things and more. Too often, teens are not sure what's appropriate and what's inappropriate dating behavior. Too much of what they do and don't know comes from what they see on TV or at the movies and is not necessarily the best place to obtain guidance. Use this lesson to have some healthy discussions about relationships.
Spend a few days discussing cyberbullying with your class. Opening discussion questions get the conversation started while quotes and articles continue thoughtful dialogue. Small group activities and role-play scenarios extend the practical application, helping learners see the real-life implications of their behavior. Prevent cyberbullying by bringing it out in the open and cultivating healthy methods of communication and ethical behavior online.
Learners discuss and become aware of the dangers of gender stereotyping and the media's role in perpetuating gender stereotypes. They view magazine advertisements and make entries in their journals after guided discussion.
Young scholars research the warning signs and statistics regarding dating violence. They watch and take notes for the PBS video "Twisted Love: Dating Violence Exposed," conduct Internet research, and in small groups present their information to the class in the form of an oral presentation.
The classic Clifford stories are used in this language arts lesson. Students become familiar with words used in various stories about Clifford. They record how many times Clifford's name is used in the book, and complete a sharing worksheet. Each child is invited to bring in their own Clifford book for the lesson.
Students role play scenarios about making smart sexual choices. In this health instructional activity, students discuss the consequences of sexual decisions they make when they are teens. They analyze how these can affect their future and the people who care about them.
Students discuss violence and abuse in dating and family relationships, and how to recognize an abusive relationship, explore attitudes about healthy behavior in close relationships, and discuss ways to avoid and get out of unhealthy relationships.
Students explain how four areas of self-disclosure affect relationships. They evaluate their own comfort levels for self-disclosure. They identify components of communication.
"Am I normal?" Bring this topical discussion to your health or teen issues class, who might be struggling with their developing identities. Learners discuss relationships, including acquaintences, friendships, girlfriends, boyfriends, and spouses. Help your class learn that we are all unique, and that uniqueness is normal.
Students explore the steps in the scientific method process. In this science lesson, students identify warning signs that someone is in an abusive dating relationship. They evaluate the credibility of information sources.
Students explore healthy eating. In this healthy eating lesson, students discover how important it is to eat a helathy breakfast. Students draw pictures of a healthy breakfast, discuss healthy foods and sing songs about healthy eating.
Students participate in a close reading. They examine the text closely for implied and hidden meaning, dissect the story to understand the text as a written craft, and discuss significant details and overall meaning of story. They sharpen summary skills and identify major points of arguments made.
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.