Sex Education Teacher Resources
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I Heard It 'Round the Internet: Sexual Health Education and Authenticating Online Information
Students evaluate websites regarding sexual health information. For this media awareness lesson, students discuss facts and myths regarding sex as they determine how to find reputable online and print resources.
Sexual Health and Hygiene
By examining harmful health and hygiene practices, teens will be able to determine what is best for their body. Advertisers for health/hygiene products will also be evaluated for "best interest" criteria. The class will begin by answering a series of questions, in teams or whole group. Following the discussion students will be given a homework worksheet to further evaluate their understanding. This resource could be subjective or viewed as a sensitive area of study.
Decision Making and Teen Parenthood
Students inspect psychology by completing a worksheet in class. In this sexual health lesson, students discuss the responsibilities and maturity necessary in order to have a child and to also be sexually active. Students answer study questions regarding teen pregnancy and STD infection.
Puberty/Adolescence, Day 1: Overview
What a simple way to have a health class learn about puberty! Worksheet 1 has a list of statements about puberty, and the class puts checkmarks in the boxes that they think applies to boys and/or to girls. Sure to promote lively discussion, this resource reminds students that puberty is a process.
Students inquire about life science by completing a worksheet in class. In this human sexuality lesson, students define the physical and emotional changes which occur to male and female students during adolescence and puberty. Students complete a life science quiz and answer puberty study questions on a worksheet.
Sexual Health Care
Why is it so important to get examinations of the breasts and genitalia? It could be a matter of a life or death situation. Better to be a little embarrassed, or a little uncomfortable, than the alternative of having an undetected malady. Remember, that self-examination is a part of sexual health care. This lesson is very comprehensive in addressing these issues. It is definitely worth looking at and using what you are comfortable with in your class. Their health depends on it.
F.L.A.S.H stands for Family Life and Sexual Health, it's a program specifically focused on providing special needs learners with vital information regarding personal and sexual health. This is an overview of the program, complete with sample activities, classroom protocol, IEP notes, and how to answer difficult questions. Even if you don't use the program this overview may be of some interest.
Communication: Saying No
Students read about psychology by identifying uncomfortable teenage situations. In this sexual awareness lesson plan, students read assigned text which discusses the importance of saying "no" when you are in a hostile or uncomfortable situation. Students complete a worksheet based on sexual maturity.
Sexual Education Assessment Tool: Special Education
The FLASH program in Seattle has put together a set of questions for special education classes covering sexual education. Some of the topics include social skills, appropriate, inappropriate, self-esteem, puberty, hygiene, reproduction, and sexually transmitted diseases. Use the resource as a pre-test or post-test. Tip: Break it up into smaller pieces, as forty-two questions is quite a lot to do in one class period.
New! Getting Informed and Informing
Help your young learners understand the importance of privacy when communicating about relationship issues and sexual health. Class members are broken into groups to research various technology-based communication channels that can be used to give or acquire information, and then discuss the consequences of public/private communications.
Touch and Abstinence
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.
Just (Don't) Do It
Students create age-appropriate, informational brochures examining health topics relating to sex, after learning about federally funded abstinence-only sex education.
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.
HIV/AIDS & Other STDs, Day 1: Germs & Risk
Assist your secondary special education class for understanding risky behavior, hygiene, and STDs. The class discusses how germs spread, how people get sick, and what needs to be done to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. They examine a series of self-protection tools, practice washing their hands, and talk about why its important to keep clean. Disease prevention is the main focus of this lesson.
Planning For Student Diversity When Teaching About Puberty
Young scholars begin their examination of the changes their body is going to go through during puberty. In groups of boys and girls, they discover their experiences during puberty are going to be very different from one another. As a class, they discuss the consequences of having unprotected sex and role-play various scenerios to end the lesson.
Unplanned Pregnancy: Pregnancy Options and Society
Students investigate sexual health by completing a worksheet in class. In this pregnancy lesson, students discuss the risk of having sex without contraceptive devices and what to do if an unplanned pregnancy occurs. Students answer study questions regarding societal views on abortion and adoption.
Sexual Exploitation: Assault Strategies
Students investigate personal health by answering a list of study questions. For this sexual assault lesson, students identify the types of situations which may lead to exploitation, assault or rape and discuss ways to limit their contact with these situations. Students read text discussing what to do if you are attacked by a sexual predator and what to do after an attack has ended.
Resources & Review, Day 2: Summary Session
Review all the concepts covered in your special education class related to sexual health and safety. Students answer what they learned, what they liked, and what they'd like to learn in the future regarding health and safety. They each receive a certificate of accomplishment.
Review and Post Test (Sex Ed)
Use this assessment activity in your sex education unit. After going over the answers of the homework assignment from the previous lesson plan, learners can begin the post-test. A comprehensive set on fifty questions mixes up the types of questions: matching, fill-in the blanks, short answer, and true-false.
HIV and AIDS: Understanding Risk Behaviors
Eighth graders research human sexuality by completing a sexual health worksheet. In this HIV lesson, 8th graders define AIDS and list the ways it can be transmitted from human to human. Students assess their own risk and complete study questions about the disease on a worksheet.