Dating Violence Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Dating violence is an important topic among high school students. This lesson plan features a video lesson that explains the various types of dating violence along with an activity to ensure comprehension. Related lessons and extensions provide an opportunity for ongoing instruction, if necessary.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence
  • compare and contrast sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence
  • analyze documented cases of sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence

Length

  • 1 to 2 hours

Materials

  • Photocopies of assorted documented cases of sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.3

Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.7

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Key Vocabulary

  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Domestic violence

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