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REAL DEAL Educators Guide (Selected Resources) This document is the forerunner of the “What’s the REAL DEAL about Masculinity?” curriculum, we have chosen to make available some of the most useful passages as supplemental resources.
REAL DEAL Critical Analysis Worksheet (PDF)
REAL DEAL Creative Writing Tips (PDF)
REAL DEAL Writer’s Bill of Rights (PDF)

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Sexual Health Organizations

Sex, Etc. A national newsletter and website that is written by teens, for teens, about sex, pregnancy, condoms, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, and relationships. Sex, Etc. is project of Answer at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Advocates for Youth Dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health, Advocates for Youth provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world.

Teen Pamphlets Advocates For Youth Teen Pamphlets are written by and for young people. Topics include: STI’s, contraceptives, GLBTQ issues, emergency contraception, HIV/AIDS and date rape.

American Social Health Association (ASHA) ASHA is recognized by the public, patients, providers and policy makers for developing and delivering accurate, medically reliable information about STDs. Public and college health clinics across the US order ASHA educational pamphlets and books to give to clients and students. Community-based organizations depend on ASHA, too, to help communicate about risk, transmission, prevention, testing and treatment.

US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC is the lead U. S. federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people – at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) DASH provides information, standards and models for basic health education and health promotion for elementary, middle and secondary schools.
CDC National Center for Health Statistics.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America PPFA is the world’s largest voluntary reproductive health care organization. PPFA also provides educational programs and resources to enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality.

Teen Wire Planned Parenthood’s “For Teens” Website.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
SIECUS is a national, nonprofit organization that affirms that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of living. Incorporated in 1964, SIECUS develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.

Media Resources

Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME) ACME develops, distributes and promotes media literacy curricula; advocates for independent media making as a critical part of a democratic society and vibrant culture; and supports local, state and national media reform efforts.

Listen Up! Listen Up! has assisted more than a thousand youth from diverse backgrounds in the researching, production, editing, and distribution of their own media. This project lets youth know that their work and voices are important and valued while contributing to an open climate for youth media production.

Media Awareness Network Canada’s Media Awareness Network is a world leader in providing educational approaches to emerging media literacy and information related topics, and is committed to maximizing the positive aspects of all media for the benefit of children and young people.

Film and Writing Resources

Script Frenzy – Young Writers Program This resource page presents writing Boot Camps and Work Books to detailed instructions for formatting scripts for different types of media (TV, Film, Theatre), Script Frenzy offers a wealth of know-how and how-to.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program, and become a part of our community—young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors, video game artists and science fiction writers, along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process.

Making Movies: A Guide for Young Filmmakers This manual explains the basics of making a movie for the young filmmaker. It covers all of the nuts and bolts, from how to tell a story to the final edit of the film. The Storytelling and Scriptwriting Chapters are excellent resources for educators integrating the Contest into the classroom. Created by The Film Foundation in partnership with the Director’s Guild of America.

Find more resources on the Teens’ Resources page.