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Teacher’s Guide & Additional Resources

It is strongly recommended that you review the curriculum Teacher’s Guide in your preparations to bring Rights, Respect, Responsibility into the classroom.

Teacher's Guide
Opill FAQs

This one-pager will help you answer student's questions about over-the-counter birth control.

3Rs Scope and Sequence

Includes every lesson by grade, arranged in recommended order, and lists its National Sex Ed Standard alignment.

Teacher's Guide Supplement for Students with Physical Disabilities
Frequently Asked Questions
HECAT Mapping

3R's Mapped to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)

Parental Notification

Many schools find that sending a letter to parents/caregivers letting them know about upcoming sexuality education lessons can not only help keep parents informed but also gives them opportunities to follow up with questions and/or preview materials.

Parental Notification (California)
Growth and Development

Human development is a lifelong process of physical, behavioral, cognitive, and emotional growth and change.

Gender, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation

Rights, Respect, Responsibility is designed to be inclusive of all genders, gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations.

Classroom Management and Using Ground Rules with this Curriculum

Establishing ground rules, which are shared guidelines about how everyone – teachers and students – will interact during lessons, is an important step in creating a sense of trust, support, and safety among students and teachers.

Developmentally Appropriate Lessons

Rights, Respect, Responsibility adheres to the concept of a gender spectrum, although in the earlier grades, gender binary language is used to accommodate the developmental levels of younger students.

Creating Inclusive Classrooms

Teachers are encouraged to work actively against stereotyped assumptions of how their students should behave based on gender. By offering students the widest possible opportunities for self-expression, teachers can help all students develop more complex and nuanced ways of understanding gender.

Sexuality Education Theory and Practice written by 3Rs Co-Author Dr. Elizabeth Schroeder

Need more in-depth information about sexual health and teaching sexuality education? Please consider purchasing Sexuality Education Theory and Practice.

Rights, Respect, Responsibility was informed by the National Teacher Preparation Standards in Sexuality Education and fully meets the National Sexuality Education Standards.

Advocates for Youth created Rights, Respect, Responsibility and intends it to be used in its entirety, while recognizing that districts will select which lessons best meet the needs of their students. In doing so, any adaptations to Rights, Respect, Responsibility must be noted with the language ‘Adapted from Rights, Respect, Responsibility: a K-12 Sexuality Education Curriculum. Advocates assumes no responsibility for the content or quality of those adaptations.