Pregnancy Prevention Teacher Resources
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Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenthood: Understanding Its Responsibilities and Impact on Life
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.
Pregnancy: Day 2
Students 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. Students answer study questions regarding pregnancy prevention and contraception use.
There's More To Sex Education Than AIDS Prevention
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 activity, they compare and contrast the negative and positive images they view about sexuality on a daily basis.
Students consider the implications of teen pregnancy. In this personal health lesson, students discuss how mothers prepare for pregnancy physically and financially. Students 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 students 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.
Pregnancy and Parenting
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.
Pregnancy, Day 1: The Developing Baby
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 plan for one day. It might take more than one day if you cover all of the material.
Rape: Psychology, Prevention and Impact
Learners 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.
Genetics, Birth Disorders, and Pregnancy
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.
Students discuss facts and myths associates with pregnancy and how conception can and cannot occur. They study fetal development and review terminology. They play a review game.
Alcohol and Pregnancy Don't Mix!
Seventh graders learn about John Kellerman, a youngster who was born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. They learn how alcohol and pregnancy doesn't mix.
Entomologists on Safari: On the Hunt for Mosquitoes
Middle schoolers research about the symptoms of West Nile Virus. For this health lesson, students play the role of scientists investigating mosquito activity in a fictional community. They suggest ways to prevent West Nile virus infection by creating informational posters.
West Nile Virus-What is the Risk?
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.
Reducing Sexual Risk
Tenth graders identify the different risks that teens are facing today. In this health lesson, 10th graders discuss strategies to avoid the risks. They apply what they have learned to answer a given scenario.
Maternal Nutrition during Pregnancy and Lactation
Students explain the relationship among nutrition, infection and diseases. In this health science lesson, students suggest ways to break the nutrition-infection cycle. They brainstorm solutions to prevent infectious diseases in the community.
Contraception, Individuals and Society
Learners complete a brief exercise about articulating their beliefs about contraception. In this safe sex lesson, students discuss how various contraceptives work, identify which methods have medical risks, and examine how some teens choose to abstain from having sex.
Seventh graders take a survey to determine their attitudes toward sexuality. In groups, they identify female and male reproductive organs and develop a list of secondary sex traits during puberty. They also discuss the stages of the menstrual cycle and how the fetus develops. To end the lesson, they discuss how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
HIV/AIDS: Basic Facts
Students investigate human sexuality by researching STD's. In this HIV lesson, students discuss the potential risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease such as HIV which can cause illness and death. Students assess their own pregnancy risk behavior and answer study questions regarding teen decision-making.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Students research sexual health by completing a worksheet activity. In this STD lesson, students identify the different STD's in existence and their potential effects on the human body. Students identify prevention methods such as contraception and abstinence and answer study questions regarding teen sexual behavior.
Reproduction, Day 5: Birth Control
Students with mild to moderate disabilities discuss human reproduction and the importance of preventing pregnancy. They review reproductive anatomy, sexual decision making, and what birth control is. The lesson concludes with a vocabulary game to help solidify concept understanding. A note to the care provider, game pieces, and handouts are included.