Standard: Health Behaviors
Plan Title: “Risky Business”
8.3.1 Students will identify and list ways to prevent pregnancy, emphasizing
Students will list appropriate procedures to prevent pregnancy with emphasis
slips of paper (see lesson)
students form a circle either with their chairs or sit on the floor.
a relaxed atmosphere.
- Explain that sex is
not simply a form of stimulation and personal enjoyment, but carries with
it both risk and responsibility.
- Talk about the fact
that many people are choosing not to take the risk. Let's share
what pressures cause a person "not to abstain" and why do some chose
- Pass a bag around letting
each student take a slip of paper from the bag and respond to it before going
on to the next student.
- They may pass.
- Slips of paper may
have the following messages on them: realizing life goals, guilt, teen
pregnancy, STD's, love, rejection, exploitation, control, etc.,.
- The student responds
"Abstain" or "Not Abstain".
- Now go around the room
and ask each person to share the pressure related to the message in which
they responded (family, boyfriend/girlfriend, peers).
- Who influences their decisions?
Health Content Standards and Objectives:
6: Goal Setting and Decision Making
8.6.2 Students will explain the effects that different choices, regarding sexual
behaviors, can have on their personal future.
8.5.2 Students will demonstrate refusal skills to protect personal health against
risky and harmful behaviors (e.g., pregnancy)
1: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Students will identify and explain the components of total wellness
Health Learning Plan Links:
School.com - Abstinence lesson plans