Title: Teen Parent: Don't Just Let It Happen
This lesson addresses facts and fiction about teen pregnancy. It is an in-depth look into the social and financial challenges of teen parenting. It includes a cost analysis of a baby's first year of life. Be aware the subject of this lesson is sensitive, it includes research and discussions about sex, birth control, and the consequences of teen pregnancy. The lesson has a financial student aid component which allows teens to research opportunities to further their education through grants, scholarships or student loans, and involves filling out the Federal Application for Student Aid.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (10) 33: Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence. [SL.9-10.3]