You are going to develop a project to inform your student body on adolescent depression and suicide. Step 3: PUTTING YOUR PROJECT TOGETHER Public Service Announcement: http://www.redcross.org/press/psa/psaTV.html#fundraising
Prior to beginning your project, listed below are three articles and several questions. You will read directions for each step below and complete. Then you will use a graphic organizer to help you get all your information organized. Also, include any significant details you would like to include in getting your message to the student body. Finally, you will complete your project to raise awareness about adolescent depression and suicide to your student body.
Step 1: READING AND RESEARCH
Part A: Read each article. Identify signs, symptoms, risk factors, treatments, and other significant information or details.
Article 1 Neighbor: Teen held in Wisconsin principal shooting bragged about getting in trouble
Article 2 Kaitlin's legacy—Family seeks help for students suffering from depression
Article 3: Jared’s Story
Part B: Listed below are questions, research to find the answer for each. Find approximately three to four facts or statements per question.
What is adolescent depression?
What are the signs/symptoms of adolescent depression? Risk factors?
What is teen suicide?
What are the signs/symptoms of teen suicide? Risk factors?
How many teenagers are suffering from depression? Total? Males? Females?
What are some ways to help someone who is suffering from depression?
Where are places to go for adolescent depression or suicide help/support? (Treatment)
What is the ratio of teen suicide and depression?
When you find material to answer your question, type question and answer into a word document. Make sure to include author or website where you found your answer. SAVE YOUR WORK in word. Once you have collected enough information you may print out your word document.
Websites to help you answer your questions:
Step 2: ORGANIZATION OF RESEARCH
To complete your project, you will need to organize your research. Listed below are some things to keep in mind through your research:
1. Make sure your included information states the problem. This would answer the WHY question? Why are you creating your project?
2. Make sure you are not putting too much information. If there is too much information, your message will not be as powerful.
3. Try to think of a title or theme that will explain your project. This will assist in focusing your message paired with the right information!
In order to help you with the above items, you will use graphic organizers to organize your research materials. You may use one or three graphic organizers. It depends on how much information is collected and how you can break down the material into useable material.
Graphic Organizer Examples: Venn Diagram, Flow Chart, Spider Map, Research Notes Chart
The following websites will allow you to print out blank graphic organizers to place your information on it the order you want to include in your project:
Using your graphic organizer you will create your project to include your message to the student body! When creating your project you want your message to be short and to the point. You have minimal time to address the student body; therefore you will need to maximize your time. If you are not precise, the students will not have an idea on what message you are trying to get across. Keep this in mind when you are creating your project. In a short amount of time, MORE INFORMATION IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER.
Step 4: TURNING IN YOUR PROJECT
Once your project is completed make sure you save your work. Get a blank CD from your teacher and burn a copy of your project to the CD.
Write your name on the CD and turn it in.
Websites for Example Projects:
School Activity: Beyond Blue: http://www2.youthbeyondblue.com/ybblue/index.aspx
You are going to develop a project to inform your student body on adolescent depression and suicide.
Step 3: PUTTING YOUR PROJECT TOGETHER
Public Service Announcement: http://www.redcross.org/press/psa/psaTV.html#fundraising