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Sexual Health Education

                           7th Grade: Growth and Development Lessons



California Health Content Standards

California Healthy Youth Act FAQ ACLU


Students will be able to:

  • Identify at parts of the biological male and female reproductive system.

  • Describe the functions of the parts of the biological male and female reproductive system.

  • Describe the process of human reproduction by identifying the correct order of steps involved in conception.

  • Define the terms sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Lesson Resources

Day 1:

  • Create a comfortable respectful environment; use of scientific terminology for anatomy and physiology of reproductive systems

  • Pre-instruction assessment; Discuss answers

  • Gender Roles Lesson Plan: Alberta Health Services Social Influences

Day 2:

  • Puberty and Endocrine System - Warm up to launch into the movie

  • Watch Body Story: Teen Dreams (45.31)

  • Record on T-chart role estrogen and testosterone play in reproductive system

  • Discuss

Day 3:


8th Grade Comprehensive Sexual Health Education



California Health Education Standards: Growth, Development and Sexual Health

California Healthy Youth Act FAQ ACLU


Lesson Resources - Lessons will be selected from the following:


Unit 1(Science): Sexual Health


Part 1: Contraception, Pregnancy, Parenting

Students will be able to:

  • Describe the effectiveness and safety of all FDA‐approved contraceptive methods

  • Explain the importance of prenatal care

  • List all legally available pregnancy outcomes, including parenting, adoption, and abortion

  • Describe California’s Newborn Safe Surrender Law and minor health care rights





Part 2: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, HIV/AIDS


Students will be able to:

  • Describe the nature and transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

  • —Explain HIV and STI prevention and treatment

  • Understand social views of HIV and AIDS, including stereotypes and myths HIV and AIDS Social Issues

  • List local resources




Part 3 (History): Healthy Relationships

Students will be able to:

  • Practice identifying healthy and unhealthy characteristics in a relationship.

  • Understand the difference between flirting and hurting/sexual harassment

  • Define sexual assault, human trafficking, adolescent relationship abuse and intimate partner violence.

  • Understand the difference between biological gender, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Sexual Orientation and Gender


Healthy Relationships

Resources: The Signs Video; Safe Relationships and Preventing Sexual Harassment PPT; Where Do You Draw the Line Worksheet, Flirting or Sexual Harassment Worksheet

Understanding Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking


Communication Skills