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Sex Ed: STDs

A WebQuest for 11
th
Grade (Life Orientation)

Designed
by
Khadija Osman

Based on a template from San Diego State Universitys The WebQuest Page

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Introduction


You have been named the mysterious STD Exterminator by
the Department of Health. However you have been ordered
to work undercover!!! STDs are spreading and its out of
control, and its up to you to come up with a clever way to
disguise yourself, in order to help stop the spread.

During this mission you will learn all about STDs, what causes
them and ways on how avoid them.
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Task
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections which are transmitted
through sexual contact, including sexual intercourse and/or contact of private
parts, mouth and/or rectum. Some STIs are also transmitted through blood.
STIs are caused by either viruses or bacteria. Some STIs are treatable and
curable while others are not. This is important information, as there are many
rumours or myths going around. It is vital that you as the undercover agent are
able to tell truth from tale. Read more about it here.

You are required to name the various diseases as well as do some research in
your town about the various clinics and services available you never know
someone may need your help! As a detective you always need to have yourself
covered in case of emergencies! Here is a great booklet to help you!
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You have a lot to do and not much time the longer you
wait the worse it gets! Group yourselves into fours and read
the following document in order to complete the table and
help stop the diseases!
Once you have read the document in your groups, complete
the following table
Theres
more!
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Now that youve completed your team work you get some
time on your own. A few minutes later your friend calls with a
problem uh oh! Better get on it!
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Evaluation (Group Task)
Excellent
4
Good
3
Satisfactory
2
Poor
1
Score

Groups of 4
formed
Groups formed and
worked together as
a team wonderfully
Groups
formed and
worked
together as a
team
Group formed
but work
incomplete or
team did not
work together
Group formed but
work not done and
team members did
not co- operate at
all
/4
Answers filled
into table
according to
memorandum
Answers are
according to the
memo
Answers
reflect the
memo to a
certain extent
Answers are
very short
Incomplete
answers
/4
Total
/8
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Excellent
4
Good
3
Satisfactory
2
Poor
1
Score
Questions
answered
Answers are
concise and are
insightful
Answers are
satisfactory
Answers are
very short and
are not
insightful
Incomplete
answers
/4
Total
/4
Evaluation (Individual Task)
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Conclusion
Congratulations!!! Youve done it Mission accomplished!
The Department of Health salutes you for your services!
Phew that wasnt so bad right? What have you learnt?

Different types of STDs
How to identify, diagnose, treat and prevent STDs
Who to call and what to do if a problem arises.

Thats a big deal!
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Sex Ed: STDs

A WebQuest for 11
th
Grade (Life Orientation)

Designed
by
Khadija Osman

Based on a template from San Diego State Universitys The WebQuest Page

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Introduction
This lesson was created in order to assist teachers in using an
ICT tool called WebQuest whilst teachers this topic is Sex
Education. It offers a fun creative way for learners to interact
and collaborate with each other as well as an individual
component.
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Learners
This lesson in specifically aimed at grade 11, however it can
be easily adapted for any grade in the FET phase. The reason
for this is that the learners should have reached a certain age
of maturity in order to take part in this lesson. It is not
suitable for lower grades. It is a lesson designed for the Life
Skills Program Sex Education. Learners should be familiar
with the terms STD & STI as well as what they entail,
however this is not imperative as it is covered.
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Standards
The lesson addresses the following outcomes found in the CAPS
DOCUMENT:
Healthy lifestyle choices: decision-making skills
guide learners to make informed and responsible decisions about their own health and
well-being and the health and well-being of others;
equip learners to interact optimally on a personal, psychological, cognitive, motor,
physical, moral, spiritual, cultural and socio-economic level;
Lifestyle diseases as a result of poverty and gender imbalances: cancer, hypertension,
diseases of the heart and circulatory system, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections
including HIV and AIDS
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Process
In this activity the learners have to work in groups of four at
first and then individually.
For the group task they have to read about STDs and then fill
in the table.
For the individual task they have to answer questions in order
to help a friend.
The teacher acts as a facilitator, applying ideas, skills and
knowledge. Group work, preparation for
group presentation, organizing information and researching.

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Resources
All the resources needed for this task are linked in the
document. There are no external documents or materials
needed.
The only resources needed are:
1 teacher
1 computer per student
Internet access
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Evaluation (Group Task)
Excellent
4
Good
3
Satisfactory
2
Poor
1
Score

Groups of 4
formed
Groups formed and
worked together as
a team wonderfully
Groups
formed and
worked
together as a
team
Group formed
but work
incomplete or
team did not
work together
Group formed but
work not done and
team members did
not co- operate at
all
/4
Answers filled
into table
according to
memorandum
Answers are
according to the
memo
Answers
reflect the
memo to a
certain extent
Answers are
very short
Incomplete
answers
/4
Total
/8
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Excellent
4
Good
3
Satisfactory
2
Poor
1
Score
Questions
answered
Answers are
concise and are
insightful
Answers are
satisfactory
Answers are
very short and
are not
insightful
Incomplete
answers
/4
Total
/4
Evaluation (Individual Task)
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Conclusion
In this section learners accomplish the following:

Different types of STDs
How to identify, diagnose, treat and prevent STDs
Who to call and what to do if a problem arises.

The also become aware of the dangers of these STDs.

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Credits & References
Thanks to Mrs Nokulunga Sithabile Ndlovu for making this template
available to us.
Original Template from The WebQuest Page
Content from http://www.peelregion.ca/health/helping-
teens/download/lesson-plans/lesson4.htm
Animated Images from
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