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Grade 7-9

 

Puberty/Adolescence Today and Yesterday: How Different Generations Cope
(A medium-term WebQuest suitable for grades 7-9)

This WebQuest involves students in reading about social and psychological issues related to puberty and to assess their goals, conduct research on the issues facing Canadian teens today, conduct an interview with an adult about their transition through adolescence, and prepare a collective autobiography.

Talking With Parents About Sex: Evaluate advice being given to parents
(A short-term WebQuest suitable for grades 7-9)

This WebQuest has students critically review, comment and report on five web-based documents that advise parents on how to talk with their teens about sex.

Talking With Parents About Sex: Plan your agenda before the talk
(A short-term WebQuest suitable for grades 7-9)

In this WebQuest, students will prepare a list of topics and questions about sexual health that they think young people are interested in. They will then list the questions that they think parents can handle, as well as the ones that students can ask their teacher, doctor/clinic and those that they might want to look up on the Internet.

Talking With Parents About Sex: Send a postcard to your parents
(A short-term WebQuest suitable for grades 7-9)

In this WebQuest students will use the “postcard” feature of the sexualityandu website to prepare a brief, key message to a parent or other trusted adult recommending three websites or pages about parent-teen communications.

STI Risks and Youth: Write a Report
(A short-term WebQuest suitable for grades 7-9)

This WebQuest will have students take an online quiz and participate in a virtual scenario to help understand the risks of contracting a Sexually Transmitted Infection. Students will also use Canadian statistics and math to calculate their risk of infection from sexually transmitted diseases. They will then prepare a summary report and a graph to present their findings. This WebQuest can be done by individual students or in small groups.

STI Risks and Youth: Do a Class Survey and Report
(A short-term WebQuest suitable for grades 7-9)

In this WebQuest, students will take an online quiz, gauge their own understanding of STIs, and then prepare an anonymous class survey using questions they came found online. They will then prepare a report on the survey methods, results and conclusions. This WebQuest can be done by individual students or in small groups.

How the Media Influences Our Sexual Health
(A short-term WebQuest suitable for grades 7-9)

In this WebQuest students first learn some facts about sex, sexuality and sexual health. Then, they investigate how the media sensationalizes sex and uses sex. The assignment in this WebQuest is to prepare a news story or an editorial expressing their views on how the media influences our attitudes about sexual health issues. Students are encouraged to submit this written assignment to the local community newspaper or school newsletter.

Perceptions of Youth About Sex
(A short-term WebQuest suitable for grades 7-9)

The media, popular myths, and even society’s sense of humour portray today’s youth as regularly having sex.often. But is this true? This WebQuest will encourage students to examine the facts and decide for themselves. In this WebQuest students conduct a class survey and compare the perceptions of their classmates to the results of scientific surveys and studies.

Presenting the Reasons to Wait
(A short-term WebQuest suitable for grades 7-9)

This WebQuest explores the issue of postponing sexual intercourse and asks participants to identify and then consider the reasons for waiting longer before they engage in intensive sexual activities. In this WebQuest, students are expected to write an editorial supporting the decisions of young people to postpone sexual intercourse until later in life. Students critically assess several sources of information, including an online video to develop their arguments. Students are encouraged to submit their editorial to the school newsletter or local community newspaper.

Finding Local Info Sources on Sexual Health: Define your Preferences
(A short-term WebQuest suitable for grades 7-9)

In this WebQuest, students research sources of sexual health information and surveys on where people get their information. They then prepare a long letter to a younger brother, sister or friend on how and where to find sexual health information. The letter will describe each students preferred sources of sexual health information and why he or she thinks these sources are best.