ANOREXIA

 


A WebQuest for 2nd cycle of ESO and BATXILLERAT

 

INTRODUCTION

Unfortunately, nowadays the number of people, especially teenagers, affected by this eating  disorder is alarmingly increasing. So, I'm sure you have heard of anorexia but would you be able to answer the following questions right now :

what is anorexia ?

Can anorexia be prevented?

Why do people suffer from anorexia?

What can I do if a friend of mine suffers from anorexia?

What effects can it have in the long run?

 First,we will learn about this eating disorder in order to be able to answer these and many other questions related to this topic and then we’ll use all the information gathered to create our own project, which will consist in launching a campaign to prevent and fight anorexia in your school.

In order to have an overall view of this illness, we are  going to work in groups of three. Each member of the group will adopt a specific role so that you can get the information from different points of view:a nutritionist, a psychologist and  somebody worried about a friend who is or may be an anorexic.

THE TASK

The final task is to launch a campaign in your school in order to prevent and fight anorexia. The campaign can be developed in different ways:

 1. You can write a short play dealing with the topic trying to give different stages in the process of becoming an anorexic. You should also try to present  it from different points of view. Finally, you’ll have to role-play it. 

2. You can design a leaflet or a display poster trying to give as much information as possible about the illness, its causes and consequences. Once you have it you’ll have to give a talk to present it. You can use a power point to do it.

In order to do the final task you must follow some steps:

  1. Find out how much you know about anorexia by answering a questionaire related to it.

  2. Get in groups of three and choose a role.

  3. Learn about anorexia by clicking on your role and answer the questions given in the "treasure hunts" given.

 

THE PROCESS

STEP 1: Do this survey in order to be aware of your previous knowledge about the topic.

How much do you know about anorexia?

STEP 2: Choose a role:  a psychologists, a nutritionist and the friend or relative.

STEP 3: Follow the instructions for your role.

                        

A Friend                                  A Nutritionist                              A  Psychologist

STEP 4: Put everything together and decide the final task your group is going to do.

STEP 5:  Have a look at the evaluation sheet and do your task.

 

EVALUATION

Excellent
(sobresaliente-notable)

GOOD

(notable-bien)     

Average
(suficiente)

Poor
(insuficiente)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Content

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The activities were well done and all of them were answered.

The information about the topic was very complete, and well selected. You haven't copied and pasted it, although you have used vocabulary and new expressions from the readings.

You did all the activities, but there were some mistakes in your answers.

 The information about the topic was not very complete, you haven't included some important as pects. However, you haven't copied and pasted the information , although you have used vocabulary and new expressions from the readings

 You did all the activities, but with many several  mistakes in your answers .

The information about the topic was not very complete, you haven't included some important aspects. You have just copied and pasted some of the information

You didn't complete all the activities, and there were several mistakes in your answers.

The information about the topic was very incomplete. You have copied and pasted most of it.

Presentation

You have organized the information in a good manner. Your  presentation was very accurate or your play was very well written, planned and acted. It send a clear message

You have not organized the information very clearly.

.the play wasn’t very well planned or acted and the message is not very clear.

You have organized the information in a rather messy way.

 

The play was badly planned, but still there is a message init.

 Your presentation was confusing

 

It doesn’t transmit any clear message.

Group Work

Your work shows that you have cooperated very well with each other and that you all have supported each other.

Your work shows that you have cooperated with each other,

although it is obvious that some of you have worked less or worse than others.

Your work shows that you haven’t cooperated much with each other, and  it is obvious that some of you have worked less or worse than others.

Your work shows that you haven't cooperated and haven't supported each other at all..

Grammar

You have very few grammar or spelling mistakes. None of them are very important.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have some grammar and spelling mistakes. Some of them are important.

 

 

You have an average number of grammar and spelling mistakes. Some of them are important

You have a lot of important grammar and spelling mistakes.

CONCLUSION

By now we hope you’ve got a proper knowledge of this illness, which may be useful to you and the people around you.

CREDITS AND REFERENCES

 First we would like to thank  The CEP in Manacor, and Mabel Gayà, to give us the opportunity to take part in a course about the use of new technologies and webquests in the English class . Finally, we would, epecially, like to thank  Isabel Pérez for coming to Mallorca and share with us all her wide and valuable  knowledge  of webquests and their use in the English class.

 All the images in this webquest have been taken from  webs related to the subject.