Sexually Transmitted Diseases Teacher Resources

The best way to combat sexually transmitted diseases is prevention—and the best way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases is education. A healthy, well-informed mindset regarding sexual health can help teenagers make good decisions amidst a world of peer pressure.

Teach the basics of the mammalian reproductive system with an anatomy presentation, or put the lesson into context with a teacher reference guide on adolescent psychology. Class members can read through a brochure that prompts them to make healthy goals regarding their physical, social, and sexual health, or a resource that is specifically designed for female students.

For a more specific lesson on sexually transmitted diseases, show a short video on different forms contraceptives and how they work, or an informative video about the complexity of HIV/AIDS. A class activity focuses on preventing STDs with a philanthropic approach. Learners can then share their knowledge with a research project that culminates in an informational brochure or poster to distribute to peers.

However you choose to teach your class about the many twists and turns in their upcoming adolescence, we’ve got quality teacher-curated resources for you at Lesson Planet!

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Day 2: HIV/AIDS - Understanding the Disease

For Teachers 7th - 10th
One instructional activity in a series on sexually transmitted diseases, this activity is a good review about HIV/AIDS. Five main points in this instructional activity direct small groups of learners to read and present their...
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Day 5: Communication

For Teachers 9th - 10th
How does one have a discussion with a partner about a sexually transmitted disease? This is probably not a conversation that happens to be in everyone's repertoire. This lesson presents some role-playing scenarios that your class can...
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STD & AIDS, Day 2: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Keep your secondary special education class informed and aware of STDs, HIV, and AIDS. They learn what STD stands for, how STDs are transmitted, and how to protect themselves. A case study, note to care provider, handouts, transparency,...
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Day 3: HIV/AIDS - Its Impact on People

For Teachers 7th - 10th
High schoolers watch a video in which sixteen young people talk about how their lives have been changed by having HIV. So many people have the attitude that it will never happen to them, but no one is immune to this disease. Hopefully...
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Sexually Transmissible Diseases (STDs) - Day 1: Overview

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Pages and pages of information on sexually transmissible diseases (STD). Vocabulary, worksheets, reference sheets, questions for discussion, and more. Transmission and reducing the risk of transmission of a STD. Signs, symptoms, and...
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Sexually Transmissible Diseases (STDs), Day 4: Epidemiology

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or infections (STIs) are totally preventable. Yet, the number of cases is on the rise. Why? This health lesson contains a lot of information about prevention, as well as a great activity about how...
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students examine the ways in which they can become infected with HIV and AIDS. In this sexually transmitted diseases lesson, students discover that living in denial is a dangerous response to these difficult issues. Students watch a...
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Sexual Education Assessment Tool: Special Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The FLASH program in Seattle has put together a set of questions for special education classes covering sexual education. Some of the topics include appropriate, inappropriate, self-esteem, puberty, hygiene, reproduction,  and sexually...
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Reproductive Systems

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Biology apprentices absorb the detailed structure and function of the male and female human reproductive systems. The content of this activity is complete, including reproductive hormones and drugs, the ovarian and menstrual cycles, and...
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Understanding HIV & AIDS

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students discover human health by identifying the dangers associated with sexual activity. In this STD instructional activity, students identify the potential fatal impact that can arise from contracting HIV without utilizing safe sex...
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Studying STI/HIV

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders describe symptoms, effects, treatments, and prevention for chlamydia, HPV, herpes, gonorrhea, Hepatitis B and C, and HIV. They begin by answering provided background questions and get one's feelings about what they think...
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What Reduces Sexual Risks?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Teens don't have the ability to see around all of the corners of their decisions, some of which can affect the rest of their lives. Help them understand the implications of risky sexual behavior, including sexually transmitted diseases...
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Lesson 25: HIV/AIDS & Other STDs - Day 2: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDS) are the focus of a lesson that examines different types of STDs, how to avoid catching or transmitting these diseases, identifying the symptoms of STDs, and reporting procedures.
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Overview

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students observe human heath by completing a worksheet in class. For this STD lesson, students identify the different types of diseases which are spread through sexual intercourse and what symptoms will become noticeable. Students...
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Lesson 4

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students participate in a class discussion which includes categorizing sexually transmitted diseases into various groups such as "always have symptoms/often don't have symptoms" and "curable vs. not curable" to reinforce the idea of...
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STI CAse Studies

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students evaluate case studies in which a person is exposed to a sexually transmitted infection. They read, discuss and answer questions based on four different case studies which involve herpes, HPV, chlamydia, and gonorrhea.
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My Life—My Reproductive Health

For Students 6th - 8th
Keep learners informed about their options and rights when it comes to their sexuality. An in-depth lesson plan guides teenagers through a discussion on sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and emotional consequences to having...
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STDs: You've Got to Know

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate common sexually transmitted diseases, and identify resources for accurate information about STDs. They examine their personal responsibility in preventing the spread of STDs.
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Prevention of STDs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
While medical treatment for sexually transmitted diseases advances every year, the most effective weapon against STDs is prevention. Small groups research one STD and present their findings to the class before engaging in a service...
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What is Sexuality?

For Students 7th - 12th
Set the record straight with a series of health-related lessons that discuss human sexuality. Over the course of 11 group and individual activities, learners discover biological, emotional, and social facts about sexuality. 
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Dysfunctional Adolescent Behavior

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students list the means of transition, some signs and symptoms, the treatment and prevention of 4 types of sexually transmitted diseases. They act out skits on various aspects of STDs (the skits will be recorded and played back for...
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STD & HIV/AIDS, Day 2: HIV/AIDS - Staying Safe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Decrease risky behavior and inform your secondary Special Ed class about AIDS/HIV. They talk about germs, AIDS, transmission, and staying safe. Developmentally disabled individuals need to be informed about safe sex and disease...
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Worksheet and Reading Guide - Reproductive Systems

For Students 9th - 12th
Designed as a reading guide, these twenty-seven questions on the male and female reproductive systems would be useful for almost any high school biology textbook. It can be used as a homework, review, or even a chapter test. 
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students create and perform short skits, based on teacher provided scenarios, dealing with sexually transmitted diseases in order to reinforce the fact that STD's may be present but may not be symptomatic and how to communicate with...

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