No Chromebooks needed until later.You will need your Brain Book and the handout Titled "Developing Open Ended Questions"
As you have learned, Health is largely about Attitude, Decision-Making, and Behavior.
Today we are learning more about STI's and how they relate to Personal and Community Health.
You will be developing many different types of questions today about this topic, then we will have our first discussion circle to further explore the current state of our knowledge base.
Developing Open Ended Questions: See handout
Over the past few days, you have read in the Textbook about STI's. If someone you know thinks they might be at risk for having an STI, we recommend that they visit The Center's Teen Wellness Program.
Remember the YRBS Data? Here are 2 excerpts from that document:
Many high school students are engaged in sexual risk behaviors that relate to unintended pregnancies and STIs, including HIV infection. Nationwide, 39.5% of students had ever had sexual intercourse and 9.7% had had sexual intercourse with four or more persons during their life. Among currently sexually active students, 53.8% reported that either they or their partner had used a condom during their last sexual intercourse.
The prevalence of most health-related behaviors varies by sex, race/ethnicity, and, particularly, sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts. Specifically, the prevalence of many health-risk behaviors is significantly higher among sexual minority students compared with nonsexual minority students. Nonetheless, analysis of long-term temporal trends indicates that the overall prevalence of most health-risk behaviors has moved in the desired direction. Question Addition and Review: Get back into your groups of 4 from yesterday and preview each other’s questions. Each person take turns reading 3-4 questions to the group.
Yellow is inside: Participants: answer questions and engage in dialogue.
Blue is outside: Questioners: ask questions and take notes on the main topics/themes of the discussion. Also take notes on the dynamics of the discussion.
1. Move the seats
2. Get your color
3. Sit in your space
One Questioner asks one question. Any one of the participants answers the question. Any other participants may add on, clarify, or contradict other participants.
Debrief: Questioners share their observations about what was discussed as well as dynamics of the discussion.
Blog Post: Circle Discussion STI’s
Describe what you learned about STI’s. Also describe your role and your participation level in the discussion. What did you notice other class members doing/saying in the discussion?