Romantic Relationships and Dating

Healthy Relationships, Grades 9-12, Lesson 5

Source: Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum, Public Health – Seattle & King County

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 14 through 18; high school; grades 9-12)

Duration of Lesson: Unspecified

Date Published: 2011

Summary: This lesson focuses on how to have healthy and happy relationships, how someone might recognize if they are in an unhealthy relationship, and what kinds of communication skills can help youth have the relationships they want.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/HS5HealthyRelationships.ashx

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Gender Roles & Relationships

Source: Advocates for Youth

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18, high school)
Topic: Romantic Relationships and Dating

Duration of Lesson: 40 to 50 minutes

Date Published: Undated

Summary: This lesson examines how gender roles affect relationships and explores situations where gender roles and stereotypes might affect teen’s goals, decisions and relationships. Participants group into teams to resolve an assigned case study and present their solution to the entire group. Suggested questions for guiding a discussion are included.

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http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=219&Itemid=129


Contraceptive Options

Source: ETR RECAPP Website

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15-18; high school)
Topic: Romantic Relationships and Dating

Duration of Lesson: 1 hour 20 minutes (Part I, 30 minutes; Part II, 50 minutes)

Date Published: 2002

Summary: This learning activity is designed to help youth understand the risks of unprotected sex and learn about contraceptive options. In Part I of the lesson, participants read and discuss a scenario about a sexually active couple; in Part II they learn about methods of birth control.

To view this lesson click here:
http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=132 


Delaying Tactics

Source: ETR ReCAPP Website, adapted from ETR’s Reducing The Risk

Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school) and IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 25 to 55 Minutes

Date Published: 1999

Summary: In this participatory activity that focuses on postponing sexual activity, students observe the teacher demonstrate role-plays and students then practice delaying skills in role-play situations. The educator then leads the students in a guided discussion about the activity.

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http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=180 


Looking for Love? Not Always! Exploring the Variety of Human Relationships. An Activity for Developmentally Disabled Youth .

Source: ETR ReCAPP Website

Target Audience: Developmentally delayed youth, ages 13 to 18; Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school) and IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: Three 30 to 45 minute sessions

Date Published: 2001

Summary: Intended for moderate to high functioning developmentally delayed youth, this 3 part lesson helps youth identify various types of relationships and describe appropriate ways people in different kinds of relationships relate to each other. Through small group and large group discussion, youth are asked to look at pictures and talk about the similarities and differences between romantic relationships and other relationships and to identify strategies for dealing with challenging relationships.

To view this lesson click here:
http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=158 


What’s Your Advice? Adult Male – Teen Female Relationships

Source: ETR ReCAPP Website

Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school) and IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school)
Topic: Romantic Relationships and Dating

Duration of Lesson: Not indicated

Date Published: 2004

Summary: This lesson engages students in a variety of activities designed to help them evaluate and give advice about romantic and sexual relationships between teen females and adult men.

To view this lesson click here:  http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=146 


Just Like You Imagined? (video and lesson plan)

Source: Scenarios USA

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 45 minutes including video

Date Published: 2002

Summary: Six teens hope to avoid heartbreak, HIV, and hard truths about their relationships while remaining true to who they are. The video addresses HIV, pregnancy, testing, sexual orientation, and taking responsibility. Scenarios USA videos are professionally-produced films written by teens for teens. This film was written by 18-year-old Verena Faden of Miami and directed by David Frankel, whose feature films include Marley & Me.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.scenariosusa.org/films/film/just-like-you-imagined/

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http://www.scenariosusa.org/films/ 


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