Your students have questions about their bodies. LOTS of questions.
And if you're like most teachers, you have only one or two lessons to help them discover the Truth and the Goodness of God's design for their bodies, without compromising on getting them real scientific facts about how those bodies are designed to work. No pressure.
You've seen the curriculum options, you know: It's either full of incredible science with a heaping side of birth control and gender and sexual orientation confusion OR aligned with faith but look like they were last updated when your mom was in high school. The lack of options is frustrating.
I am a Theology teacher and was just asked to teach the new Human Sexuality class at school. Your program has been a gold-mine! Thank you for your ministry! God bless.
The "more than just sex ed" lesson plan Catholic school teachers actually want:
Teaches the actual biological facts of anatomy and sexual reproduction without being tainted by political or social agendas
Reinforces Catholic moral teaching - and actually explains those teachings in a way that makes sense
Encourages parental participation to promote further conversation on these topics
A done-for-you lesson plan for Catholic school teachers
Imagine your students:
Actually knowing the different parts of their anatomy and how they work together
Grounding their understanding of fertility in a place of positivity and respect for the unique purpose of each gender
Understanding what the Church actually teaches about sex and marriage and why
Having confidence in their body and God's purpose for it
A "more than just sex ed" course that shares your school's values
Here's the Lesson Plan
You get to pick: six short videos (6-10 minutes each) or pre-done slides for you to present, all oriented to get the conversation started on anatomy and Catholic moral teaching
MALE & FEMALE ANATOMY
What's actually going on in there? I break down male and female anatomy and what each organ does (but don't worry - images give detail, but aren't explicit!).
THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE
Did you know that the most important event of the menstrual cycle isn't a period? It's ovulation. I give an overview of the whole menstrual cycle to show how male and female anatomy work together for fertility.
REPRODUCTION & FERTILITY
In this video, I straight-forwardly and scientifically explain the process of sexual reproduction in humans (no awkwardness!) and the natural times of fertility and infertility couples experience each cycle based on the woman's fertile window.
THE LANGUAGE OF THE BODY
I throw it back to our beloved JPII here as we begin the connection to our faith: Our bodies, as created by God, are a way in which He communicates the truth about who we are. And this truth is further communicated within the marital act.
Once we know that our bodies are speaking to us, we need to learn how to translate it. This video provides an overview of the daily changes men may observe because of testosterone and changes a woman might observe throughout a cycle (considered a vital sign of health for girls).
Combining everything we've already covered, I conclude with Catholic moral teaching on family planning, with an emphasis on how Natural Family Planning allows us to speak the Truth with our bodies and respects the natural periods of fertility and infertility in a couples' cycle.
Plus, you get lifetime access, which means you can show this in all of your classrooms every year for years to come. It literally costs pennies per student!
Oh, and don't forget the parents.
As a Catholic school parent myself, I know how much trust I place in my daughters' educators to assist me in passing on the faith to them.
That's why this bundle also includes parent resources to be sent home, not just so they are aware that these discussions will be taking place, but also so they can have an opportunity to be part of the conversation.
Because that's the ultimate goal with this talk: to simply be the starting point for future conversations.
I'll take this prep for you.
From an introductory parent letter to the actual slide deck and videos right through to the handouts and homework - I've not only already done the work for you, I've made the Catholic sex ed program you'll wish you'd gotten.
Because your students will actually know
Why their bodies are incredible, designed by God for a purpose
The actual facts about how their bodies work, including what happens during a menstrual cycle
What the Church actually teaches about sex and marriage, and why it's got their best interest in mind
Stop having to rewrite the health class curriculum to meet your school's values.
Give them a program that educates their minds and their souls, with this scientific and theological exploration of anatomy, fertility, & reproduction for Catholic teens.