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Sample Curriculum - 5 Day REAL Essentials (formerly known as WAIT Training) Outline


Day One

REAL Essentials Slide Show Part 1

Class discussions include:

  • Defining our sexuality as being male or female.

  • Identifying the 5 parts of our sexuality (Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Social and Spiritual) and defining each part.

  • Discussing how to protect our whole self from the consequences of premarital sexual activity not just our physical bodies.

  • Identifying and discussing the differences between men and women.

  • Identifying and discussing the differences between human and animals

  • Identifying student's hopes and dreams.

  • Broomstick example to illustrate how our choices today affect our options and dreams in the future.


Day Two

REAL Essentials Slide Show Part 2

Class discussions include:

  • Actions have consequences. Discussing how premarital sex affects us physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually and financially.

  • What do we need to live? Identifying the obvious things we need (air, food, water, etc) while discussing whether or not we need love and sex.

  • Examining various ads and discuss how the media appeals to teenagers.

  • Discussing who tells you it is ok to have sex and who tells you it isn't. What is the motivation behind the people/media telling you whether or not it is ok?

  • Discussing why people have sex.

  • Defining bonding.

  • Explaining renewed virginity.


Day Three

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Slide Show

  • Slide show educates students on the 7 most commons STD's (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Herpes, HPV, Trichomoniasis and HIV).

  • Slide Show goes over symptoms, how the disease is transmitted, whether or not the disease is treatable, what effects the disease can have on your body and pictures of what symptoms can look like.

  • Emphasize that fact that sexual risk avoidance (abstinence) is the only 100% guaranteed way to protect yourself.

  • Students have the opportunity to ask anonymous questions on note cards or paper. Instructor goes over questions.


Day Four

Chip Skit

Illustrates STD's can spread through sexual exposure.

Steps to Intimacy

Encourages students to work together to put the steps to intimacy in order. This activity illustrates how to develop a healthy relationship and where to draw a line.


Day Five

Personality Styles Activity (p87)

Students circle words that describe their character to determine their personality. Chart the answers on a graph on the back of their paper. Discuss the different personality styles (Lion, Otter, Golden Retriever and Beaver) and identify positive aspects and things to improve upon for each personality type.

How Do You Feel Loved?

Students read about the different love languages and from filling out the "How do you feel loved" survey determine their own. Instructor goes over what each love language means and how you like to receive love is also how you give it in return.

Refusal Skills

Students learn various ways to refuse a sexual advance by using both verbal and non verbal skills.

Appointment with Love

The Appointment with Love Story is read out loud and the class discusses whether the relationship was healthy or not.

Classroom Education

The REAL Essentials curriculum uses interactive lessons that provide teens with the skills they need to delay sexual relationships. Delivered by trained adults through our local high schools, community organizations and churches this program:


  • Addresses the majority of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Health Education

  • Prepares students for the FSA by teaching vocabulary, critical thinking skills, reading comprehension and sentence completion. 



“I wait so that I do not disappoint myself or other people who love me.”

- Shelia

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