Wellness 9                                  Comics for Health: The Effects of Drugs                                  Task:...
Comic Strip requirements:                         1. The situation the character is in must be realistic.                 ...
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  1. 1. Wellness 9 Comics for Health: The Effects of Drugs Task: 1. Design a comic strip using the Comic Life Program to inform teenagers about the effects of your assigned drug on the body and mind. Use your comic strip as a teaching tool when you present your project to your class 2. Create a Power Point presentation as a visual aid to present your findings orally to the class and reinforce your comic strip. It should provide complete information about your specific drug. Audience: Teenagers Resources for research: Approved Websites listed in student resources, HSMC, Pathfinder (by K Blackwell) http://theeffectofdrugs.wikispaces.com/Assignment+Sheet Films shown in class and Unit 3 in Lifetime Health. Resources for Comic Strip: Comic Life Program, High School Computer Department teacher Getting Started: Note: Three class sessions will be used to work on this project. 1. Research your assigned drug. Use the Drug Chart in student resources as a guide. 2. Create your power point from the research you and your partner have done. 3. Discuss how you and your partner will use the comic strip format to inform readers. Brainstorm what will appear in each cell of your comic strip. Remember, comic strip characters “talk” and “think.” See examples in class. 4. From your collective research and your power point slide show, create a comic strip which is at least 10 cells in length and which includes dialogue in at least 5 cells. Cell templates are available in class or you may create your own. List of Drugs to choose from: 1. Tranquillizers (e.g. Valium or Rohypnol or GHB) 2. Crystal Methamphetamine (shabu) or Amphetamines 3. Ecstasy (MDMA) 4. Cocaine 5. Marijuana 6. Heroin 7. LSD (ACID) 8. Inhalants 9. Anabolic Steroids 10. Painkillers 11. Mushroom Power Point requirements: 1. must include the name and type of drug 2. common ‘street’ names for the drug 3. the way(s) the drug is taken into the body 4. short-term effects 5. long-term effects on the body and mind 6. potential health risks 7. interesting facts or ‘truths v’s myths’
  2. 2. Comic Strip requirements: 1. The situation the character is in must be realistic. 2. Use the situation to identify at least 2 reasons why the character is at high risk for drug use 3. Illustrates use or lack of refusal skills by the characters 4. Identifies the drug by its street names 5. Shows what the drug looks like 6. Illustrates how the drug is taken 7. Identifies both the short-term and long-term effects of your assigned drugGetting ready for oral presentation of comic strip and power point: 1. Read thru your Drug Information power point with your partner and go thru the checklist below. 2. Read over your comic strip and go thru the checklist below. 3. Transfer your Comic Life, comic strip to a jpeg slide show for use during your class presentation. Use the Jpegs imagine to transfer. 4. Print your Comic Life, comic strip and mount it for display using either poster board or cartolina paper (available in class) for the background. 5. Run thru your presentation with your partner. My Project Checklist:  My power point has a title  Author are clearly visible  pp slides are eye catching  pp slides easy to read  pp slides have a specific amount of info on each slide  power point meets all the requirements listed above  my images have captions and are included in my bibliography  bibliography is in MLA format  My comic strip has a title  the names of the authors clearly visible  My comic has a least 10 cells with 5 dialogue  Comic is printed and mounted for display  Comic Strip is transferred to a jpeg. slide show  comic strip meets the requirements listed aboveOral Presentation Checklist  I have researched my assigned drug and am confident I can answer questions  Read over my power point and comic strip at least 3 times  My partner and I have gone thru a dry run of the presentation out loud
  3. 3. Substance Abuse Comic Life Project Grade 9 Wellness Exemplary Proficient Developing Emerging Comments A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D-Content The project includes all thePowerPoint/ project requirements. The Meets most of the Meets very few of Includes littlePrezi project gives the audience project requirements. the project persuasive information a clear sense of the main Includes persuasive requirements. and only one or two14 points idea. information from facts about the topic. Information is accurate, reliable sources and Information is Some of the current and comes mainly incomplete, out of date information may not from excellent sources. and/or incorrect. seem to fit. Sources Sequencing of ideas is used appear unclear. unreliable.ContentComic Strip The text contains rich, It contains rich and It contains material There is very few boxes difficult to find, and/or useful information that is superficial, on the storyboard and14 points very useful information. distilled into an OR highly they do not provide an Highly complex material is accessible form. The complicated and hard overview of the topic. simplified and made audience is left with a to discern OR useful accessible through very sense of satisfaction and material that is not effective synthesis. The understanding regarding easy to use in its audience is left with a what has been learned current form. The deeper understanding of and/or the direction it audience is left the drug. might provide. without a clear sense of the effects of the drug.PowerPoint/ Sometimes the fonts are Overall readability is The layout is cluttered,Prezi easy-to-read, but in a difficult with lengthy confusing, and does not The fonts are easy-to-read few places the use of paragraphs, too many use spacing, headings and point size varies4 points fonts, italics, bold, long different fonts, dark and subheadings to appropriately for headings paragraphs, color or or busy background, enhance the readability. and text. Use of italics, busy background overuse of bold or bold, and indentations detracts and does not lack of appropriate enhances readability. Text enhance readability. indentations of text. is appropriate in length for The slides include titles The slide the target audience and to and text for each slide presentation is not in the point. The background and are in sequential a logical sequence and colors enhance the order. and has incomplete readability of text. There is information. a logical sequence to the presentationOralPresentation Presented with a clear Presented with some No real structure to the structure and some structure and some presentation and little Engaging and well-4 points evidence of prior evidence of prior evidence of planning or structured with clear planning and planning and preparation. The evidence of planning, preparation. The preparation. The audience was not preparation and practice. audience was engaged audience was not engaged with the The presentation was most of the time. engaged with the subject. clearly audible, lasted for subject most of the the appropriate length of time. time.Research /Bibliography Bibliography indicates you Bibliography indicates Bibliography No bibliographyMLA Format accurately researched a you recorded relevant indicates you indicates you didn’t variety of information information from misinterpreted recorded information4 points from four or more multiple sources of statements, graphics from four or less resources. information, evaluated and questions and resources, did not find and synthesized relevant failed to identify graphics and ignored Correct MLA format information. relevant arguments. alternative points of A few errors in the Many errors in the view. MLA formatting. MLA formatting. Final Grade = ____________/40

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