A Web quest by Rusty Bennett
Recently in the small town of Pleasantville, Tennessee
there was an outbreak of Genital Herpes at Happy Day High School. This town is not
known for unorthodox behavior, and is known for always doing the right thing.
They are a very religious city who thrives on the idea of teaching and raising
their children to obey the bible. They want their children to live a life
which is full of enjoyment and follow the beliefs of the local church.
When the news hit the town about the outbreak of Herpes, they were in shock
because nothing like this has ever been a problem in their town. The idea
that their children might have been having pre-marital sex, or any type of
sexual activity has brought about an uproar around the community, and the local
mayor has called a meeting at the church to discuss this problem with the
residents of the town.
You are a group of experts trained in the field of Sexually Transmitted
Diseases with an expertise in the field of Genital Herpes. The local Mayor
has brought you in to discuss the effects and symptoms of Herpes to the
community, and what my have caused this outbreak. As experts in the field
your role will be to explain both the positives and negatives of genital herpes
to the group. You will research the (2) sides to help calm down the
You are assigned to talk with the community about the
outbreak of Genital Herpes they have. The two of you will pick either the
negative side or the positive side of genital herpes.
You may choose the side you want. Each of you will
gather your own information, and when you are finished then you will come
together with your partner to put together a presentation to give to the
community. The two students will put together a brochure highlighting the
important information about Genital Herpes that the community needs to know
about. The two of you will develop a video presentation showing the
signs and symptoms the parents can look for in the future to show at the
conclusion of the community meeting.
When you get with your partner decide who will be on the
positive side and who will be on the negative side. Once you have chosen which
side you will be researching begin finding out information. The following
is what you will need to be looking for:
1. Positive: Find information pertaining to the cures for
Genital Herpes. This would mean get information on the treatments and cures for
it. Let the community know that this STD is controllable.
Here are some good websites for the positive side of
2. Negative: Find information on the causes of Genital Herpes.
Look for the dangers caused by it, and also find information on the signs and
symptoms of genital. You want them to know that this is serious and what
Genital herpes will do to them.
Here are some good websites:
You will be graded on the following:
25 points= Brochure. The teacher will be looking
for knowledgeable information, Creativity, Neatness. This means no last
minute preparations. Take your time.
25 points=Video. You will be graded on the ability
to speak clearly, and the audience can understand you. The teacher will be
looking for knowledge of material. The more creative the video the better
20 points=Research. Each student will hand in a
typed page of the information they found. It can be done bullet style, but
must be typed. Also you will turn in a works cited page with all of your
resources. At least 5-7 resources are required.
30 points=Presentation. The teacher will be grading
you on your ability to inform your fellow students. Clear Speech, knowing
the information, and presenting a quality presentation on your topic.
Throughout this website you will learn a lot about Genital
Herpes. What can you do to prevent you and your friends from contracting
this disease? What information about the STD did you learn that you
already did not know? By working with a partner was it easier to complete
the assignment? Did your partner put in the effort to make a quality
presentation? If you could do one thing to help prevent the spread of
Genital Herpes, what would it be?