Lesson: The Gift of Self
RSE Programme - Secondary Schools
This lesson takes the theme of “gift” which was explored in the film “Love, Honour, Cherish”, and gives the students the opportunity to reflect on this in a personal way. By using clips from the film, and other short clips, the students are taken on a journey to explore what it means to make a ‘gift of self.’
Key Point / Learning Objective
- To understand that you can make a gift of yourself in many ways
- To appreciate that gifts involve waiting and patience
- To know that many men and women choose to make a gift of themselves in lifelong exclusive relationships through the gift of sex
- I can identify special gifts that have been given to me.
- I can describe how I give of myself to others, and of others give of themselves to me.
- I can describe what ‘the gift of sex’ means.
- Teacher Script
- PowerPoint presentation (including films)
- Appendix 1 – one copy for every student folded into A5 worksheet.
- Coloured pens and pencils.
Please take a little time to read through the ‘Teaching’ elements of the assembly so you can put it into your own words.
Overview and timings
1. Introduction - 1 min
2. Film clip and questions - 1o mins
3. Filmed Interviews: Precious Gifts - 10 mins
4. The Gift of Self Teaching - 2 mins
5. The Gift Box - 12 mins
6. Reflection & Prayer - 10 mins
TOTAL TIME: 45 mins
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