Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Instructional Tools & Materials:
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
The following are instructional tools, materials, and resources intended to enhance your STD lesson plan and curriculum utilizing student-centered approaches for teens with the most up-to-date information available.
TeenHealthFX Related Questions:
Does HPV show up on an STD test?
Is it too soon to get test for STDs?
Do I have a yeast infection or STD?
Sample Lesson Plan:
Students will discover the various sexually transmitted infections/diseases
Students will outline the signs and symptoms of STI/STDs
Students will investigate the treatment options available
Students will outline how to reduce the rate of transmission for each STI/STD
Do Now: What are the different kinds of STI/STDs? Do you think they all are treated the same?
Discuss “Do Now” activity:
If utilizing distance learning use this as a post for students to respond to
On a zoom have students take turns responding
Students will engage in a self-directed research assignment:
How It is Transmitted
Symptoms & Warning Signs
Treatment (if any)
This activity can be modified to be done individually, split up into small groups, or even as a class depending on resources available.
- It can also be split up into a mini research project by assigning a group of 2 or 3 students an STI/STD, having them research it, and present what they found to the class.
Discuss answers as a class through PowerPoint, google slides, or whatever resource available.
Additional Questions & Ideas to consider:
Difference bacterial and viral infections how their treatments differ
How to reduce transmission
Contraception options available
Worksheets from KidsHealth.org
Resources for information to guide students:
Facts & Statistics: https://www.cdc.gov/std/default.htm
Facts & Statistics: http://www.iwannaknow.org/statistics/
2018 CDC Full Report: https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats18/STDSurveillance2018-full-report.pdf
Additional Lesson Plan Resources, Videos, and Ideas can be found here.
This TeenHealthFX resources correlate with the following National Health Education Standards:
1. Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
2. Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology and other factors on health behaviors.
3. Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
4. Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
5. Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
6. Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health
You can also access your state’s school health policies.
These materials were developed by TeenHealthFX.com, a program of the Adolescent and Young Adult Center for Health at Goreyb Children’s Hospital.