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Growing Up with Homosexual Parents Submitted by Steven Walfish, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org
I have an exercise that I used in Psychology of Adjustment when discussing parenting. I have students break up into small groups and discuss how their lives would be similar/different if instead of being raised by a mom and a dad that they were raised by two dads or two moms (or if they were raised by two moms or dads being raised by heterosexual parents) I ask them to focus on the effects of having gay parents on psychological adjustment and their own sexual preference. We then come back as a large group and discuss their impressions. I then present them the data on the APA Task Force on the effects of growing up with gay parents which demonstrates no negative psychological effects and no greater incidence of being gay. It is interesting to compare their impressions, fears, and prejudices with the actual data. If there are students in the class who have been raised by gay parents they will often chime in on the discussion and this helps to "make it real." This is usually a lively class session.
Using Vagina Monologues Submitted by Soni Verma Sverma@sierracollege.edu
Sometimes I have shown the video in class and asked students to write a response to it. It is powerful but lengthy.Sometimes I ask them to watch the play and write a reation paper to it for extra credit.However the best way to integrate this work in the sex class is to ask the students the same questions that Eve asks in the play and read the annonymous responses in class.Foe example If your penis/vagina could talk to you what would it say to you? This activity really breaks the ice when we talk about male and female anatomy.
submitted by Wendi Born- Baker University
Rockdale county spread of syphilis and teen sexuality http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/teach/lost/
abortion history & law
and of course, AIDS http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/aids/view/
[-Submitted by Amy Sweetman email@example.com]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sex/add_user.shtml Online Sex ID quiz offers some interesting activities for students to complete regarding the gender of their brain. You may or may not agree with the quiz or its use, but it would make for interesting discussion Warning it will take students atleast 40 minutes to complete the quiz and if you are accepting the results for credit you should tell them to print their results because the email function will not send any information except that the test has been taken.
http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/6/index.php?id=2#]] # 1 Slip of the Tongue Video where a man tries to pick up a woman and she lets him know all that she has to go through just to be accepted in society. The video is portrayed in a rap type message adapted from a poem called Slip of the tongue.
http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/6/index.php?id=2# Public service announcement gay and lesbian marriages- A young man asks for a woman's hand in marriage to many different people and at the end of the announcement... it ask's how the viewer would feel about having to ask 260 million people for the right to marry.
http://www.ifilm.com/video/2819686Snickers commercial during 2007 Superbowl may be used to discuss sexual orientation or gender issues.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCHDGxlEFS0 Humorous way of suggesting to use condoms running time approximately 40 seconds. -- submitted by Ed Pollak. West Chester University of Pennsylvania
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=1977144 Do opposites attract or do birds of a feather flock together? --submitted by Annette Kujawski Taylor, Ph.D. University of San Diego
Poems and stories
---submitted by Wendi Born- Baker University
http://peace.saumag.edu/faculty/Kardas/Courses/HS/default.html Online lecture notes for a Human Sexuality Course by Edward P. Kardas
http://www.iarr.org/resources/courses.htmlInternational Association for Relationships Research
http://www.giveatoss.com/ - A website with quite a sense of humor regarding sperm donation The site provides many sperm fun facts and other humorous features such as a type of masturbation game, a CNNN video where UK residence discuss their feelings on sperm donation and swimming sperm who chirp every time you click on a link button. --submitted by Stephen L. Black Bishop's University to the Teaching in Psychology (TIPS) listserv