Prevention Lesson Plan
Lesson Plan Title:
This lesson is designed to help the students
see what behaviors they may partake in and if they are at risk by
doing those activities. Some of the examples have very little risk
and some are of major concern. Some of the examples of a risk are
quite graphic, so this may be something you need to announce
previously to parents about this activity.
||Student should have been
introduced to sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases and
Content Standards: South Dakota
Education Content Standards Grades 9-12
- Standard #2: Students will
understand health promotion and disease prevention concepts and
- Standard #3: Students will
understand the benefits of practicing health-enhancing
behaviors, which reduce health risks.
- The student will be able to identify low
risk behavior and high-risk behavior by placing those risks in
their correct “spot” on the board.
- The student will be able to discuss which
low risk behaviors could become high risks and which high risks
could become low risks.
- The student will be able to discuss
different ways of protecting themselves against many diseases
and infections including STD’s, HIV, and AIDS.
One of the assessments is done earlier in this
lesson when the students recognize a risk behavior and which
category it falls under. They should have plenty of previous
knowledge with most of the risks before hand. The second assessment
will be a class discussion and what we learned about HIV/AIDS risks
and behaviors associated with those risks.
Technology to be Used:
||There is no technology for this
||3 large poster size sheets. One in
each color of red, yellow, and green
Make several small sheets of paper that include each risk factor.
There should be about 20 to 30 different factors depending on class
- Post three signs up on the board with
three different colors of green, yellow and red. Make sure they
are in that color order. Green stands for a low to no risk
behavior, yellow stands for a possible risk behavior that may or
may become worse and red stands for a dangerous risk behavior.
- Hand out several different cards with
different risks dealing with sex, relationships and everyday
personal and non-personal contacts. For example, kissing,
hugging, taking care of an HIV/AIDS patient or loved one,
cleaning up blood, unprotected sex, shaking hands, sharing
needles, drinking from the same drink. As the cards are being
passed out the students may not look at them or speak to anyone
else about their behavior they received. (Intrapersonal)
- Once all the cards are handed out let each
student look at their cards and on their own decide which
category their risk behavior fits under. They may even put their
behavior in between a color depending on which way they think it
is more dangerous. (Logical, Mathematical)
- After all the cards are on the board the
teacher will go through each risk in order that they were placed
on the board by the students and as a class determine if that
was the correct place to put that risk. This will open up
discussion and questions will probably be asked at this time
also. (This assignment can remain anonymous for the students as
far as what they had and which color they placed it under.) If
the behavior is placed near the wrong color correct it by
placing it near the right one. (Verbal and Visual)