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Students examine the legal, social, and emotional implications of pornography, sexual abuse, incest, rape, and sexual harassment. They investigate the meaning of sexual abuse.
The subject matter of this lesson is intended for a mature academic audience. Please review to determine if it is suitable for your class. High schoolers create a working definition of sexual abuse, read a scenario, and then break up into pairs for discussion. The article link is not included but is easy to find online. To conclude, individuals reflect and write about what they learned.
Secondary schoolers investigate the debate surrounding the current sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church with this New York Times lesson. Through discussions and written reflection, they explore their own thoughts and opinions on this topic. Use this lesson as a persuasive writing activity in your writing unit. Note: Consider the maturity and background of your pupils prior to using this resource in your classroom.
This is not a lesson per se but there is some very good information. We, as teachers, are bound by law to report abuse. If you are comfortable, I think it's a good idea to let your classes know that you care and that this is a duty you have. It may open a door for a student who needs your help.
Eighth graders are introduced to the various types of abuse. In groups, they identify the signs for each type of abuse and discuss what to do in order to get help. They also discover ways to cope with the abuse and people they can talk to about these issues.
Eighth graders review the types of physical abuse from a previous instructional activity. In groups, they analyze different situations in which they identify the signs of physical and sexual abuse. As a class, they describe actions that can be taken to receive help for abusive children.
Students evaluate human psychology by answering sexual health study questions. In this exploitation lesson, students identify the main causes for sexual assault, the best ways to deal with it at the time and how to prevent it from happening further. Students answer questions regarding human health and student psychology.
Students read about human behavior by completing a worksheet in class. In this sexual activity lesson, students identify the importance about consenting to sexual behavior as opposed to being forced into it or being exploited. Students answer behavior study questions before completing a life science worksheet.
Students discuss child abuse, broadly define and identify various types of child abuse, identify signs of child abuse, and list and discuss local area resources available for victim assistance.
Students analyze the consequences of inadequate or inappropriate care giving (e.g., the effects of neglect or abuse). They analyze the influences that have impact on growth and development during adolescence. Pupils analyze services that might be used in care-giving situations for adolescents. Students identify issues facing families in a multicultural and global society. They describe strategies for taking action on social issues that affect families.
High schoolers identify and examine children's protective rights provided by law, discuss difficulties of determining whether child is abused or neglected, identify types of child abuse and neglect, analyze hypothetical situations to determine whether an abuse occurred, and recognize duty to report child abuse or neglect.
Students analyze psychology by completing a true or false worksheet. In this sexual health lesson, students read assigned text which dictates when it is or isn't appropriate to touch a person and what to do if you feel uncomfortable in a situation. Students discuss sexual harassment and exploitation before completing a worksheet in class.
Students discuss the importance of and ways to report sexual exploitation. They complete a worksheet and draw pictures of themselves and caption the drawing with an empowering message.
This is a very comprehensive lesson on infant and preschool sexual development. It says only one class period, but I think it could be several days worth of materials to cover. The point of view taken here is from that of being a parent. Learning about what is normal sexual development in infants and young children is important. These facts will be helpful when it's time to plan for one's own family and how to handle these situations when they occur.
Students investigate personal health by answering a list of study questions. In 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.
Students identify the elements of child abuse and neglect. Using this information, they relate it to the laws in their home state. They read scenerios and ask questions to determine if child abuse is present. They review the trial process and discuss to end the lesson.
Twelfth graders discuss the three major types of child abuse, list the steps of reporting child abuse, and identify the warning signs of child abuse.
Students continue to examine child abuse and neglect laws in their state. In groups, they discuss the reasoning behind the child abuse laws and how to increase awareness. They participate in a mock trial to practice their negotiation skills.
Students are introduced to the various forms of child abuse. Using the internet, they discover the proper ways to report abuse to adults and the warning signs of someone being abused. In groups, they complete a case study to end the instructional activity.
Students research and practice communication skills as assertiveness and listening in terms of sexual exploitation. In this communication lesson plan, students practice skills in 2 person teams.

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