Healthy Relationships Teacher Resources
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Skills for Building Healthy Relationships
Students 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. Students discuss problem solving strategies and Biblical principles that apply.
FAMILY LAW - Domestic Violence (Teen & Adult)
Young scholars 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.
Healthy, Unhealthy and Abusive Relationships: Making Choices
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.
Building Healthy Relationships
Students examine relationships through art. In this art interpretation lesson, students analyze the sculpture titled "Engagement," and participate in a trust activity.
Gender Roles: Exposing Stereotypes
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.
Family Law - Domestic Violence
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.
Students identify qualities of a friend and discover an acronym to help with problem solving. In this friendship instructional activity, students use notecards to identify qualities of a friend and write a definition. Students 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.
Understanding Cyberbullying - Virtual vs. Physical Worlds
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.
Gender Stereotypes and Body Image
Students 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.
Cyberbullying and Civic Participation
Encourage your class to create rules and regulations for cyberbullying. Learners explore civic participation by thinking about the rules and regulations already in place in their lives and studying Canada's Canada Gazette. As a final activity, class members will make their own School Gazette that lays out rules against cyberbullying at school. This is a very complete plan with all materials included.
Twisted Love Part 1
Students 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.
Clifford's Big Idea
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.
Restorative Justice in the Classroom Lesson 1 The Community Web
Students examine methods for resolving conflict. In this conflict resolution lesson, students participate in a classroom activity that requires them to identify their classmates for specific roles in a conflict resolution activity.
Do I or Don't I? A Lesson in Making Healthy Sexual Choices
Students role play scenarios about making smart sexual choices. In this health lesson, 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.
is Love Supposed To Hurt? Discussing Violence in Relationships And Ways To Stop It
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.
Dating and Emotions
Students explain how four areas of self-disclosure affect relationships. They evaluate their own comfort levels for self-disclosure. They identify components of communication.
Puberty/Adolescence, Day 3: "Am I Normal?"
"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.
Respect--The Data: A Closer Look
High schoolers 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.
Blast Off with Healthy Eating
Students explore healthy eating. In this healthy eating lesson plan, 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.