ERIC Number: ED197879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Choices & Careers; Free to Choose: Just for You. Book III and Leaders Guide.
Because bearing a child as a teenager presents a threat to a young American Indian woman's health, her education, her financial independence, her freedom to choose, and her ability to develop her potential, this unit on sexuality deals with the following: (1) sexuality as it affects one's life; (2) history of birth control; (3) matriarchal societies; (4) attitudes that affect the rate of teenage pregnancies; (5) physical readiness of teenage girls to bear children; (6) Wisconsin state laws on education for pregnant teenage parents; (7) nonmarital sex; (8) birth control; (9) venereal disease; and (10) homosexuality, masturbation, and abortion. It presents a history of the use of birth control by various tribal groups and data on infant birth and mortality rates among Wisconsin Indian people. The unit is primarily designed for girls 15 to 18. The leaflet "Your Life" and the "Ropes and Ladders" game are appropriate for girls 12 to 18 years old. Five charts, illustrating birthrate by age and infant mortality rates for Wisconsin Indians, are included. Slides on birth control methods and handbooks on venereal disease and birth control are available for use with the unit. The leaders' guide contains concepts, objectives and background information for learning activities. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Contraception, Family Planning, Females, Games, Individual Development, Leaders Guides, Learning Activities, Pregnancy, Sex Education, Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Social Attitudes, State Legislation
Women's Education Resources, Univ. of Wisconsin Extension, 430 Lowell Hall, 610 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53589 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin