STD Project

Researching the Most Intimate Diseases 

Directions:  For the next few days, you are to use the World Wide Web (internet) to conduct research regarding a specific sexually transmitted disease. As a friendly reminder, remember that the internet here at school is protected by software which blocks sexually explicit web sites.  Therefore, you should attempt to use only sites recommended by your instructor.  If you desire specific information, which is blocked by the server, ask your instructor for help.  Information, which you should specifically look for, includes the following:
 
1.      Any statistics regarding the rise or fall in the number of reported cases of the STD
2.      Historical references to the origin and spread of the STD
3.      How common the STD is today
4.      The role of medical professionals and medicines used to combat the STD
5.      Potential health hazards and dangers regarding the STD
6.      Methods of protecting one’s self from getting the STD
7.      References and agencies involved with combating the STD
8.      Signs and Symptoms of the STD
9.      Potential long-term effects of the STD
10.  The future with regard to the STD
 
The research project should be turned in neatly handwritten or typed.  Remember to cite ALL references used, to include Web addresses when necessary.  A good place to start your research would be the Center for Disease Control, which can be located by searching this phrase on your computer.  You will be graded using the following rubric.  Good luck and happy researching!

Your final project will consist of three parts: a report, a poster (a visual summary of the information you found), and a oral presentation (an oral summary of the information you found). 
 
STD Choices

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Syphilis
Chlamydia
Gonorrhea
Herpes
Hepatitis
Pubic Lice and Scabies
 

 Project Rubric 

Suggested Format for Written Report 

Suggested Poster Format