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Sexual Health Education Curriculum 5th-12th
Senate Bill 5395(link is external), passed by the Legislature and Washington voters in 2020, went into effect on December 3, 2020 (see Bulletin 092-20). It requires all public schools to provide comprehensive sexual health education (CSHE) by the 2022–23 school year, with some requirements beginning in the 2020-21 school year.
Instruction must be consistent with Health Education K-12 Learning Standards, which provide a framework for comprehensive instruction and the provisions of the law. Grade level outcomes are provided as examples only and do not represent a required course of instruction. Instruction must also be age-appropriate, medically and scientifically accurate, and inclusive of all students, using language and strategies that recognize all members of protected classes.
OSPI Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Implementation Webpage
Below is a table of information on the implementation of the Sexual Health Education in the Pasco School District.
*HIV/AIDS Instruction begins in 5th grade.
Newly Adopted Grade Level Materials For Use In 2022 2023
5th grade-The Great Body Shop Magazine # 508by The Great Body Shop Year Published: 2021
Issue # 508 is required instruction to meet the HIV/AIDS requirement of the AIDS Omnibus Act.
Issue #508 covers
*Hygiene routines for illness prevention
*Relationships between diseas and health choices
*Diseases associated with blood
*Effects of HIV on the immune system
*Care of chronically ill
5th grade Materials Consent (For Kids!)by Rachel Brian Year Published: 2020
Consent (for Kids) is required instruction to meet the requirements of the affirmative consent and bystander training of SB 5395 (link to bill above)
With clear explanations, fun illustrations, and expertly-presented information, Consent (for Kids!) is an empowering introduction to consent, bodily autonomy, and how to respect yourself and others.
Consent is like being ruler of your own country...population: YOU.
This is a smart, playful guide to consent and bodily autonomy, packed with bright and energetic illustrations. Readers will learn about boundaries and how to set them; ways to respect themselves and others; what to do if someone makes them feel uncomfortable or unsafe; and much more. Along the way, they'll be encouraged to reflect on (and improve!) their own behavior and to practice consent in their daily lives.
Current Grade Level Sexual Health Education Materials
Grade 6th-8th Holt Risks Of Sexual Activityby Holt Year Published: 2004
6th-8th Consent and Communication Videoby Amaze.org Year Published:
This video on consent and communication includes the definition of consent, including that the absence of “no” does not imply consent – verbal agreement is needed. It outlines what to do if someone touches you against your will, including telling the person to stop and/or telling a trusted adult. The video reinforces that you are not to blame if someone touches you without your permission.
Grade 6th- 12th Confronting Sexual Harrassment in School\: What every student needs to know.by Human Relations Media Year Published:
This video is used for grade 6-12 to meet the Bystander Tranining requirement.
More than 80% of teenagers have experienced sexual harassment in school at least once. In this teen-centered video program students learn to recognize sexual harassment and to understand why these behaviors are harmful. They also learn how to stop harassment and where to go for help. Two young hosts and Elisabeth Schroeder, EdD, MSW (a leading teenage sexuality expert) offer concrete suggestions to victims of harassment and detail their rights under Title IX. For harassers, they emphasize that harassment can get them into trouble with their school and even the law.
Video reenactments focus on the victims of harassment and illustrate how harassment can take many forms, including physical touching and groping, verbal jokes and rumors, gay bashing, and hurtful text and online messages. Real students vividly describe the emotional consequences of being harassed and counteract the perception among many students that harassment is just a joke and no big thing.
Grades 9th-12th Pearson Human Sexualityby Pruitt, Allegrante, Prothrow-Stith Year Published: 2014
Pearson Health (c)2014 delivers high school students the tools necessary for developing and enhancing healthy behaviors that influence lifestyle choices. This relevant, integrated text and video program stimulates classroom discussion, helping students' master skills essential to successful health education. Teachers can expect an unparalleled array of resources delivered online via iPad, Android or DVD, including a variety of differentiated instruction components that support academic achievement at every learning level.
9th-12th Grade Consent. It's Like A Cup Of Tea (Video)by Emmeline May and Blue Seat Studios Year Published: Copyright ©2015
This 2 minute video is used to meet the Affirmative Consent Section of SB 5395 for the 2021-2022 School Year. The specific video is housed at the Booth building and can be reviewed at any time through request to the Curriculum and Professional Development Department.