Sex Ed. Lessons for Special Needs Students: Make Teaching This Health Unit Easy!

Sex Ed. Lessons for Special Needs Students: Make Teaching This Health Unit Easy!
Sex Ed. Lessons for Special Needs Students: Make Teaching This Health Unit Easy!
Sex Ed. Lessons for Special Needs Students: Make Teaching This Health Unit Easy!
Sex Ed. Lessons for Special Needs Students: Make Teaching This Health Unit Easy!
Sex Ed. Lessons for Special Needs Students: Make Teaching This Health Unit Easy!
Sex Ed. Lessons for Special Needs Students: Make Teaching This Health Unit Easy!
Sex Ed. Lessons for Special Needs Students: Make Teaching This Health Unit Easy!
Sex Ed. Lessons for Special Needs Students: Make Teaching This Health Unit Easy!
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Sex Ed. for Special Needs Students-★★★★Make Teaching This Health Unit Easy!

This "Sex Ed. Unit" has been tried and tested with my own special needs students! These Health lessons are organized, detailed, and the step-by-step directions make them easy to teach!


★This is a bundle of 10 standards-based lessons, which included 3 to 6 weeks worth of activities!!

★Meets 6 State Standards
★Meets all 8 National Health Standards
★Meets 7 Common Core Standards

★Years ago that I created and taught what I called "Basic Ed. Health" exclusively for my high school's Special Education students.

It was an amazing program I ran for years, and later we moved to mainstreaming and I had almost every Special Needs student either take my Health class on their own, or come with an adult aide.

So, this unit is tried and tested by hundreds of students, and found to be engaging, fun, creative and HANDS ON learning! at its best!!


There is no canned curriculum here!! Everything has been created by a 19-year Health Teacher Veteran and "kid-tested."

I've adjusted, modified, adapted, and tested these activities over the years to mold them into something that will really delight, teach, and empower your special needs students.



This curriculum is all in Word and editable so you can adapt and modify for your students if needed!

I included a wide range of skill levels in the lessons and instructions, and each lesson has an "Extra Resources for the More Advanced Students" section, offering many of the favorite activities from my "Best Health Curriculum."


*There are 91 total pages of teacher directions and worksheets, all organized by lesson and topics!

*There are 268 PowerPoint slides for your visual learners!

*There are links to 30 powerful videos.

*THIS IS HANDS-ON, VISUAL LEARNING! There are pictures to color, handouts to highlight, flip-up, pull-open, lift-the-lid interactive activities, role-plays, skits, surveys, art projects, parent homework, videos, PowerPoints, on-screen quizzes, cartoons, interviews, song lyrics, music, true stories and more!!


Here is what is included:

Lesson 1: Traits of a Friend (1-2 Days)

-Friendship Quilt Activity
-Things That Could Hurt a Friend Quilt Activity

*For the More Advanced Student:

-Getting to Know Someone Conversation Starters
-Getting to Know Your Classmates Activities
-Who What When Where How Conversation Starters Poster

Lesson 2: Friendship Recipe (2-3 Days)

-Friendship Handout
-iPad Screen Saver on Self-Esteem
-Recipe Card PowerPoint
-Recipe Project

*For the More Advanced Student:

-Friendship Survey to Give to 10 People
-Healthy Relationship Poster

Lesson 3: Showing Empathy (3 Days)

-Empathy Definition PowerPoint
-Identifying with Their Feelings Activity
-Put Yourself in Someone’s Shoes Worksheet
-10 Ways to Show Someone you Care Worksheet

*For the More Advanced Student:

-Empathy for 7 People Homework
-Empathy Survey
-Empathy Survey PowerPoint Answers

Lesson 4: Healthy Dating / Setting Boundaries / Choosing Abstinence (3 Days)

-Dating and What is Love Article
-Dating Do’s and Don’ts Handout
-Tips for Healthy Dating Interactive Fun!
-Setting Boundaries Activity
-10 Reasons for Choosing Abstinence Activity

*For the More Advanced Student:

-Love Languages Survey
-Abstinence Song Lyrics Project

Lesson 5: Standing up to Peer Pressures (2 Days)

-Guess the Pressure Lines Quiz
-Assertiveness Handout
-Personal Peer Pressures Flip Chart Art Project

*For the More Advanced Student:

-Sexual Pressures Articles
-Sexual Pressures Flip Charts Advanced
-Peer Pressure Line Role Play Task Cards



Lesson 6: Reproduction / Puberty / Human Anatomy (4-5 Days)

-Reproduction PowerPoint Slides and Video Link
-Female and Male Anatomy and Reproductive Issues
-Human Anatomy PowerPoint Presentation
-Puberty Handout
-Puberty Poster Project
-Fun Personality Surveys
-Puberty Parent-Teen Communicator

*For the More Advanced Student:

-Girls Only Handout
-Testicular Cancer Videos and Handout
-"Girl Issues" Empowering Girls PowerPoint Presentation

Lesson 7: Handling Emotions (4 Days)

-Puberty, Moods and Emotions Handout
-Replacing Emotions Puzzle
-Calming Statements and Anger Cartoons

*For the More Advanced Student:

-Anger Survey
-Anger Survey PowerPoint Scoring and Explanation

Lesson 8: Sexually Transmitted Infections (3-4 Days)

-S.T.I. PowerPoint
-I Heart Abstinence Worksheet
-Fun Emotional Baggage Interactive Project

*For the More Advanced Student:

-S.T.I. True-False Quiz
-Birth Control Worksheet and Conclusions
-HIV Myths and Truths Handout

Lesson 9: Stranger Danger (Including Internet Safety (4 Days)

-Guess the Stranger PowerPoint
-Internet Safety Quiz
-Internet Rules Project
-True Stories of Internet and Cell Phone Dangers
-Possibly Dangerous Scenarios Activity
-The Emergency Trick Skits

*For the More Advanced Student:

-Sexual Assault True-False Quiz

Lesson 10: Sexual Abuse and R-E-S-P-E-C-T (3 Days)

-Abusive Situations and What to Do Handout
-Abusive Interactive Flip Ups
-Sexuality Parent-Teen Communicator
-RESPECT Unit Test Review
-Unit Test

*For the More Advanced Student:

-More Challenging Unit Test
-Dear Abby Child Abuse Letter
-More on Abuse PowerPoint


Whew!! As you can see this unit is packed full of material.




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2.5-Week Stress Unit
1-Week Body Systems Unit1-Week Self-Esteem Unit
1-Week Dangerous Decisions Unit
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1-Week Ending a School Year Unit

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Best Sellers and Favorite Lessons:

In my 19 years of teaching Health and P.E. and designing hundreds of lessons, these are my all-time favorite lessons:

1. Food Label Scavenger Hunt (This lesson is my #1 selling lesson!)
2. Life Stories Project
3. Alcohol Refusal Skills (Very powerful!)
4. Fat and Sugar Nutrition Lab (Turn your classroom into a science lab)
5. How Alcohol Affects the Body
6. “Intervention” Addiction Lesson
7. Marijuana Card Game: How Pot Hurt Me
8. Narcotics Dangers “Pharm Parties“ Lesson
9. Fast Food Lesson
10. Sexual Pressures Flip Charts
11. Stop Bullying: Making Your Voice Count
12. My Favorite VIDEOS: Over 100 Links to FREE Teen Videos and Presentations
13. b.f.f. (Be Fit Forever) - My 45 Best Health & Fitness Activities for Grades 4-12
14. Nutrition Facts Card Game! This 52-Card Deck Makes Learning Fun!
15. Interactive Health Activity: Flip-Open Food Labels
16. Alcohol Refusal Role-Plays
17. Fun Personality Surveys

Sub Plans:

Motivating Articles Sub Plans (This is my #1 Selling Sub Plan!)
Energy Drinks Sub Plans
Being Above Peer Pressures Sub Plans
Communication Skills Sub Plans
Decision-Making Skills Sub Plans
Self-Esteem Screensaver Sub Plans
Set of 6 Sub Plans-BEST VALUE!!

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5th Grade Full-Year Health Curriculum
4th Grade Full-Year Health Curriculum
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How to Improve Self-Esteem and Stop Bullying: 10 Lessons Grades 4-8
4 Super Fun P.E. Games

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Sex Ed. Lessons for Special Needs Students: Make Teaching This Health Unit Easy!

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