or Option 2: Before the lesson, print out pages from Web sites included in the Web site list and distribute to the class as a homework reading assignment. Students should pay particular attention to information that surprised them or that they did not know.
"Dating Violence Detectives" Estimated Time of Completion: Four or five 50-minute periods I. (Note: limiting each team to one Web page will make it easier to link them together into a cohesive site.) One group will also be responsible for creating the homepage and navigation bar. Divide the class into teams that will each create one page apiece for one or more of the topics discussed. Begin the class with a discussion of the important points covered in the reading. Instruct students to take notes on key concepts while they are reading the material, with an eye towards new information and information they feel is important for their peers to know about dating violence. Students are first introduced to the key concepts surrounding teen dating violence.
Each team is responsible for researching their topic, writing their own informational content, locating graphics and background images, and coding the material into HTML.
Depending on how many students are in a team, the tasks can be broken down so that each student is in charge of one or more.
Day 5: All pages should be completed and all links tested by the middle of the class period, so that the Web site coordinating group could put the site together and then show the finished product to the class.
Students might be required to conduct interviews with those people in the community dealing with domestic violence on a routine basis (i.e.
police officers, domestic violence agencies, battered women's shelter employees, hospital employees dealing with abuse, etc.) About the Author: Judy Terando has taught Physical Education and Health since 1965, focusing on bringing technology into the classroom and spurring student creativity.
Fact: Rape and sexual assault are crimes of violence and control that stem from a person's determination to exercise power over another.