Lesson Plan


A lesson plan about Healthy and Unhealthy relationships.
Clarissa R.
Special education instructor
Datema House
Springfield, United States
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My Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness

Students will be able to...

  • Define "Relationship"
  • Identify Healthy and Unhealthy relationship choices
  • List 3 non-negotiables
Health & Wellness
Grades 6 – 12
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Teacher Notes
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1 Hook/Attention Getter

Activity: Conversing

Ask the students questions about relationships and facilitate a brief discussion.

  • What is a relationship?
  • What relationships are part of your life?
Student Instructions

Students will participate in discussion following their basic expectations.

2 Direct Instruction

Define Relationship...

  • The definition of relationship is the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.

Read "Characteristics of Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships" aloud as a group. Popcorn read the different characteristics so that everyone will be able to participate. Discuss each characteristic and make sure that the students understand what each characteristic means. Asking for examples is a great way to check for understanding.



Student Instructions

The students will popcorn read "Characteristics of Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships".

3 Guided Practice

Use the attached link to play "My Paper Girlfriend" on the SmartBoard as a group. After each question is answered Trust, Communication, and/or Respect will change. Have a discussion with students about why that is.

Student Instructions

The students will participate in the activity following basic expectations.

4 Independent Practice

Activity: Drawing

Have students come up with three things that they can look for in a relationship to help them recognize whether it is healthy or not. This will become their three non-negotiables.

Student Instructions

Students will develop a written list of three non-negotiables.

5 Wrap-Up

Activity: Presenting

The students will present their non-negotiable lists with each other aloud.

Student Instructions

Students will participate in discussion following their basic expectations.