Like Planet Porn this is about encouraging people to be critical about the messages they receive about love and relationships. It also gives us the opportunity to think about which messages about relationships we teach young people.
Messages about relationships come from many places: sex educators, teachers, family, friends, religion, TV, film, books, magazines. Many of them say the same thing:
“You just need to find the right person and everything will be fine.”
“There’s a special person out there for you.”
“The best way to start a relationship is to be friends first.”
“Once you meet someone they will be the most important person to you.”
“When you find someone or settle down.”
“Sex in a loving relationship is always better.”
“Sex is vital to a relationship.”
This pack encourages critical thinking about relationships and encourages people to find their own answers and to write their own love stories.
For just £9.50 you get the following resources.
Healthy Relationships Graph
Students use the unique relationships graph to examine fictional relationships scenarios.
A fun game based on Family Fortunes where students guess top answers to questions such as “what’s the most important quality in a partner” “name something you wouldn’t do on a first date” and “what’s the worst chat up line you’ve ever heard.”
The Ideal Partner Auction
A very very competitive game which helps students to think about what qualities are important in a partner and a relationship.
Chat Up Lines and Starting Relationships
An opportunity to think about gender roles, stigma and self-esteem and the role they play in how we might go about starting relationships.
Talk For A Minute
For people to talk and to listen to each other about their relationships values. A unique and fun way of getting the discussion going with real and relevant discussion cards.
Why Do People Have Romantic Relationships
A simple but effective way of talking about the many different possibilities for different kinds of relationships.
Relationship Venn Diagrams
A unique way of exploring different relationship dynamics that we may have in different contexts.
Who You Are and Who You Like
To spend time thinking about ourselves and what we might want a relationship to give us. This, like the rest of the pack, also gives us the opportunity to reflect on our relationship with ourselves.
As you can see I utilise lots of different learning methods in these activities to really get students engaged and involved. There’s so much here that students don’t want the lessons to end.