ERIC Number: ED370948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Sex Can Wait: An Abstinence-Based Sexuality Curriculum for Middle School.
Core-Gebhart, Pennie; And Others
This curriculum, directed primarily to students in grades seven and eight, is a five-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. These sections are divided into six units that focus the content of the curriculum. 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 units in section two, "Relating to Others," are devoted to communication skills, family, friendship, dating, and sexual decision making. The final section, "Planning My Future," contains one unit on goal setting and life planning. It 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 7, Grade 8, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Males, Middle Schools, 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.