Sex......:
Sex is a major issue facing young people today...possibly the biggest in their mind and even more prevalent than drugs.  Peer Pressure coupled with stereotypes derived from television shows, movies,
and music, as well as the large amount of sex used in advertising and available on the internet, make this issue one that faces teens and children almost daily.  
Add that to the ongoing and ever changing hormones due to puberty and adolescence, it equals out to confused teenagers.  This website will help give information to teens in grades 6-12 on a variety
of common issues with Human Sexuality, Sex, ways to stay safe and in Growth and development from conception through teen years
Why teach a comprehensive unit in school...... Read "
Top 10 reasons to support Comprehensive Sex Education in schools  " posted on About.com  by Dr. Elizabeth Boskey, Ph.D
or also read
  "Put the Sex back into Sex Ed" = posted on TIME.com by Camille Paglia
Human Sexuality Unit
Main Unit Page
STANDARDS, OBJECTIVES/CONTENT AND NOTES for this Unit:

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:  

What is a healthy relationship
Why should I wait to have Sex
If I choose to have sex, what are my physical and emotional risks and ways to protect myself
What happens during the development and birth of a baby

ARTS ACADEMY AT BENJAMIN RUSH CORE VALUES

•        Empathy: How are students contributing to others’ success and understanding?
•        Perspective: How are students addressing multiple perspectives about the content of this unit?
•        Analysis: What learning experiences are helping students deepen their understanding and apply the content addressed in the unit?
•        Commitment: How will students generate their commitment to excellence during this unit of study?


NATIONAL HEALTH STANDARDS:

1 = Core Concepts = Comprehend concepts [facts] related to health promotion and disease prevention
3 = Self-Management = Demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks
4 = Analyzing Influences = Analyze the influence of culture, media, technology and other factors on health
5 = Interpersonal Communication = Demonstrate communication skills with others to enhance health
6 = Decision Making/Goal setting = Demonstrate goal-setting and decision making skills to enhance health
7 = Advocacy = Advocate for personal, family, and community health   

PENNSYLVANIA STANDARDS FOCUS:
(PRIMARY AND SECONDARY)

10.1: Concepts of Health                        A: Stages of Growth and Development                                  E: Health Problems and Disease Prevention

10.2: Healthful Living                                C: Health information and the media                                 D: Decision Making Skills

10.3: Safety and Injury Prevention:                 A: Safe/Unsafe practices                                  C: Strategies to avoid and manage conflict


Main OBJECTIVES and content outline:

The objectives in this unit are for grades 6 and up.  Teachers should take care in selecting objectives suitable for their student’s grade levels and class
needs.  If a student is viewing this website and taking part in the activities, recognize that some material is for other grades.  Get your parent's
permission before viewing any material other than what is for your grade!
   
In general, by the end of this unit,

ALL GRADES will

1) Discuss Abstinence
2) Demonstrate Safe practices and decision making in regards to sexual activity (with Abstinence being foundation of all grades)

High School:

1) recall basic information about growth and development (puberty changes) from middle school
2) Identify factors that contribute to sexual decision making  
3) Evaluate their personal level of intimacy and determine what is and what is not “healthy”
4) Discuss and explain characteristics of successful and healthy relationships
5) Compare Love vs In Love or Love vs infatuation
6) Distinguish between flirting and harassment
7) Explain ABSTINENCE and demonstrate knowledge that it is the only 100% way to prevent
un-wanted pregnancy or STD’s and furthermore, list reasons why it’s important to WAIT
8) List ways to help protect against STD’s and pregnancy if the choice is made to be sexually active
9) develop basic knowledge of Sexually Transmitted diseases AND explain ways to prevent them.  
10) Explain the process of fertilization, pregnancy, child birth and parenting.

6th grade students will:  

1) Identify qualities of healthy/supportive relationships
2) Identify roles and responsibilities of a parent
3) Understand how heredity and genetics affect growth and development and risk of disease
4) Demonstrate skills needed to practice good personal hygiene
5) Know indicators of physical, mental, emotional and social health during puberty
6) Identify traditional and non-traditional roles, beliefs and behaviors related to gender and expression of sexuality
7) Recognize importance of positive peer groups for teens
8) Recognize how media influences gender role
9) Understand the process of the menstrual cycle and ovulation   
10) Understand why abstinence is the safest behavior for preventing STD/HIV and pregnancy  

7th grade students will:

1) REVIEW ALL 6th grade material
2) Describe fertilization, gestation (stages of birth) and the importance of mother's health during pregnancy
3) Recognize that male and female roles have been redefined over time and discuss.
4)  Identify safe dating practices for teens.
5) Demonstrate avoiding abusive relationships and where and how to seek intervention support.
6) Identify ways to prevent HIV/STD’s and pregnancy and explain why Abstinence is the best way

8th grade students will:

1) REVIEW ALL 6th and 7th grade content
2)  Describe how peer pressure as well as independence and responsibilities associated with maturity influence personal behavior
3) Know that sexual identity is influenced by many factors including psychological, physical, social, cultural, and emotional factors
4) Explain how abstinence from sex is a healthy, safe and responsible decision for adolescents
5) Discuss other contraceptive methods to help prevent pregnancy and spread of Sexually transmitted diseases
6) Demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary to make responsible decisions regarding pregnancy prevention
7)  Explain the differences between gender, sex, sexual orientation and gender roles
8) Discuss major Sexually Transmitted Diseases and their causes/symptoms/treatment/results
9) Define Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault and Rape as well as Dating Violence.  Describe and practice techniques to “stay safe”
DISCLAIMER:  At bottom of page.  
Main Topic Pages for this current unit:  
DISCLAIMER:  This website is part of a personal website created and
maintained by Todd Corabi, Huntingdon Valley PA.  ALL web links are to
websites OR website activities that are offered for free anyway and are
usually credited as to what company posted the link.  Downloads are
either self made by Todd Corabi or downloaded for free originally from
Google search, yahoo search or from Glencoe Health.    
Videos posted are embedded in other sites (credited) OR from youtube.

No copyright infrigement is intended. All postings are posted solely for
the education of the students at the
Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush.  If you have any concerns, please
email tcorabi@philasd.org. .  
Permission is GRANTED for anyone else to use any material on this
site that I created..please give source credit.
Just for parents:

Time to talk free brochure :
Comcast and partnership for a drug free America

Guide to the teen brain: partnership to a drug free America

A girl and her period = Always

article:
When should my daughter first go to the GYN? =
Teen Health

Is it normal for my 11 year old son to fondle himself? =
Teen Health

Sexual attraction = Teen Health

your child and dating = choose respect

STD's = Teen Health

For a bunch of other topics: goto
http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/index.html and click on sex.  
You can also see topics on virtually every other Health topic for
teens as well
Human Sexuality/Growth and Development
General overview

IN CLASS INTRO POWEPOINT

In class intro worksheet

For teens: Talking to your parents about sex handout

Informartive PDF "textbook"!:
It's your sex life packet aka IYSL= MTV (REALLY GOOD!!!!!)

SEX ETC = sexetc.org
(comprehensive guide to all topics but articles are
written BY TEENS FOR TEENS)

Iwannaknow myths vs facts = ASHA

CDC Sexual Health overview = CDC
(comprehensive guide to Prevention of STI's and Overall Sexual Health)

Teen Topics concerning Sex and Sexuality = AVERT (UK)

SPECIAL DISCLAIMER for this Unit:  

This Unit is a comprehensive although not all inclusive
Unit on various topics in Human Sexuality
that could be developed into a full course.   

CONTENT IS FROM GRADES 5-12 but OBVIOUSLY some of
the content is NOT for all grades 5-12.

For a Top 10 list of reasons to include a comprehensive program
of sexuality education rather than just
Abstinence only Education, please
CLICK HERE.  

ALTHOUGH ALL EDUCATIONAL,  
STUDENTS NOT ENROLLED IN MR. CORABI'S
HEALTH CLASS OR HEALTH CLASS AT
THE ARTS ACADEMY AT BENJAMIN RUSH,
SHOULD GET THEIR PARENT'S PERMISSION
BEFORE OPENING ANY LINKS OR DOWNLOADING
ANY HANDOUTS.

It is assumed that students assigned to Mr. Corabi's class
or Health Class at the
Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush
have their parent's permission.  

If another teacher other than Mr. Corabi or other Health teacher
at the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush uses this website for
their class, please use your discretion and the Curriculum
guidelines for your district before using this website
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