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Introduction:
    Alcohol abuse is a large problem in the health of American citizens.  The government needs your help.  They need to compile the data for alcohol-related diseases, injuries, and fatalities from the past ten years until the present.  They are also looking for a campaign slogan to help promote alcohol awareness in order to reduce these statistics.  We are trying to make people acknowledge the negative effects of alcohol before they are personally affected.


Task
:
    Do research on the effects alcohol has on the body. Including diseases, injuries, drunk driving accidents.

Police Officer
Find information on drunk-driving accidents.
Find information of alcohol-related accidents in your area.
Include both injuries and fatalities as a result of these accidents.

Doctor
Research possible diseases caused by excessive alcohol use.
List symptoms and progression of the diseases.

Statistician

Collect data from multiple states and compare the results of injuries and fatalities from alcohol. 

Compare the amount of injuries to the amount of fatalities.



Get in small groups of three, each group filling one of the roles.

Make a presentation based on information found regarding each of these roles.

Create an anti-drinking campaign poster to advertise to the public.

 

 
Process and Resources:

Police Officer:
    1. How many wrecks per year are caused by alcohol use?
    2. Which state has the highest number of wrecks involving alcohol?
    3. Of these wrecks, how many ended in fatalities?
    4. What is the average age of people involved in alcohol-related driving accidents?


Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 
http://www.cdc.gov

Discusses diseases related to alcohol and also motor vehicle safety regarding alcohol.

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.   http://www.nhtsa.gov
Many different topics in relation to drunk driving, enforcement, and prevention.

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.  http://www.niaaa.nih.gov
Contains articles regarding alcohol-related traffic deaths.

Doctor:
    1. What diseases are caused by alcohol abuse?
    2. What are the symptoms of these diseases?
    3. Is there treatment for any of these diseases?
    4. What effect does alcohol have on the organs of your body?


Above the Influence
:  Alcohol facts. 
http://www.abovetheinfluence.com

Provides a few random facts about alcohol. Effects of drugs on the brain.

Medicine Nethttp://www.medicinenet.com

Discusses alcoholism, symptoms, and treatment.

 

American Family Physicianhttp://www.aafp.org

Discusses alcoholism, prevention, recognition and treatment of alcoholism.

 

Everyday Healthhttp://www.everydayhealth.com

Discusses alcoholism, prevention, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment.

Statician:
    1. How many fatalities per year are caused by alcohol use?
    2. How many injuries (reported to hospital) are caused by alcohol use?
    3. What states have the highest amount of alcohol-related injuries or fatalities?
    4. What is the average age of people involved in alcohol-related injuries?

 
Alcohol Alert: Intervention at the point of consumption.  http://www.alcoholalert.com
Lists drunk driving statistics per year and also per state.
 

College Drinking.   http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov

Discusses the use of alcohol specifically on a college campus.  Information about deaths, injuries, and other occurrences that happen at a University.

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.  http://www.niaaa.nih.gov
Contains many different articles regarding alcohol statistics and underage/college drinking.



Evaluation:

Group

 

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Graphics- Originality

No graphics made by the student are included.

The graphics are made by the students but based on the designs of someone else.

One or two of the graphics used on the poster reflect student creativity.

Several of the graphics used on the poster reflect student creativity in their creation.

Graphics- Relevance

Graphics do not relate to the topic or borrowed graphics are not cited.

All graphics are related to the topic. Most borrowed graphics have sources cited.

All graphics are related to the topic and most make it easier to understand. All are cited.

All graphics are related to the topic and all make it easier to understand. All are cited.

Content- Accuracy

Less than 3 accurate facts are displayed on poster.

3-4 accurate facts are displayed on the poster.

5-6 accurate facts are displayed on the poster.

At least 7 accurate facts are displayed on the poster.

Required Elements

Several required elements are missing.

All but 1 of the required elements are present.

All required elements are present.

All required elements as well as additional information is present.

Individual

Did the student work well in the group?

Was the student prepared for the presentation?


Conclusion
:
    Students should have learned about all the reasons they should not drink alcohol excessively.  They should want to promote anti-alcohol campaigns after giving this presentation and listing all of the consequences.  Students will be able to tell their friends and family all the negative effects alcohol can have on your body and on your judgement, and if needed, should be able to provide steps to getting treatment for alcohol abuse.

Attached below is the certificate you recieve for completing this WebQuest.


Teacher Page:
    Miss Joines
        Content Area:  Health and Nutrition
            Topic:  Alcohol Awareness
    Grades 6-8
Title - Alcohol: Get the facts
        Description:  This WebQuest focuses on the possible diseases, injuries, and fatalities that can occur from alcohol use.



Standards:
Illinois Learning Goals & Standards
State Goal 22:  Understand principles of health promotion and the prevention and treatment of illness and injury. 
     Standard 22A:  Explain the basic principles of health promotion, illness, prevention and safety.
    Standard 22B:  Describe and explain the factors that influence health among individuals, groups and communities.
State Goal 24:  Promote and enhance health and well-being through the use of effective communication and decision-making skills. 
     Standard 24C:  Demonstrate skills essential to enhancing health and avoiding dangerous situations.

 

NETS-S

3. Research and Information Fluency (b,c,d)

4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making (a,c)

Copyright Date: 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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