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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Teacher Resources

The best way to combat sexually transmitted diseases is prevention—and the best way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases is education. A healthy, well-informed mindset regarding sexual health can help teenagers make good decisions amidst a world of peer pressure.

Teach the basics of the mammalian reproductive system with an anatomy presentation, or put the lesson into context with a teacher reference guide on adolescent psychology. Class members can read through a brochure that prompts them to make healthy goals regarding their physical, social, and sexual health, or a resource that is specifically designed for female students.

For a more specific lesson on sexually transmitted diseases, show a short video on different forms contraceptives and how they work, or an informative video about the complexity of HIV/AIDS. A class activity focuses on preventing STDs with a philanthropic approach. Learners can then share their knowledge with a research project that culminates in an informational brochure or poster to distribute to peers.

However you choose to teach your class about the many twists and turns in their upcoming adolescence, we’ve got quality teacher-curated resources for you at Lesson Planet!

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students create and perform short skits, based on teacher provided scenarios, dealing with sexually transmitted diseases in order to reinforce the fact that STD's may be present but may not be symptomatic and how to communicate with...
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Chapter 4: Learning About Disease

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Communicable diseases are the focus of a lesson that primarily uses discussion, a hands-on activity, and a worksheet to drive their point home. Lotion and glitter create a strong visual for communicable diseases. A practice page provides...
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Chapter 6: Making Choices

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A activity looks closely at risky behavior such as teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Middle schoolers use a question box to ask questions anonymously. They role-play what life would be like if they became pregnant then...
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Lesson 24: HIV/AIDS & Other STDs - Day 1: Germs & Risk

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This first lesson on sexually transmitted diseases focuses on germs, what they are, how they travel, and methods of protecting oneself from germs.
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the issue of sexually transmitted diseases and discover that someone may have an STD with no symptoms. In this sexually transmitted diseases lesson, students complete a worksheet as a large group. Students discuss how...
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STI CAse Studies

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students evaluate case studies in which a person is exposed to a sexually transmitted infection. They read, discuss and answer questions based on four different case studies which involve herpes, HPV, chlamydia, and gonorrhea.
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“Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: HIV/AIDS”

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
These activities and instructional handouts will help your learners to understand not only the causes, transmission, and prevention of HIV/AIDS, but also gain a deeper understanding of the chain of infection when diseases are spread.
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Adult-Teen Relationships: What are the Facts?

For Students 9th - 10th
In this teens worksheet, students answer ten true and false questions about teen sex, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases.
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Dysfunctional Adolescent Behavior

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students list the means of transition, some signs and symptoms, the treatment and prevention of 4 types of sexually transmitted diseases. They act out skits on various aspects of STDs (the skits will be recorded and played back for...
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Knowing Your Risk for HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What are the various ways people can become infected with HIV? Build awareness with your pupils and dispel common myths on the transmission of HIV with this resource, which includes a brainstorming activity, group discussion, and a...
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Social Studies: Dating Behaviors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders discuss the importance of responsible dating. In addition to a discussion period, the lesson includes Powerpoint presentations, poster designs, and related role-playing activities. In one scenario, high schoolers act as...
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Group Research and Reports on STDs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars identify and list diseases that people can contract through sexual activity. They conduct Internet research on a chosen STD, write a one-page report, and create a visual aide to present to the class.
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Why it's so Hard to Cure HIV/AIDS

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Believe it or not, a man was cured of HIV in 2008; unfortunately doctors are still scratching their heads trying to figure out how it happened. Follow along with this short video to learn about this deadly virus and the unique...
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Health Outreach -- Creating Research -- Based on Pamphlets on STDs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars view a video clip about people affected by STDs. They research causes, symptoms and cures of a sexually transmitted disease of their choice. They create a pamphlet to share information.
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My Life. My Plan.

For Students 7th - 12th
A colorful packet gets teens thinking about their life plan. Do they want to go to college? Do they want to be in a relationship? Do they want to be sexually active? The packet provides tips on how to develop healthy relationships, make...
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Deadly Desires

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A lesson on STD's captures learners with shocking statistics. Small groups create informational brochures on specific STD's, which they will present to the class. The links for research are overall excellent, but should be previewed for...
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Viruses

For Teachers 9th - 10th
A fliud exchange activity using pipettes/droppers to exchange fluids with at least 3 people. your students are advised not to spill any liquid. Droppers are collected in a large beaker, and students return to desks while holding tubes....
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HIV/AIDS: Basic Facts

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars investigate human sexuality by researching STD's. In this HIV lesson, students discuss the potential risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease such as HIV which can cause illness and death. Young scholars assess their...
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Communicable Diseases

For Students 7th - 9th
In this communicable diseases worksheet, students explain what causes most types of diseases. Then they describe the difference between a disinfectant and an antiseptic. Students also determine ways that communicable diseases can be spread.
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Chapter 5: Learning About HIV/AIDS/STI's and Hepatitis Transmission

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers delve deep into facts about HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis, and other STI's by way of discussion and a hands-on activity. Scholars ask and discuss questions anonymously using a Question Box. Two experiments showcase the...
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Lesson 26: HIV/AIDS & Other STDs - Day 3: HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The third lesson in the three-part series on HIV/AIDS and other STDs considers how these diseases are passed, how to protect against them, and risky and safe behaviors. The discussion of condom use and sexual behaviors are explicit.
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HIV/AIDS & Other STDs, Day 1: Germs & Risk

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Assist your secondary special education class for understanding risky behavior, hygiene, and STDs. The class discusses how germs spread, how people get sick, and what needs to be done to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. They...
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Birds, Bees and STDs

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students develop knowledge on STD's, their causes, treatment and prevention.  In this investigative lesson students mingle with each-other to find the STD, then get into groups and research STD's on the CDC site. 
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Infectious Diseases: Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discover the different sources of pathogens that cause diseases. In this health science instructional activity, students explore different ways to treat infections. They create a persuasive pamphlet on their position on...

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