Lesson Plan

  • Grades 11-12

Transforming a Culture of Silence: Preventing Sexual Violence and Rape

Resources and Standards

Resources

(From the Roll Red Roll Discussion Guide)

ROLL RED ROLLFILM WEBSITE

The official website for Roll Red Roll, where you will find information on upcoming screenings, how to host screenings in your own community, opportunities to take action and more.

FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT SEXUALITY AND HEALTH

SCARLETEEN

Scarleteen is an independent, grassroots sexuality and relationships education and support organization and website, founded in 1998. Visit for information on understanding abuse and assault, help getting out of danger, understanding consent, learning how to advocate for yourself and self-care tips.

FOR MEN LOOKING TO GET MORE INVOLVED IN VIOLENCE PREVENTION

1in6

The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. It was founded in 2007 in response to a lack of resources addressing the impact of negative childhood sexual experiences on the lives of adult men.

A CALL TO MEN

A Call To Men works to promote a healthy and respectful manhood and shift attitudes and behaviors that devalue women, girls and other marginalized groups. It is a great resource for violence prevention education and training and promotion of healthy manhood.

HE FOR SHE

HeForShe is a United Nations global solidarity movement for gender equality and provides models of ways to take action in your community.

IT’S ON US

It’s On Us is a national movement to end sexual assault that was launched following recommendations from the White House task force to prevent sexual assault. The campaign combines innovative creative content and grassroots organizing techniques to spark conversation on a national and local level.

MEN CAN STOP RAPE

Men Can Stop Rape is an international organization that mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women. Find a local Men Of Strength (MOST) club, for mobilizing young men to prevent sexual and dating violence.

MENCHALLENGING

MenChallenging offers resources for taking action and making that action as effective as possible.

PROMUNDO

Promundo is a global leader in promoting gender justice and preventing violence by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls. Check out the group’s “The Man Box” report for data on young men’s attitudes, behaviors and understandings of manhood.

Men Stopping Violence

Men Stopping Violence organizes men to end male violence against women and girls through innovative training, programs, and advocacy. Visit for resources, internships, trainings, and other opportunities to learn strategies to create safer communities for women and girls.

INITIATIVES GEARED TO COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

INSIDEOUT INITIATIVE

This organization provides a blueprint for change to the current win-at-all-costs sports culture and promotes the use of sports to foster human growth.

KNOW YOUR IX

A project of Advocates for Youth, Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led initiative that empowers students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools.

GET INVOLVED WITH ROLL RED ROLL’S NATIONAL PARTNERS

BREAKTHROUGH

Breakthrough is a global human rights organization working to drive the cultural change we need to build a world in which all people live with dignity, equality and respect. It works to change the attitudes and assumptions around gender that lead to violence and discrimination.

END RAPE ON CAMPUS

For survivors in higher-ed seeking support: End Rape on Campus works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state and federal levels.

I HAVE THE RIGHT TO

For parents and survivors: This organization started as a social media campaign using the hashtag #IHaveTheRightTo to bring safety and respect to all cultures. As an organization, it promises to be a safe place where survivors and families of survivors can come to find support, belief, advocacy and community.

RALIANCE

A collaborative initiative dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation, Raliance strongly believes that sport is a critical partner in preventing sexual and domestic violence, both on and off the field. Visit the group’s website to learn about strategies and programs to support your sport community to prevent sexual and domestic violence.

RELATIONSHIP ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM (RAPP)

RAPP is a program of the NYC Human Resources Administration and partners with high schools across New York City to provide critical teen dating violence prevention and intervention. There are three provider partners within RAPP: STEPs, Day One and Urban Resource Institute (formerly CADV). The program provides trauma-informed individual and group counseling, classroom workshops to educate school populations on relationship abuse, professional development for teachers and school staff and community outreach.

SAFEBAE

SafeBAE is a survivor founded, teen led organization that educates middle- and high-school students about healthy relationships, dating violence and sexual assault prevention, affirmative consent, safe bystander intervention, survivor self-care and survivor rights under Title IX.

SET THE EXPECTATION

For safer athletic communities: This organization (which uses the hashtag #SetTheExpectation) is dedicated to combating sexual and physical violence through education and direct engagement with coaches, young men and boys in high school and college athletic programs.

STEPS TO END FAMILY VIOLENCE

This program of Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families offers services for victims of gender based violence and focuses on prevention, intervention and policy advocacy.

VITAL VOICES

Vital Voices was created to make space for women to be heard through investment in community leaders worldwide.

CALCASA

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) provides leadership, vision and resources to rape crisis centers, individuals and other entities committed to ending sexual violence. CALCASA works through a multifaceted approach of prevention, intervention, education, research, advocacy and public policy

GET SAVVY ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE

CIRCLE OF 6

Circle of 6 is a White House award–winning mobile safety app designed to reduce sexual violence. It is currently used by over 350,000 people in 36 countries. It was created by Nancy Schwartzman, Director of Roll Red Roll.

@JDoeJustice is a fairly new platform for anonymously reporting sexual misconduct to stop repeat offenders.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR SURVIVORS

ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT (AVP)

Support specifically for LGBTQ folk.

BLACK WOMEN’S BLUEPRINT

Community support for black women.

NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT TELEPHONE HOTLINE: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National hotline providing a wide range of support.

NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT ONLINE HOTLINE

Private and secure online hotline.

NATIONAL SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTER

Every year for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center runs an Instagram photo challenge to harness the power of social media for education and awareness raising. Encourage students to participate in this initiative.

RAINN

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

Standards

Common Core National Standards for English/Language Arts

9-10

Anchor Standard: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7

Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantita- tively, as well as in words.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.7

Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person's life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.8

Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning.

Speaking and Listening

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1.D

Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.7

Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.8

Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.

Content Knowledge: (http://www2.mcrel.org/compendium/) a compilation of content standards and benchmarks for K-12 curriculum by McREL (Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning).

Language Arts, Standard 1: Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process.

Language Arts, Standard 2: Uses the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing.

Language Arts, Standard 8: Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes.

Language Arts, Standard 9: Uses viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media.

Theatre Standard 5- Understands how informal and formal theatre, film, television, and electronic media pro- ductions create and communicate meaning

Visual Arts Standard 3- Knows a range of subject matter, symbols, and potential ideas in the visual arts. Benchmark: Understands how visual, spatial, temporal, and functional values of artworks are tempered by culture and history

Civics Standard 29- Understands the importance of political leadership, public service, and a knowledgeable citizenry in American constitutional democracy.

Health Standard 10 - Understands the fundamental concepts of growth and development

Benchmark 2: Understands how physical, mental, social, and cultural factors influence attitudes and behaviors regarding sexuality

Health Standard 11: Knows health risk factors and techniques to manage and reduce those risks

Benchmark 3: Knows how to make positive health decisions related to injury, tobacco, nutrition, physical activity, sexuality, and alcohol and other drugs

Centers for Disease Control - National Health Education Standards

The NHES are written expectations for what students should know and be able to do by grades 2, 5, 8, and 12 to promote personal, family, and community health. The standards provide a framework for curriculum develop- ment and selection, instruction, and student assessment in health education.

Standard 1:

Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease pre-vention to enhance health.

Standard 2:

Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.

Standard 4:

Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.

Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard 8:

Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health