• relationships
     
    Specialized Course Content:The content of instruction will be based on state standards and district curriculum. Human sexuality, reproduction and the spread of sexually transmitted disease is apart of this course content. Students will examine at-risk behaviors and the consequences of those behaviors. Students will view slides, from the Centers for Disease Control of real life consequences of Sexually Transmitted Disease. Abstinence-based education will be supported.
     
    Abstinence-based Education:  In this unit, students learn about the human reproductive systems and how to make sound decisions in the areas of relationships as they relate to family planning.  Students learn about how the decisions they make in regards to sex impact their physical, mental, and emotional health.  Students are introduced to the positive benefits of abstinence and as well as evaluating the effectiveness of other pregnancy prevention methods.

    Essential Questions:

    What is the most effective form of birth control?  Can a girl/woman get pregnant the first time she has sex?  What is abstinence?  How effective are male/female condoms? 

     

    Essential Vocabulary:

    Reproductive Organs (male and female), Birth Control Methods (Hormonal, Barrier, Spermicide, Intrauterine), Sperm, Egg, Fertilization, Menstrual Cycle, Abstinence, STD, HIV/AIDS, Asymptomatic, Epidemic, Pandemic