STD's & Your Immune System

Web Quest

 

Edited by Mrs. Sell

Riverview Middle School

Designed by Tina Clark

Introduction | Task | Process | Evaluation | Research   


Introduction

STD's & Your Immune System

For years students like yourselves have been told about sexually transmitted diseases, but do you know how they effect your immune system?  How does your immune system protect your body against pathogens?

After completing this WebQuest you will have the answer to both of these questions!


The Process

Our immune system can fight a large variety of infectious agents. The immune system either wipes out a disease or suppresses it from time to time. Some sexually transmitted diseases can be wiped out by the immune system others cannot. This WebQuest is designed to help you learn how the Sexually Transmitted Diseases affect our bodies.

The "Immune System and Sexually Transmitted Diseases"  

presentation will be presented to the class.  

The project choices are:

 

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The Task

Congratulations!!! You and your classmates have been selected as the new health experts for Riverview's NEW school based teen center.  The teen center will be hosting a talk about Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  Our class has been invited to take part in this event. Everyone will research one type of sexually transmitted disease (your choice from list below). You will decide what position of the research you would like to complete. The positions are as follows:

1. Brochure Publisher
2. Media Specialist
3. STD Awareness Lobbyist 

1. Brochure Publisher - this person will design and produce a brochure that will provide information about an std and the dangers of STDs. The brochure will be presented to your peers on on the day of the STD presentation.  The brochure publisher will use the Internet to collect information and use that information to fill the pages of the brochure.  He/She will access the web resources page for their particular disease by double clicking on the diseases below:

......if you are not going to choose the Brochure Publisher scroll down .

2. Media Specialist this person will design and produce a power point/keynote presentation that will make teenagers aware of the dangers of STDs and about a particular STD.  The media specialist will use the Internet to collect information and use that information to create power point/keynote presentation.  The presentation must address the research questions about the disease. Once you choose an STD, you will access the page for that particular disease by double clicking on the diseases below:  

......if you are not going to choose the Media specialist Publisher scroll up or down.

3. STD Awareness Lobbyist this person will produce a speech designed to make teenagers aware of the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases and about a particular STD.  The STD lobbyist will use the Internet to collecst information and use that information to prepare his/her speech.  (The speech should be typed out using a word-processing program). Once you choose an STD you will access the page for that particular disease by double clicking on the diseases below:  

......if you are not going to choose the STD Awareness Lobbyist scroll up

You can choose from the following STDs. Please make sure that you STAY ON and use the links I provide you below.  

Herpes
AIDS & HIV
Gonorrhea
Syphilis
Chlamydia
Human Papilloma Virus
Hepatitis

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Once you have each completed your STD research using the resources provided, each person will make a 4 -7 minute presentation on their particular STD. 

The completed presentation will be presented to our class.

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Researching Sexually Transmitted Diseases STD's 

 

Research Questions

1.  Diagnosis

             What is the name of the disease?

             What part or parts of the body are affected?

             Organism Causing Disease: What is causing the disease- a virus  

             or a bacteria?

2.  Symptoms

             List the common initial signs of the disease.

             How does the immune system respond?

3.  Type of Transmission

             How is the disease passed from person to person?

4.  Treatment

             How is this disease treated? (Including medication, rest, etc.)

5. Vaccine

           Is there a vaccine for the disease?

6. Prognosis

            What is the chance of being cured if you contract this disease?

             If you are cured, can you get the disease again?

7. Summary

              Explain how does the immune system respond to a sexually  

         transmitted bacterial or viral infection?

 

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 Now that you have successfully answered all the STD Research questions, use the information to perform your ROLE in the research task that will be presented to the class.  

If you have forgotten your job description click on the job title below and refresh you memory. 

Brochure Publisher

Media Specialist

STD Awareness Lobbyist


Evaluation

The rubric below shows what your grade for the web quest will be based on. Make sure you double check and make sure you have completed everything in the “4” Column to get an “A”. There are 80 points possible for the entire web quest!

 

4

3

2

1

Score

 

Information

X5

 

Answers to the research questions were recorded completely and accurately.

Answers to the research questions were recorded completely.

Answers to the research questions were recorded incomplete or contains inaccurate information.

Answers to the research questions were missing.

 

 

Brochure

X5

 

 

The brochure is well put together and they have followed all the requirements listed for it.

The student completes a brochure and it is well put together but he/she forgets some of the keep points listed on the requirements.

The student has a completed brochure, but they are missing some key requirements necessary.  It also is not very well put together.

Brochure is missing.

 

 

Power Point/Keynote

X5

 

 

All content throughout the presentation is accurate. There are no factual errors.

Most of the content is accurate but there is one piece of information that might be inaccurate.

The content is generally accurate, but some pieces of information are clearly flawed or inaccurate.

Content is typically confusing or contains more than 2 factual errors.

 

 

Sequencing of Information

X5

 

Information is organized in a clear, logical way. It is easy to anticipate the type of information/material on the next slide.

Most information is organized in a clear, logical way. One card or item of information seems to be out of place.

Some information is logically sequenced. An occasional car or item of information seems out of place.

There is no clear plan for the organization of information.

 

 

Class presentation

X5

Student were completely prepared and rehearsed. Posture, eye contact, and voice clarity established attention from every student in the classroom. Student was able to answer all questions posed by classmates about their presentation and the information.

Student seemed pretty prepared. Students stood up straight and had almost all students’ attention. Student was able to answer most questions posed by classmates.

Student was somewhat prepared. Students sometimes stood up straight and had most of the students’ attention. Student was able to accurately answer only a few questions posed by classmates.

Student did not seem at all prepared to present information. Student slouched, no eye-contact, or did not have attention of the class during presentation.

Student was unable to answer questions posed by classmates about their information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This web quest is worth 80 points. Each student will be graded on his/her position in the research presentation. 

Roles
Persuasive Speech

Power point/

keynote

Brochure
Research Questions

Sequence of information

Presentation
Total Points

Brochure Publisher

X
X
20
20
20
20
80
Media Specialist
X
20
X
20
20
20
80
STD Lobbyist
 
20
X
X
20
20
20
80

x=student not graded on that portion 

Check List:

_________Research questions answered on sheet are complete and accurate.

               

AND

________Power Point/Keynote presentation slides are printed out or burned on CD and includes all info found in   

                      research questions.

OR

_________Brochure includes all info found in research questions

OR

_________Speech is typed out and includes all info found in research questions

AND

_________You are ready to present all info found in research questions to class and answer any questions students in   

                   class may have.

Congratulations! 

Upon completing the Immune System and STD WebQuest you should now have a clear understanding of the human immune system and STD's. You should have also learned the importance of all the components of the immune system in fighting infections.  Finally, you should have knowledge of some of the sexually transmitted diseases that the immune system fights, suppresses, or succumbs to.  You should be comfortable enough to discuss what you have learned with others.  

You have put a lot of work into completing this WebQuest and have done a great job!  

You now know the dynamic and complicated way the body defends itself from "foreign invaders".  Remember, you can always help your immune system by taking care of your body and making safe choices!!!

Hope you had fun!! 

Please ask 

questions if you are unsure of something!!! 

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