Category: 2-Week Curricula

Commitment to Changing Campus Culture-Needs editing

  Summary: This lesson is the final step for students on the path from 1) understanding the rhetoric surrounding sexual assault 2) learning what sexual assault is and it affects them 3) understanding how they can prevent it 4) making

Bystander Intervention Training


Laws, Rape Culture and Society

Summary: Now that students have created a set of guidelines, they will discuss how such guidelines relate to the world outside the classroom.  They will do this by first looking at existing guidelines–Iowa state law and the University of Iowa’s

Our Guidelines in the Media

Summary: In this lesson students will each receive an example of sex or sexual assault portrayed in the media.  Through research and rhetorical analysis the students will decide what messages this sends about sex and sexual assault.  This helps prepare

Consent and Alcohol

Summary: Similar to the last lesson, this one takes the writing that students did during the week and then asks them to combine and debate their ideas on alcohol and consent.  This lesson in particular may provoke problematic statements from

Defining Consent

Summary: This lesson is designed to let students create their own standards for their community and for their personal lives with regard to sexual assault.  This is the first step towards empowerment, which allows them to see themselves as agents

Redefining Sexual Assault

  Summary:  Now that they have isolated some of the prevailing messages and myths surrounding sexual assault, students will try to understand sexual assault from an alternative rhetorical perspective: that of the survivor.  They will try to define sexual assault

Messages Around Gender and Victim Blaming

Summary:  In this lesson students will discuss some of the problematic attitudes about sex that surround them in the media and general culture.  Once they have identified some of those attitudes, they will discuss the reading for that day about