ERIC Number: ED364514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Degrassi Health Education Curriculum.
Kirsch, Robin J.
This health curriculum is intended to help teachers deal with some of today's adolescent health issues: (1) alcoholism (issues surrounding family alcoholism); (2) relationships (stereotyping and teen friendships); (3) Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (insight into what it is like to live with HIV); (4) date abuse (relationships and gender roles); (5) sexual orientation (promotes support for gay and lesbian youth, and heterosexual understanding of what it is like to be gay in U.S. society); and (6) teen pregnancy (teen sexuality and parenting responsibilities). Each of the six units in the guide uses a program from the "Degrassi" public television series as a springboard for an in-depth exploration of an adolescent health issue. Included in each unit is background information, three or four lessons supported by reproducible student handouts, and a list of readings and resources for both students and teachers. While the first lesson in each unit uses a "Degrassi" program as a starting point for discussion, other lessons approach the unit's topic from different perspectives and can be used with students who have not viewed the corresponding "Degrassi" video. (LL)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Alcoholism, Curriculum Guides, Dating (Social), Health Education, Health Promotion, Homosexuality, Interpersonal Relationship, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Pregnancy, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Videotape Cassettes
Direct Cinema, P.O. Box 10003, Santa Monica, CA 90410 ($50 plus shipping for each of six videos that correspond to the curriculum).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: This manual can be used with videos of the "Degrassi Junior High" Public Broadcasting System series.