Long Live Love is a curriculum about love, relationships and sexuality for secondary schools and vocational schools. The method consists of three teaching packs:

  • Long Live Love for general secondary education (second year)
  • Long Live Love for higher secondary education (4-5th year)
  • Long Live Love for vocational schools

 

Long Live Love for general secondary education (second year) is partly available in English. Information about this teaching pack, can be found on this webpage. Do you want to know more about the other Long Live Love teaching packs? Please contact us: info@longlivelove.nl

The aim of Long Live Love

With this teaching pack you can help students safely enjoy their emerging sexuality when they are ready. It enables you to educate them while developing their attitudes and skills with regard to relationships and sexuality.

Themes in Long Live Love

The Long Live Love themes are: puberty, falling in love, relationships, homosexuality, what you want, drawing the line and assertiveness, the internet, groomers, the first time, problems with sex, getting help, safe sex, condoms and contraception.

Series of lessons

The teaching pack consists of six lessons. Each lesson takes a minimum of 50 minutes (one lesson period) to complete. How long the lesson takes depends on the time available, the class, class reactions and whether the subject is particularly relevant for the class. It is important to follow the order of the lessons as it is given and to use all the subject content. The teaching materials have been developed to be used together and to cover all the themes relating to relationships and sexuality.

In the Long Live Love series of lessons we have taken into account:

  • Young people with diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Differences in values and principles regarding sexuality
  • Diversity in the way young people begin relationships
  • Differences between boys and girls
  • Young people from different regions
1.

The six lessons

Lesson 1: What’s happening to you?

This lesson is about puberty, falling in love, discovering your sexual identity and the influence of parents and friends on beginning a relationship.

Lesson 2: What are you ready for?

This lesson is about chatting up and going out with someone, breaking up with them and a broken heart, making choices in relationships and types of intimate physical contact.

Lesson 3: Where do you draw the line?

This lesson is about discovering what you want and where you draw the line, finding out how the other person feels about that, talking about what you do and don’t want, using the internet safely, undesirable experiences and groomers.

Lesson 4: How do you make sex special?

This lesson is about the first time, how to have sex when you are ready, safely and enjoyably, coping with problems with sex and getting help with your questions and problems.

Lesson 5: Safe sex what’s that?

This lesson is about preventing pregnancy, preventing STIs, safe and unsafe sexual behaviour and what to do after unsafe sex.

Lesson 6: Safe sex how do you do it?

This lesson is about preparing for safe condom use, preparing for contraceptive use, choosing contraception, using condoms, talking about contraceptives and condoms, and coping with resistance to condom use.

2.

Teaching pack - Magazine for students

The magazine contains informative texts, assignments, true stories, photos and illustrations that are geared to young people’s own lives. There are two versions of the magazine: one for the second year of general secondary education and another simplified one for pre-vocational secondary education (Dutch only). Both magazines refer regularly to the website: www.sense.info.

This website provides young people with accurate information about many aspects of relationships and sexuality. It also gives young people the opportunity to contact the Sense Infoline, where they can ask questions online, by phone or by email, or register for a Sense drop-in session in their area.

You can order the Long Live Love teaching materials in the webshop.

3.

Teaching pack - DVD

The DVD consists of six episodes which link up with the lessons. Each episode is about seven minutes long and is structured the same way. First, one or two young people talk about something. This is followed by a short scene, a two minute docudrama. After that, one or two young people talk again. Every episode ends with ‘What do you think?’ In this part, young people react to a question which corresponds with the lesson theme.

In the sections of the teacher’s guide where the lessons are discussed in detail you will find suggestions for talking about the episodes which the students have just watched.

You can order the Long Live Love teaching materials in the webshop.

Trailer - Long Live Love
4.

Teaching pack - Teacher's guide

Teacher's Guide - Long Live Love
Docentenhandleiding

In this teacher’s guide you will find general information about Long Live Love and a description of the lessons. Click on the button 'docentenhandleiding' to download the guide.

Each description includes the following:

  • Themes
  • Learning targets
  • Teaching materials
  • Preparation
  • Lesson plan
  • The lesson in detail

You can order the Long Live Love teaching materials and download the worksheets used in lesson 1 and 3 in the webshop.