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This learning experience fosters awareness of representations we see, and don't see, in the media. Learners list TV programs, games, and films they enjoy, identify characters' ethnic, religious, (dis)ability, and sexual orientation status, assess whether what they see accurately represents where they live, and discuss equity or the lack of it in the media. Sourced from Canada, where the broadcast industry has set voluntary standards to promote equity in the media. With graphic organizers.
Students investigate the philosophy of health as outlined in the FLASH curriculum. They practice how to appreciate and respect themselves in respect to sexuality and overall wellness. There is also a section of the lesson that focuses on the acts of exploitation that can be done to teens.
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.
Introducing the topic of cultural diversity and the social issues surrounding it, this presentation will get your students thinking about stereotypes involving race, gender, and sexual orientation. Affirmative action and positive and negative face are covered in this slideshow, as well as bilingualism. Many opportunities for discussion are listed at the end of the presentation, which prompts students to compare and contrast various sociological and anthropological theories.
High schoolers consider the existence of stereotypes in their personalities. In this cultural diversity lesson, students examine personal relationships they are part of and respond to questions about those relationships through journal entries. High schoolers discuss their impressions of their relationships.
Students evaluate human health by identifying pubescent changes. In this sexual maturity lesson, students identify the importance of waiting until the appropriate age to have sexual intimacy. Students complete a worksheet based on puberty vocabulary terms and social circles.
Students work in groups to investigate and present genetic variation, adaptation, and sexual selection as it relates to evolution. In this evolution lesson, students watch a video discuss how the human eye could evolve due to natural selection. They view more videos and research three aspects of evolution. They present their findings to the class and discuss the evolution of different finch beaks on the Galapagos Islands.
FLASH has put together a pretty comprehensive lesson on fertility and infertility. There is a lot of information on the male and female reproductive systems, fertility, reducing the odds for infertility, the menstrual cycle, and information on sexually transmitted infections. There are activities included, but a teacher could easily invent new activities to do with this vast array of information.
Young scholars compare biological diversity of Arkansas with other ecosystems. They examine the ecosystems of a tropical rain forest and a desert. After exploring the ecosystem, species and genetics, students create charts to compare and contrast the natural division of Arkansas. They discuss biological diversity of any organism in Arkansas.
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.
Students are assigned to bring five flowers. They explore flowers to distinguish different physical features of flowers. They compare and contrast different flowers to determine what features they have in common. Students develop an appreciation for the diversity of flowering plants.
Students participate in an after school program that promotes concern for others, recognizing differences, accepting differences, leadership roles, mentoring, self-responsibility and personal safety. They explore the diversity of their community and prepare to put on a neighborhood Olympics.