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Students receive factual knowledge from competent individuals on the various methods of pregnancy prevention. They improve their self-esteem and determine how to be assertive when communicating with others. They realize that premature parenthood has an impact on their future lives.
Young scholars discover life science by identifying the reproductive process. In this pregnancy lesson, students read text which discusses the responsibility required to create a child as well as the economical and social means to raise one. Young scholars answer study questions regarding pregnancy prevention and contraception use.
Students investigate the possible consequences of practicing a lifestyle of being sexually active. They work in groups to have discussion using the IDEA Problem Solver handout. The statistics surrounding teen pregnancy are shared in order to help promote responsible sexual behavior.
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.
Learners consider the implications of teen pregnancy. In this personal health lesson, students discuss how mothers prepare for pregnancy physically and financially. Learners compare their daily routines to those of young mothers and discuss how teen pregnancy would alter their lives.
Dispel the many myths and misunderstandings for teens regarding pregnancy. Health young scholars discuss the reproductive system, how conception occurs, and review new information through an excellent in-class game. Some wonderful blackline masters, extension activities, and the materials needed to play "The Pregnancy Game," are included in this well-designed plan.
Twenty-six pages of good information about pregnancy. Pictures and descriptions describe the moment the sperm and egg unite, and there are worksheets that students can complete. This is a pretty comprehensive lesson for one day. It might take more than one day if you cover all of the material.
Students are introduced to the characteristics of rape. As a class, they identify statements as either facts or myths about rape. In groups, they complete a survey to identify their own perceptions about rape and compare them with other classmates. They develop their own responses if they are threatened by a rapist and determine the emotional needs of a victim to end the lesson.
Begin with an online pre-quiz about West Nile Virus. Using a fictional scenario, young epidemiologists read how it is transmitted and examine the stages of the life cycle of a mosquito. They imagine that they are members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, formulating plans for identifying infected persons and how to contain the spread of the virus. The 35-page lesson plan provides beneficial background information, worksheets, resource links, answer keys to ensure success at teaching this mini-unit to your biology masters.
Students in an alternative school setting for pregnant teens examine various facets of pregnancy including prenatal and postpartum testing, genetic influences, and additional risk factors. Through videos, hands-on activities, and small group discussions, they gain insights into the genetics of human development, birth defects, and other related topics. Activities include: constructing cell models and creating pregnancy timelines.
Ninth graders participate in an activity designed to increase their understanding and awareness of the difficulties and complexities of raising a child. They view and discuss an overhead "Babysitter Wanted." Students discuss their experiences with babysitting. They devise a schedule for looking after a six-month baby for a day. Students discuss their current knowledge of child care.
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.
Eighth graders describe symptoms, effects, treatments, and prevention for chlamydia, HPV, herpes, gonorrhea, Hepatitis B and C, and HIV. They begin by answering provided background questions and get one's feelings about what they think when they hear the term sexually transmitted diseases. They have self reflection time and a take home assignment to complete as well.
Students complete a brief exercise about articulating their beliefs about contraception. In this safe sex instructional activity, students discuss how various contraceptives work, identify which methods have medical risks, and examine how some teens choose to abstain from having sex.
Biology or health classmates read a case study about a family who is dealing with fetal alcohol syndrome. The PowerPoint that is supposed to be shown is not included, but there are a plethora of web resources that can be used to help you design a lecture on the topic. As a concluding activity, pupils work together to design a policy to help decrease the use of alcohol during pregnancy in their community and then write a letter to a government official using the data that they collected.