“Sometimes when my mind gets locked on something, I can get a little obsessive until I get it. And now you’ve got me wanting one. Great. At least now I know what to bring you instead of flowers on our first date.”
Big Idea: To explore a variety of a beliefs and opinions people have about healthy relationships.
At the end of this lesson students will be able to:
Understand components of a healthy relationship.
State what is important to each person in a relationship – values and opinions.
Articulate concrete ways to improve upon negative situations.
Materials: Signs numbered 1-4 and hung around the classroom, Relationship Situations, ABC's of a Healthy Relationship
Health and Physical Education
C2.2 demonstrate an understanding of the skills and strategies needed to build healthy social relationships (e.g., peer, school, family, work) and intimate relationships
C3.3 describe skills and strategies (e.g., communication, social, refusal, adaptive, and coping skills, conflict resolution strategies) that can be used to prevent or respond to situations of verbal, physical, and social bullying and sexual harassment
1.2 identify and use several different active listening strategies when participating in a variety
of classroom interactions
2.1 communicate orally for a variety of purposes, using language appropriate for the intended
A1.1 develop interpretations of issues from contemporary sources as the basis for drama
A2.2 use a variety of conventions to create a distinct voice that reflects a particular global, social, or personal perspective
Ask your students: What does a healthy relationship look like? What does an unhealthy relationship look like?
Review the ABC’s of a Healthy Relationship.
Hang four signs (numbered 1-4) in each corner of the room. In a moment you will read out different relationship situations, where students will have to make a decision based on four choices. Once they have made a decision, they will move to the corner of the room that reflects their choice. Remind students that there is no right or wrong answer. This activity is meant to explore student’s values, beliefs and opinions about relationships. You may want to discuss why they made the choice they did.
Collect the class as a whole group to revisit each situation and discuss.