Human Sexuality: A Resource for Kindergarten to Grade 8 Physical Education/Health Education
Notes to Teacher
Throughout this lesson encourage students to recognize, respect, and celebrate the diversity within the class. To discuss diversity in terms of same-sex parents, teachers may wish to use a book such as the following:
Newman, Lesléa. Heather Has Two Mommies. 2nd ed. Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Wonderland, 2000.
GLO 4—Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication (generate ideas, organize ideas, effective oral communication, attentive listening and viewing)
GLO 5—Celebrate and build community (appreciate diversity)
Patterns and Relations (same/different) Statistics and Probability (graphs/charts)
4.2.B.1b (importance of diversity)
Cluster 1—Growth and Changes in Animals (diversity, animal kingdoms)
SS: appreciation of diversity
Have students share personal kits at home or invite families to see presentations in the classroom.
Recommend a story about diversity that parents can read to their children to help them understand that everyone is special and unique.
Example of Story:
Giles, Andreae. Giraffes Can’t Dance. Illus. Guy Parker-Rees. New York, NY: Orchard Books, 2001.