Resources on Sexual Misconduct
These following lesson plans and resources were compiled by the Office of Equity as a representative sampling of approaches that teachers may utilize to help students talk about topics related to social justice and equity. The below resources are presented as a sampling of approaches to this topic and are not endorsed by the Boston Public Schools or the BPS Office of Equity.
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Lesson Name Description Suggested Grades Sexual Harassment Awareness Lesson Plan (k - 3) The purpose of these activities is to raise awareness of personal space and being respectful. These are building blocks for the prevention of sexual harassment in older grades. (For more information, see https://www.csus.edu/faculty/m/tmigliac/cbm.html) K - 3rd Sexual Harassment Awareness Lesson Plan (4-6) The purpose of these activities is to raise awareness of sexual harassment. Increased awareness of sexual harassment, what it looks like, and how it makes people feel is the foundation of the Project S.A.F.E. intervention program. We will use the term gender harassment instead of sexual harassment with the 4-6 grade students so they do not focus on the term sexual but can get the idea that this is a special form of harassment. (For more information, see https://www.csus.edu/faculty/m/tmigliac/cbm.html) 4th - 6th
Lesson Name Description Suggested Grades Sexual Harassment Lesson Plan Two activities to help students understand sexual harassment. (For more information, see https://www.csus.edu/faculty/m/tmigliac/cbm.html) 7th - 12th Identifying Sexual Harassment and Changing the School Environment A series of lessons to help students identify sexual harassment, the roles involved, and how to change the school environment. (For more information, see https://www.csus.edu/faculty/m/tmigliac/cbm.html) 7th - 12th Discussing Sexual Harassment in the ClassroomWhether or not the topic of sexual harassment comes up in class organically, teachers must address it with students. This teacher suggests ways to do that with sensitivity. 6th - 12th A Short History of the Long Fight against Sexual HarassmentIn this lesson, students will analyze the current and historic fight against sexual harassment and evaluate the ongoing problem of sexual harassment in the workplace and reflect on ways to address it. See also: https://www.kqed.org/lowdown/29228/timeline-a-short-history-of-the-long-fight-against-sexual-harassment. (KQED) 9th - 12th The Reckoning: Teaching About the #MeToo Moment and Sexual HarassmentLesson plans from the New York Times about how to teach the #MeToo movement and sexual harassment. (New York Times) 9th - 12th Discussing Sexual Harassment With Your Students in a Sensitive, Nonpartisan WayA lesson plan using PBS News Hour to help students understand why sexual harassment is a damaging experience for those who have been harassed. (PBS) 9th - 12th