Plan Title: ”Expressing Affection”
8.5.1 Students will demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration and
respect of self and others.
Students will explain effective communication skills that apply to interpersonal
and intrapersonal behaviors.
- Lead discussion on
ways to express love and concern for family members and close friends.
- Follow this with the
question, "If you were in love, how would you want your boyfriend or
girlfriend to express love to you?"
- Ask students to brainstorm
ways to show love and romantic feelings on a date without having sexual intercourse.
- Divide students into
4 groups and challenge each group to list as many ways as possible to express
affection without sex (e.g., holding hands, talking, exchanging gifts, kissing).
- Time them for 5 minutes.
- In the end, see which
group came up with the most and see how many have the same things listed.
- Follow with further
discussion on positive relationships
Health Content Standards and Objectives:
8.5.2 Students will demonstrate refusal skills to protect personal health against
risky and harmful behaviors (e.g., pregnancy…dating violence).
Health Learning Plan Links:
School.com - Abstinence lesson plans