Rights, Respect, Responsibility
Lesson Supplement Summaries
This resource provides a brief summary of each new supplemental lesson.
Supplement: Consent, Sexting and the Law
The intent of this lesson is not to shame young people, but instead make them aware of, and consider the legal consequences of, their decisions about sexting. Additionally, this lesson includes information about consent to emphasize the importance of consenting to all sexual behaviors, including the creating and sharing of sexually explicit media.
Supplement: Healthy Living: Prevention & Treatment
The purpose of this lesson is to explore the ways a person living with HIV can maintain viral suppression and live a healthy life as well as learn ways HIV and other STDs can be prevented.
Supplement: Power and Privilege
This lesson aims to identify how power and privilege can impact a relationship. Additionally, this lesson will cover how these same factors, as well as personal and societal factors, could keep someone from leaving an unhealthy relationship.
Supplement: Not Made for TV
This lesson aims to identify unhealthy characteristics seen in media and provide a space to analyze these interactions and determine if they are healthy vs. unhealthy and therefore clearly separate what is made for tv and what is not desired in real life.
Supplement: The Impact of Racism and Inequality on Sexual Health
By examining and discussing the impact of racism and inequality, educators can provide opportunities for awareness and advocacy that may encourage systematic change and lead to a more equitable society.
Supplement: Sexual Agency: Represent!
This lesson will discuss values and stereotypes that have been generalized by dominant culture while unlearning/relearning ideas that are less harmful to those that are oppressed, such as communities of color and those with several system-impacted identities.
Supplement: Sex Trafficking
The purpose of this lesson is to educate students about the issue and explore recruitment tactics sex traffickers use as ways to reduce the risk of sex trafficking.
Supplement: Showing Kindness & Support to Transgender and Nonbinary People
In this lesson we will examine ways that gender identity and expression are represented through media and how that can influence individual attitudes, beliefs and expectations.
Supplement: Sexual Orientation Facts and Info: Finding and Assessing Credible Sources Online
In this lesson we will learn about how to assess credibility and how to find important pieces of information about sexual orientation online. Additionally, students will learn about the benefits to one’s health and wellbeing when they receive support and kindness.
Supplement: Influencers for Life
This lesson aims to allow students to analyze how the people, communities, and our personal identities can impact so much of what we believe.
Supplement: Advocate Graduate
This lesson will provide students with the ability to truly apply the skill of advocating for a change around a school or community policy to promote safety, respect, and equity for all people.
Supplement: Unhealthy Relationships – Plan for Safety
The ability to determine that a relationship is unhealthy is important, but it is even more important to be able to create a plan to leave an unsafe relationship - this lesson will help students do just that.
Supplement: Reproductive Just: Past Present and Future
Sexuality education without courageous conversations about justice and the US’s painful history is biased erasure. Young people deserve to be informed and prepared for adulthood so we can improve the policies and practices of the past.
Supplement: Making the Unconscious Conscious: Impacts of Stigma & Bias
This lesson will define stigma and bias, have students analyze the way stigma and bias impact decision-making and healthcare, and create a plan for accessing healthcare.
Supplement: Sexual Systems I: Parts
This lesson will occur before the lesson “Sexual Systems II: Processes” so that students understand the internal and external anatomy of the sexual and reproductive systems as a foundation before being taught about the sexual response cycle.
Supplement: Sexual Systems II: Processes
This lesson is intended to follow the Sexual Systems I – Parts lesson as it builds on the foundational knowledge about what parts are called and what their function is.
Supplement: Being Respectful About Gender Identity: Pronouns and Practice!
In this lesson we will explore accurate and credible sources of online information about gender identity, gender expression, and other topics related to transgender youth and their health and well-being that will benefit transgender youth and their friends, alike.
Supplement: What’s Racism Got to Do With It?
Understanding how racism impacts sexual health and wellness - particularly for racialized people - is paramount to providing inclusive and affirming sex education. Sex education has a history of centering white, cisgender, heterosexual people, which can promote harm and/or erasure of everyone else.
Supplement: It’s All About the Hormones
This lesson is helpful in establishing the role hormones play in many of the changes associated with puberty.
Supplement: Thinking Outside the (Gender) Box
This lesson is intended to help upper elementary students understand the basic definitions related to gender identity and gender expression.
Supplement: So THAT’S How Babies Are Made
This lessons sets the foundation for understanding a basic physiological process and underpins future lessons about pregnancy prevention.
Supplement: If You Don’t Have Consent, You Don’t Have Consent
This lesson enables students to practice the skill of communicating their boundaries to others and respecting the boundaries communicated by others. It provides valuable information that students can use throughout a lifetime.
Intended to showcase how each person is unique and how we need to treat others with kindness, this lesson provides an important foundation in affirming our differences in order to prevent bullying and teasing later in life.
Supplement: Pink, Blue and Purple
Helping students reflect on things like colors, toys and careers, this lesson teaches students that gender should not be a limiting factor in being who you are and living authentically.
Supplement: My Body is MY Body
This lesson provides an important foundation for students about seeking help from trusted adults.
Sex trafficking rates continue to increase and this lesson aims to clearly explain what sex trafficking is, how prevalent it is, and what it could look like. By educating our learners about tactics sex traffickers employ to recruit and exploit young people, offer additional protective factors to young people.
Supplement: Pregnancy Basics
In order to provide a complete education it is important to discuss measures to prevent unintended pregnancy and also cover basic information about pregnancy. This lessons covers early signs of pregnancy, explains how pregnancy tests work and then explores what options are available to the person who is pregnant. By receiving a complete education on pregnancy we ensure that the learners receive an
Supplement: Breaking Up is Hard to Do But Not Impossible
This lesson identifies why a person views relationships the way they do, looks at strategies to end a relationship respectfully, and shares resources to provide support when ending unhealthy relationships.
Supplement: So Attractive
This lesson provides a clear explanation as to what sexual orientation is and how a person’s internal and external influences can impact how their expectations, beliefs, and attitudes around sexual orientation.
Supplement: Harassment Prevention – The Basics
By amplifying a system of accountability, we can directly combat a culture that does not provide safety to all of its people.
Identifying national and local laws related to sexual health and services ensures that young people have the ability to make informed decisions instead of allowing life and legal repercussions to happen to them.
Supplement: Image Overload
Reviewing the impact that this media can have on a person’s body image and self esteem offers an opportunity to identify the positive and negative impacts
Supplement: Consent It Goes With Everything
New in 2021, this lesson teaches the importance of consent.