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Character Maturity & Consequences Of Harmful Actions

Students will be able to:

  • define character traits (commitment, love, perseverance, respect, responsibility, self-discipline/courage) and identify ways to practice them in their lives.
  • identify characteristics of physical, social, intellectual, moral (ethical, proper conduct), and emotional/psychological maturity; recognize that maturity is a process; and recognize the importance of maturing steadily in these five areas.
  • differentiate between hurtful and helpful behaviors/actions.


  • identify the health risks of sexual activity to out-of-wedlock pregnancy
  • identify some harmful physical effects of premarital sexual activity (e.g. STDs such as HPV, Herpes II, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and HIV/AIDS) (PRIORITY E)
  • identify some harmful psychological effects of premarital sexual activity


  • identify some risks of bearing children out-of-wedlock