Healthy Relationships Teacher Resources
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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.
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.
Learners 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.
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.
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 plan, students analyze the sculpture titled "Engagement," and participate in a trust activity.
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.
Students take a closer look at domestic violence. In this family law activity, 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.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars discuss the acronym DECIDE and apply it to a problem, writing all the steps in their journal.
So many options are included here for you to help your class explore dating, relationships, and types of love. These lessons are becoming more and more important due to media influences, so choose one of the 10 options to guide your class towards a healthy view of relationships. All worksheets are included.
In the nineteenth episode of a world history series, the narrator explains how the mutually beneficial relationship between the Venetians and the Ottomans led to the Renaissance and Christopher Columbus' voyages. More specifically, your class members will learn about Venetian reliance on trade and merchant ships, coupled with the Ottoman Empire's capture of Egypt and control of trade through the Mediterranean.
Help learners develop the skills they need to fully participate in discussions. The whole class reads together an annotated, academic text, and evaluates the evidence presented on both sides of the adoption question. Individuals then take a stance on the question and explain to a partner why they believe the evidence for one side is more persuasive than the evidence presented for the other. The packet includes graphic organizers, links to additional information, and a grammar exercise.
New Review Examine the Media
Take a look at media though a critical lens. Class members cut out images of women from magazines and conduct a gallery walk, considering the portrayal of women and men in these images. They then read an article and discuss the content and images in small groups. Close the class with a general discussion and by coming up with plans to take a stand against the objectification of women.
In this skill-building exercise, class members learn how to conduct fortified conversations by using precise academic language and supporting a stance with evidence. Pairs examine models of casual and fortified conversations before crafting their own examples of these two types of responses to the question of whether or not schools should protect kids from cyberbullying. An annotated, academic text, a fact sheet, and an evidence and perspectives sheet are included in the packet as is a grammar exercise.
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.
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.
The classic Clifford stories are used in this language arts lesson. Young scholars 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 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.
"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.