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VIOLENCE & OUR SOCIETY WEBQUEST

                                                                      

 

1.  There are numerous ways to define violence and it has a number of potential causes.  So, for this first task you are to go to the following internet address and read the information.    http://www.apa.org/topics/violence/index.aspx .  Then, fill in the missing information below.

 

Violence is an extreme form of __________, such as __________, __________ or __________.

 

Violence has many causes, including __________, exposure to violent __________, violence in the home or neighborhood and a tendency to see other people's actions as hostile even when they're not. Certain situations also increase the risk of aggression, such as __________, __________ and other provocations and environmental factors like heat and overcrowding.    

 
 
 

 

2.  Go to the website address below and take the self-check quiz on basic information about violence.    The, record your score in the space provided.  http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078760267/student_view0/unit11/lesson63/self-check_quiz.html . 

 

Your score (should be presented at the top of the screen after you click “check answers”)  =  ______

 
 
 

 

3.  Go to the website address below, and then you are going to read the information provided on various forms of violence and abuse.  Then, utilizing the information that you have read, define each of the following key terms ( located on next page ).  http://www.gov.nl.ca/VPI/types/index.html

 

•Physical Violence –

 

 

•Emotional Violence -

 

 

•Psychological Violence -

 

 

•Verbal Abuse -

 

 

•Neglect -

 

 

 

 
 
4.  Go to the website address below, and then you are going to read the information provided regarding another major of violence – domestic violence.  Then, utilizing the information that you have read, define what domestic violence is below.  http://healthyminds.org/Main-Topic/Domestic-Violence.aspx

 

•Domestic Violence –

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

5.  For this task, you may wear a headphone or ear bud to listen to the audio.  You must leave one ear free!  Otherwise, you must turn the volume down to the point that you are the only one that can hear it.  Go to the desktop on your computer, you can do this by simply minimizing internet explorer.  Locate the file titled "Violence Video Clips" and click on each clip (one at a time) and prepare to reply to questions below for each one.  These clips focus on violence and how society tends to react to it

 

WWYD 1

A.  Briefly describe what is going on in this particular situation.

 

 

 B.  What stands out to you the most in regards to this social experiment?

 

 

 

C.  What do you feel would be the best way to handle this situation if you were actually present when it occurred?

 

 

 WWYD 2

A.  Briefly describe what is going on in this particular situation.

 

 

 B.  What stands out to you the most in regards to this social experiment?

 

 

 

C.  What do you feel would be the best way to handle this situation if you were actually present when it occurred?

 

 

 

 

 WWYD 3

A.  Briefly describe what is going on in this particular situation.

 

 

 B.  What stands out to you the most in regards to this social experiment?

 

 

 

C.  What do you feel would be the best way to handle this situation if you were actually present when it occurred?

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
6.  One of the major contributors to violence is unmanaged anger.  This is definitely an emotion that many of us can struggle to deal with appropriately.  For this task, go to the website below.  On this website you are going to gain some perspective on how significant of an issue that anger is for you.  Read the information about the quiz, take it, and then record your score below in the space provided.  http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=3396&cn=116

 

Your score = _____      This score indicates __________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________         

 

 

 

 
 
7.   Go to the website address below and take the self-check quiz on protecting ourselves from  violence.    The, record your score in the space provided. http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078760267/student_view0/unit11/lesson65/self-check_quiz.html   

 

Your score (should be presented at the top of the screen after you click “check answers”)  =  ______

 

 

 

 
 
8.   It’s important to understand that abusive individuals were once abused themselves, usually at a very young age.  They tend to exhibit a pattern or cycle of violence that tends to repeat itself with individuals that are usually close to them.  Go to the website below and review this cycle of violence and fill in any missing information in the image below.  .   http://www.dvsolutions.org/info/cycle.aspx 

 

 
 
9.  It’s important to understand the significance of our surroundings especially when it comes to violence.  Violence is a criminal act and the best predictor of future crime is past crime.   There happens to be a website devoted to informing the public about possible threats to themselves and their family.  These threats include numerous possible convictions.  For this task, go to the website below and enter your current address to gain perspective on individuals with a past conviction.  Click on the shapes/symbols on the map for detailed info.  When you have finished, reply to the questions below.  Keep in mind that individuals can and have been wrongfully accused!  Also. keep this information private and do not discuss it with other students.  I hope that each student remembers this website and will view it prior to making a final decision to relocate after high school.    

http://www.familywatchdog.us/default.asp

 

Briefly describe what you have discovered from this task.

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

10.  Go to the website address below and take the "how violent is your personality quiz."  Then, record the summary of your results below.  http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=how-violent-is-your-personality&id=85340 
 

 

Your results = _________________________________________________________________

 

 
 
 
 

 

11.  To conclude this chapter, you are to take the following assessment.  You will need to answer the questions by filling in the bubble sheet on the next page.  You may use any of the previous websites that you visited on this webquest to assist you.       

  

 
 
 
Chapter 5 Assessment

 

Multiple Choice

Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

 

____    1.   Joseph told Manuel that he can’t wait for his date with Jennifer because it is going be his lucky night. Joseph told Manuel that Jennifer had been hinting all week, by the way she walked and by how she touched him, that she wanted to have sexual intercourse with him. Considering Joseph’s comments, what would be an appropriate response from Manuel?

a.

to remind Joseph that if Jennifer says no, that is exactly what she means

b.

to confide that there is a quiet, isolated place where they can park on the other side of town

c.

to tell Joseph not to believe Jennifer if she changes her mind

d.

to encourage Joseph to remember to be aggressive and in control

 

 

 

 

____    2.   Conflicts can be resolved without violence by

a.

using the steps of the GREAT decisions model.

b.

being respectful, yet assertive.

c.

focusing on the real issue.

d.

all of the above

 

 

 
 
____    3.   Peer mediation is a type of

a.

conflict resolution.

c.

peer pressure.

b.

GREAT decision making.

d.

gangs.

 

 

 
 
____    4.   Tim is new in school and is having trouble making friends. Tim is approached and asked to become a member of a gang. What other options should Tim consider?

a.

joining a school team

b.

talking to a trusted adult

c.

finding a group of peers with similar interests

d.

all of the above

 

 

 
 
____    5.   Jazmine just had a first date with one of the most popular boys at school. She tells you that her date forced her to have sexual intercourse with him after she repeatedly told him no. What would you tell Jazmine?

a.

He probably didn’t mean it.

b.

She should not tell anyone else; they wouldn’t believe her.

c.

She should talk with her parents and inform the police.

d.

She should try to get even with him.

 

 
 

 

____    6.   Bodily harm is to physical abuse as failure to provide for a child’s basic needs is to

a.

spouse abuse.

c.

neglect.

b.

homicide.

d.

sexual assault.

 

 

 
 
____    7.   Abusive behaviors include

a.

obsessive and controlling behavior.

b.

selfish and needy behavior.

c.

jealousy and difficulty controlling anger.

d.

all of the above

 

 

 
 
____    8.   Peer mediation describes

a.

a technique in which a trained outsider who is your age helps people in conflict come to a peaceful resolution.

b.

the steps of the Making GREAT Decisions model.

c.

using listening skills to understand what another person wants.

d.

being open to change and looking for shared interests.

 

 

 
 
____    9.   Domestic abuse is

a.

physical or emotional harm to someone.

b.

the use of force to control and maintain power over a spouse in the home.

c.

the failure of a caretaker to provide for the basic needs.

d.

harassing newcomers to a group.

 

 

 
 
____  10.   Child abuse can take all of the following forms except

a.

physical abuse.

c.

domestic violence.

b.

neglect.

d.

emotional abuse.

 

 

 
 
____  11.   Sexual activity between family members who are not husband and wife is called

a.

child abuse.

c.

incest.

b.

domestic abuse.

d.

sexual harassment.

 

 

 
 
____  12.   A victim of sexual assault should do all of the following except

a.

take a bath or shower.

b.

make sure he or she is safe from further harm.

c.

ask someone to take him or her to the hospital.

d.

seek counseling or therapy.

 

 

 
 
____  13.   Which of the following is a factor that leads to conflict?

a.

unmanaged anger

c.

living in an overcrowded area

b.

fatigue

d.

all of the above

 

 

 
 
____  14.   The most common type(s) of abuse include

a.

child abuse.

c.

elder abuse.

b.

domestic violence.

d.

all of the above

 

 

 
 
____  15.   A common way that sexual harassers explain their behavior is

a.

to make sexual gestures.

b.

to say he or she was only flirting.

c.

to offer someone something he or she needs in return for sex.

d.

to stare at a person’s body.

 

 

 
 
____  16.   Which of the following is not a skill for successfully resolving conflict?

a.

bullying

c.

peer mediation

b.

negotiation

d.

compromise

 

 

 
 
____  17.   Effects of abuse include

a.

poor appetite.

c.

feelings of guilt and shame.

b.

difficulty sleeping.

d.

all of the above

 

 

 
 
____  18.   Examples of sexual harassment include

a.

telling unwanted sexual stories.

c.

standing too close to another person.

b.

making sexual remarks.

d.

all of the above

 

 

Matching

 

Match each item with the correct statement.

a.

conflict

d.

counseling

b.

conflict resolution

e.

gang

c.

bullying

 

 

 

____  19.   scaring or controlling another person

 

____  20.   a fight or a disagreement

 

____  21.   nonviolent way to deal with arguments

 

____  22.   a group of peers who claim a territory

 

____  23.   mental health therapy designed to help survivors of abuse

 
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