ERIC Number: ED370947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Sex Can Wait: An Abstinence-Based Sexuality Curriculum for Upper Elementary School.
Young, Michael; Young, Tamera
This curriculum, directed primarily to students in grades five and six, is a 5-week sexuality education program designed to promote sexual abstinence as the best decision young people can make for themselves. The guide is divided into three general areas of emphasis: Knowing Myself, Reltating to Others, and Planning My Future. These sections are divided into six units that focus the content of the curriculum. The lessons in each unit illustrate and reinforce the themes and skills of each unit and section. Section one, "Knowing Myself," helps students feel good about who they are as individuals; presents factual information relating to male and female reproductive anatomy and physiology, and the changes of puberty; and deals with the establishment of values and decision making. The lessons in section two, "Relating to Others," are intended to broaden students' understandings of communication and to develop skills for more effective communication. The final section, "Planning My Future," is designed to help students discover a sense of connection between their decisions and behavior and life outcomes. Teaching tips, suggestions for answering student questions, and a family handout consisting of a permission letter, guidelines for talking to preteens about sex and sexuality, and suggested reading material for parents and guardians are provided. Transparency masters, student handouts and a glossary are included. (LL)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Curriculum Guides, Decision Making, Family Involvement, Females, Grade 5, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Males, Preadolescents, Puberty, Reproduction (Biology), Self Esteem, Sex Education, Sexual Abstinence, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Values Education
ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (PHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ETR Associates, Santa Cruz, CA.