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    • Unit Area: Sexuality and Family Living Grade Level: Middle –High School Time: 2 class periods with work done outside of class. ATM Card (Abstinence ‘till mature) National Health Education Standard Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health Student will demonstrate the ability to use goal setting skills to enhance health Student will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health Student will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health Student will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health Ready(Objective) Describe the relationship of mental, emotional, social, and physical health during adolescence Analyze the influence of technology on personal health Predict how decisions regarding health behaviors have consequences for self and others Demonstrate the ability to influence and support others when making positive health decisions Set(Preparation) Teens, especially young teens, need to be aware of the benefits of choosing abstinence until they are older and more mature and responsible. This activity is designed to allow students the opportunity to create personal pledge cards and share their beliefs on abstinence with their peers. The pledge cards will be signed and kept as a reminder that becoming sexually involved with someone is a big deal and should not be entered into without examining personal values, wants, and needs. Some discussion of the benefits of abstinence for teens should take place before this performance task is assigned. Materials -Student Instruction Sheet (enclosed) -Computer or media center with multiple computers This particular activity requires the use of Microsoft Picture-It Publisher or some other publishing computer program. It also requires at least one period in a computer room or media center. Although the concept of making their own ATM card can best be done using this technology, if you or your students do not have access to the technology, it can be done “by hand” or can be modified as a poster, license plate, bumper sticker, etc.
    • Go(Procedure) 1. After some classroom discussion about the definition of abstinence and the benefits of delaying sexual activity, students will be given this homework assignment: Homework On a sheet of paper, brainstorm personal reasons to choose abstinence. Remind students to think of the physical, mental, and social benefits of choosing abstinence. They should be able to generate a list of at least 10 items. Explain that this list will be needed tomorrow when they will be going to the media center. Day 1 – Media Center 2. After developing this personal brainstorm list, students will create their own pledge card that reflects their personal beliefs/attitudes/values related to delaying sexual activity. 3. Explain that this card will be labeled their personal ATM Card (ABSTINENCE ‘TILL MATURE). They will have one day in the media center to create this card. They may also work on the card at home if they have the technology. At this point, distribute student handout and ask if there are any questions. 4. Allow students to be creative in designing their ATM Cards (poems, rhyme, slogan, acrostic, etc.) and use a variety of text and graphics. 5. Only two things are REQUIRED on all cards: -The abbreviation ATM must be prominent on the card -There must be room for student signature somewhere on the card 6. If possible, a sample ATM card that has already been created should be used as a model. Students should create at least TWO ATM cards; one copy for themselves and one copy for the teacher. 7. Assessment criteria will be on student handout. While in the media center, teacher should assist students with manipulating the technology. Other students who are more technologically advanced can also assist others with their assignment. Day 2 This class period can be used to have students share their ATM Cards. One suggestion is for students to sit in a circle and pass their card to the person on their right. Everyone has 30 seconds or so to look at their classmates cards, then pass again to right until all cards have been read. Follow Up Student work will be assessed based on criteria. An “Up Close and Personal” circle discussion can follow, with sentence stems related to the topic. Examples: “The best reason not to get involved in a sexual relationship too young is…………” “For some people, Abstinence ‘Till MARRIAGE is………………………..” “I’ll be ready for a sexual relationship when………………….”
    • Student Handout Creating Your Personal “ATM” Card ABSTINENCe ‘TILL MATURE Instructions: In class, we have been discussing the benefits of choosing abstinence related to your physical, mental, and social health. For some, Abstinence ‘Till Marriage is their goal. For others, delaying sexual activity until they are more mature and responsible is their goal. As you look at your own personal brainstorm list of the physical, mental, and social benefits of Abstinence, you will be creating your own ATM card that reflects your own beliefs, attitudes and /or values on this topic. We will be going into the media center/computer room and use Microsoft Publishing to create your cards. If you need assistance with manipulating the technology, your teacher (or peers) can help you. You are encouraged to be creative and original, using text, pictures, color, and graphics to make it personalized. The only mandatory things that must appear somewhere on your card are the letters “ATM,” and a place for your signature. Be prepared to verbally share your cards with the class. Your ATM cards will be assessed on the following: 1. How well you expressed the benefits of choosing abstinence and how you related it to your physical, mental, and social health. 2. How creatively you personalized your information. 3. How well you communicated your reasons to be abstinent or to delay sexual activity until more mature and responsible to your peers. Dom Splendorio President at Prime Time Health Consulting Greater New York City Area