Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Teaching About Sexually Transmitted Infections

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)

Duration of Lesson: 50 to 60 minutes

Date Published: 2000

Summary: This lesson is designed to provide students with basic information about sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STD) including transmission, symptoms, testing, treatment, and prevention. Students work in small groups to develop a poster that provides basic information about an STD.

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http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=133 


Condom Wise

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)

Duration of Lesson: 35 to 40 minutes

Date Published: 2001

Summary: Participants engage in a variety of activities including discussing whether a case study couple should or should not use condoms and a forced choice activity and large group discussion to address condom use and STD and HIV/AIDS prevention.

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http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=166 


Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Greades 7 and 8, Lesson #4  

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

Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school; grades 7-8)

Duration of Lesson: one to two class periods

Date Published: 2009

Summary: This lesson focuses on educating students about sexually transmitted diseases including causes, symptoms, testing, treatment, and prevention.

To view this lesson click here:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/famplan/G78_L4.ashx

To view all F.L.A.S.H. lessons, click here:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx


Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Grades 7 and 8, Lesson #5

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

Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school; grades 7-8)

Duration of Lesson: One class period

Date Published: 2009

Summary: This lesson uses role-play and skits to get students thinking about and practicing ways of communicating to partners, health care providers, and parents about STDs. An optional family homework assignment is included.

To view this lesson click here:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/famplan/G78_L5.ashx

To view all F.L.A.S.H. lessons, click here:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx


Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention, Grades 9-12, Lesson 11 

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

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school; grades 9-10)

Duration of Lesson: One class period

Date Published: 2013

Summary: In this lesson there is a deliberate lack of charts and lists related to every STD we know. The reason for this is that newer research indicates that focusing on skills, attitudes, and behaviors is more effective at improving health outcomes than memorizing facts.

The lesson does not use graphic images of infected genitals because these images produce visceral, negative reactions in students and falsely lead people to believe that end stage or worst-case scenario symptoms are the sign of sexually transmitted infection, whereas most STDs have no symptoms. Learners will be able to understand that anybody can have STDs, that a test at a clinic is the only sure way to know, and that completing treatment is imperative if a person is diagnosed with an STD. 

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/HS11STDPrevention.ashx 

To view all F.L.A.S.H. lessons, click here:
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx


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