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Web quest: Take a stand

  1. 1. WebQuest Take a Stand Middle School Health
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>You and your friends have been discussing relationships. You have decided that abstinence the best choice for you. There are others who need to know that you have made a choice to abstain from sexual intercourse and why you made that choice. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Task <ul><li>You need to be able to back up your decision with the research you have done. You and your research team are to search out reasons why abstinence is the best choice for teens. Your team needs to find social, emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual reasons to persuade your peers to the make decision to practice abstinence. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Process <ul><li>Your team consists of 4 roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social worker- researches social issues related to abstinence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physician- researches the physical findings of this issue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychologist- research emotional concerns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philosopher- research the moral, ethical, and spiritual impact of your decisions </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Process <ul><li>Your team will present its findings by creating: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A brochure to recruit members to your abstinence club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A business card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An advice column </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Process <ul><li>Brochure to show your commitment to abstinence: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Club Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstinence contract/agreement for members including reasons for abstinence found through your research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include information for each team member </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include at least one way to say “no” </li></ul></ul>Return to Process Page
  7. 7. Process <ul><li>A business card for your club: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Club name on card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some abstinence info on card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imaginary contact info that reinforces the club’s decision for abstinence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More information – click here </li></ul></ul>Return to Process Page
  8. 8. Process <ul><li>An advice column for the school newsletter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a name for the column </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a letter to the advice column, which includes a commonly asked question about abstinence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answer the letter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give reasons for abstinence found in your research from all team members </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Suggest at least 2 ways to say “no” </li></ul></ul></ul>Return to Process Page
  9. 9. Resources <ul><ul><li>Include at least 4 different resources for your information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 may be from sources other than the Internet, if you choose </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay focused </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When using the Internet, it is easy to drift off the topic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get started </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some websites are listed for your convenience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep a reference list. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Place it in your brochure and advice column </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Resources http://www.dmoz.org/Kids_and_Teens/Teen_Life/Sexuality/Abstinence/ http://www.friendsfirst.org/ http://www.sexrespect.com/ http://projectpledge.org/ http://teenadvice.about.com/od/sexabstinence/Sex_Abstinence_Birth_Control.htm http://www.teen-aid.org/ http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/contraception/abstinence.html
  11. 11. Evaluation <ul><li>Read over the criteria for this assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work as a team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember to use information from all team members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be creative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have fun </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Evaluation <ul><li>Components for Points-70 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tasks [each task is separate] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Original and creative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grammar, spelling, format, design </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Conclusion <ul><li>Upon completion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You will have learned about abstinence from various perspectives: physical, social, ethical, and emotional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You will have worked as a team to advocate for abstinence </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Conclusion <ul><li>Upon completion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You and your team will have identified some ways to say “no” to sexual activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You will be able to discuss with peers why abstinence is the best decision for someone your age. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You will be able to discuss with peers how this decision has a positive impact on your life. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Teacher Information <ul><li>Be sure to review your school’s sex ed policy before use of this activity </li></ul><ul><li>Refer students to the rubric and discuss expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Provide ample time for this project </li></ul><ul><li>Link vocabulary to task to ensure student comprehension of web materials </li></ul>
  16. 16. Teacher Information <ul><li>Sources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.WebQuest.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://teachers.teach-nology.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.geocities.com/whatastich </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft clipart </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Return to Evaluation
  18. 18. Instructions: In class, we have been discussing the benefits of choosing abstinence related to your physical, mental, and social health. For some, Abstinence ‘Till Marriage is their goal. For others, delaying sexual activity until they are more mature and responsible is their goal. As you look at your own personal brainstorm list of the physical, mental, and social benefits of Abstinence, you will be creating your own ATM card that reflects your own beliefs, attitudes and /or values on this topic. You are encouraged to be creative and original, using text, pictures, color, and graphics to make it personalized. The only mandatory things that must appear somewhere on your card are the letters “ATM,” and a place for your signature. Return to Process Page