8th grade curriculum

8th Grade Curriculum Outline

Our 8th-grade curriculum focuses on how to build healthy relationships and why it is best to avoid unhealthy behaviors such as watching pornography. In addition, it discusses the subjects of digital boundaries and the dangers of sexting. The last day is spent focusing on the male and female reproductive anatomy, pregnancy, and STIs.

All our content is age-appropriate as well as free of any explicit material. Furthermore, at the end of each day, students receive short and simple homework to complete with the assistance of a trusted adult. For instance, it could be a parent, a teacher, or an older sibling.

Day 1:

  • Discussing the elements of a healthy relationship compared to an unhealthy one
  • Setting physical boundaries
  • Understanding consent
  • Recognizing and implementing refusal signs

Day 2:

  • Discussing media influence on our ideas about sex
  • Understanding the negative effects of pornography
  • Recognizing the importance of digital boundaries as well as the dangers of sexting

Day 3:

  • Discussing male and female reproductive anatomy
  • Understanding the basics about pregnancy and pregnancy prevention
  • Examining common sexually transmitted infections (including how they are spread as well as how to prevent them)

Handouts:

Homework Day 1 Questions

Homework Day 2 Questions

Support Resources

Steps of Physical Intimacy Worksheet

How to Find Help

My Whole Self Worksheet

Dangers of Sexting

STI Testing Sites

What is Pure Freedom?

The Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) educational model is a national movement to encourage teens to wait for sex. It stands on the truths that delaying sex until marriage provides men and women with the greatest chance at optimal physical health, successful relationships, and socioeconomic stability. Pure Freedom utilizes this model to not only help students understand what real love is but also how to create boundaries that protect them and their peers, how to identify abuse, how the human body works, how STDs spread, and ultimately, how beyond-valuable they are.

For more information on this program, or if you have any questions, feel free to email us at PureFreedom@LifelinePregnancyHelp.org. You can aslo give us a call at 660-665-5688.