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Making Healthy Choices

Main Core Tie

Health Education I (7-8)
Standard 1

Additional Core Ties

Health Education I (7-8)
Standard 5

Time Frame

1 class periods of 45 minutes each

Group Size

Large Groups

Life Skills

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication

Authors

KRISTIE GRIER

Summary

PARENTAL CONSENT IS REQUIRED BEFORE TEACHING THIS LESSON!

Growing up in the 1990's can be a challenging. Making healthy and safe choices is critical to personal safety and well-being. This lesson implements decision making, role play and other activities to teach HIV/AIDS prevention.


Materials

  • Behavior Index Cards
  • Role Play situations
  • Extra 3/5 cards
  • Paper


Intended Learning Outcomes

Identify the modes of transmitting HIV. Role play various relationship situations.


Instructional Procedures

Post red, yellow and green construction paper on the board.

RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT:
Give each student an index card with a specific behavior, such as, holding hands, kissing, vaginal sex, oral sex, unprotected sex, sharing IV drug works or needles, hugging, sitting on a toilet seat, etc. The students will place each of their cards next to the stop light colors. The RED behaviors are those in which a person could contract HIV. The GREEN behaviors are those that are safe, a person could not contract HIV. The YELLOW are behaviors that could pose a risk under certain conditions.

DISCUSS:
Red Light, Green Light Discuss the body fluids that transmit the HIV virus. **Abstinence or the proper use of a condom are two ways to prevent the transmission of HIV.

ROLE PLAY:
Review the Refusal Skills.

In small groups, the students will write role play situations using the Refusal Skills. Ask for volunteers to act out their role play situations.

JOURNAL:
Students will reflect on the lesson and write about a person they have seen on TV or personally know who has not used the Refusal Skills or made a wise, healthy decision. Describe the consequences the person was faced with.


Assessment Plan

Students will be evaluated on participating in the activities.


Created: 11/30/1997
Updated: 01/17/2018
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