I'm a documentary filmmaker working on a project about sexed. I've been very impressed by the discussions of sexed on this site, and I don't want to make anyone repeat anything, but I was wondering if you could help me get a sense of what curriculum is actually being used out there. (PS: We're covering the whole history of sexed, so we'd love the info from anyone of any age.)
Was Sexed part of your K-12 education? If it was, what grades was it taught in? Which classes was it taught in? (ie science, health, gym, guidance, etc.) Do you remember the name of the actual curriculum or textbook used if any? Did it incorporate any videos, and if so what were they like? Thumbs up or thumbs down on the program? And finally, what year did you attend the class? (ie 2006, 1999, etc)
Thanks. I appreciate it. I'm hoping we can draw some attention to this topic and get people a little more interested in improving sexed in this country.
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1. Was Sexed part of your K-12 education? Yes.
2. If it was, what grades was it taught in? I was in a private school until 6th grade. Via public school, I had sex ed in 6th, 8th and 10th grade.
3. Which classes was it taught in? (ie science, health, gym, guidance, etc.) Sex Ed was taught in Health class, along with a slew of information about drugs/alcohol, general nutrition, and CPR/rescue breathing.
4. Do you remember the name of the actual curriculum or textbook used if any? I remember there was an actual book for 6th and 8th grades (possibly the same book), but I unfortunatley do not remember the title or publisher There was no book, just the words of two middle-aged men for 10th grade health.
5. Did it incorporate any videos, and if so what were they like? Heh. Videos. In 8th grade, they had a program in my school called PSI, short for "Postponing Sexual Involvement". PSI was made up almost entirely of cheesy videos on how to say no to sex. The cheesy-ness was apparent even to my 13 year old inexperienced self. Some videos were used in my High School Health class as well- terribly outdated and unrealistic as well. Tried to communicate a message about drugs to teens, but was off by a generation or so.
6. Thumbs up or thumbs down on the program? A thumbs down. I'd say I've learned more at Scarleteen, or even from my friends than ALL years of my Health classes combined.
7. And finally, what year did you attend the class? (ie 2006, 1999, etc) Let's see... 6th-2000 8th-2001 10th-2005 (Sorry-the years reflect Spring/Fall semester diffrences...)
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DocFilmmaker, we actually require all persons wanting to survey our users for their projects to get permission from the site owner, Heather, before posting. Someone will be along to close this thread for now, and you're more than welcome to send her an email through the contact form linked at the bottom of each page.
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