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Teenage Boys—Perspectives on the Adolescent Male’s Development in an Urban Setting by Kathleen London

Guide Entry to 81.03.05:

This unit is intended to guide students in their examination of some of the issues confronting adolescent boys in today’s urban environment. The Unit is divided into four sections: Identity-self image; Moral Dilemmas; Adolescent Sexuality; Teenage Fatherhood. Each section includes a vignette or case study, and may be used with or without photographic images. The strategies provide guidance in developing a variety of classroom activities. The adolescent sexuality section contains lessons on contraception and a discussion about handling controversial issues. There are three detailed sample lesson plans developed around three films: “Am I Normal?,” “Teenage Father,” and “Are We Still Going to the Movies?”

(Recommended for 9th grade Urban Studies—Sex Education, 11th and 12th grade Psychology—Sociology and 9th—12th grade Child Development—Family Life Education.)

Key Words

Human Adolescent Sexuality

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