Sexuality and the Media

I Just Wanna Be Me! Bodies in the Media

Source: Teen Talk Sexuality Education

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

Duration of Lesson: 30 minutes

Topic: Sexuality and the Media

Published Date: 2011

Summary: Students work in small groups to identify the media's unrealistic expectations of men's and women's bodies, while also setting realistic guidelines for self-esteem and body image.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.teentalkca.org/sex-in-the-media/


Sex On TV: Teens and Parents Talk

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) and parents/guardians

Duration of Lesson: Not indicated; includes out-of-class homework assignment

Date Published: 2000

Summary: This lesson is designed to encourage young people and their parents/guardians to discuss their opinions and values relating to sexual messages presented on television. Teens are given a homework assignment to watch a TV show with their parents/guardians and use a "Sex on TV: Teens and Parents Talk" worksheet to discuss sexual messages. In class, the facilitator leads a discussion about the assignment focusing on the benefits and challenges teens experienced when talking with parents/guardians about sex on TV.

To view this lesson click here:
http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=172 


Body Image

Source: Advocates for Youth

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: 40 to 50 minutes

Published Date: Undated

Summary: This interactive lesson is designed to increase the participant’s awareness of his/her physical self and of media influences on her/his self image and behavior. Students are broken up into same-sex small groups of 4 or 5 and given diverse magazines and newsprint in which to create a collage. The activity and discussion questions focus on helping young people think about their personal perspectives on appearance and attractiveness and the influence of the media.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=197Itemid=129


TV Smarts

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: 30 minutes

Date Published: 2001

Summary: This activity encourages youth to identify strategies to prevent being negatively influenced by sexual messages on television by completing a quiz on sex and TV and discussing how messages they receive from TV about sex may contribute to teenage pregnancy and their attitudes about sexuality.

To view this lesson click here:
http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=161 


HIV/AIDS: Influence of Alcohol and Other Drugs, Grade 7, Lesson #22

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: 50 minutes

Date Published: 2009

Summary: This lesson helps students understand the physical and emotional effects of alcohol and other drugs on the body. Emphasis is placed on recognizing how drugs/alcohol can impair a person’s ability to make decisions, putting them at increased risk for HIV. The lesson also addresses how advertising promotes alcohol use as a way to meet social and emotional needs and suggests alternatives for meeting those needs. 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_L22.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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