Human Development & Sexual Health

Facilitator’s Guide for Jeopardy to Support Human Development & Sexual Health

This activity was developed for educators to use within the classroom to reinforce the Ministry of Education’s Healthy Living Strand: Human Development and Sexual Health Grade 7 curriculum (2019).

Access the on-line Jeopardy game in English or French.

Please note: It is essential to complete the pre-teaching material prior to utilizing the activity for increased class participation and retention of information.

Tips for Delivering Human Development & Sexual Health Information to Students

General Tips for Teaching Sexual Health

  • Acknowledge your own feelings about sexuality. Teaching about sexuality and relationships may cause embarrassment or anxiety for students and teachers. Simply acknowledging these feelings can help make them more manageable.
  • Take some time to think in advance about your own personal boundaries.
  • Create a positive and relaxed learning environment.


Personal hygiene involves keeping all parts of the body clean and healthy. Good hygiene leads to improved self-esteem, body image and confidence, and can prevent the spread of germs and infectious diseases.

What is personal hygiene?

Personal hygiene includes care of the face, mouth, hands, hair, nails, body, and clothing. It also includes care of the body during puberty (menstrual and genital hygiene).

Birth Control

Birth control, also referred to as contraception, are ways for both sexual partners to prevent unplanned pregnancy. There are many kinds of birth control such as abstinence (e.g. holding off on sexual contact), hormonal methods (e.g. pills or other medications), and non-hormonal options (e.g. condoms).


When it comes to sexual activities and any intimate contact, everyone involved needs to give/receive enthusiastic consent.

Healthy Relationships

Educating youth about healthy relationships is important to help them develop skills and knowledge to make healthier choices.