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Sexual harassment and sexual violence are by no means new issues. What has changed is the role of social media in these issues. This powerful and troubling lesson uses a specific rape case to launch research into a discussion of the wider implications and consequences of recording, posting, and sharing sexual situations. Preview all the materials and consider the culture of your classroom and community before using this carefully scaffolded investigation in your classroom.
Learners differentiate the processes involved in sexual and asexual reproduction. In this plant science instructional activity, students discuss the pros and cons of both methods. They explain how sexual reproduction can lead to genetic diversity.
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.
Discuss how media influences teen sexuality by explaining the importance of values learned from family, religion and society. Learners will role play given scenarios and write a reflection after the lesson.
High schoolers explore the relationship between video games and actual population. Example: A 2005 study showed Latino youth play at higher rates than other groups, but there are no Latino playable characters. They watch a brief video about race and popular game characters, read about stereotyping, and research demographics. They then take an eye-opening online quiz (link is tricky, but worth finding), examine diversity in game genres, and design a game that mirrors their own experience.
Seventh graders complete an outside investigation.  In this organism diversity lesson students summarize and present their findings to the class by displaying the map of their area. 
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.
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.
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.
Consider how well students' favorite TV shows, movies and video games reflect the diversity of society. The lesson introduces your class to several media literacy concepts, such as how media conveys values and messages, as well as the possible consequences of these concepts. Specifically, this lesson deals with the problems of under-representing or inaccurately portraying diversity. Small groups analyze characters in media, and finish by writing letters to the editors of these sources.
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.
Eighth graders research human sexuality by completing a sexual health worksheet. In this HIV instructional activity, 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.
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.
Students explore the meanings of natural selection and sexual selection. They discover the role that genetic variation, adaptation, and sexual selection play in natural selection.
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.
Students 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. Students discuss their impressions of their relationships.
Young scholars explore, examine and study the differences and similarities in creating a climate of inclusion. They assess diversity found within their own classrooms and explore how they need to speak and act in a diverse classroom so that all of them feel included.
For this biology worksheet, students identify and locate various vocabulary terms related to the diversity of microorganisms from A to Z. There are 39 biology terms located in the word search.
Learners 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 instructional activity.

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