Health On-Line


Although the basic components of health do not change, our views on how to maintain each component constantly change. This wiki is TCA's attempt to keep abreast of the most recent health information that is interesting to teens. Each page features a particular aspect of health that is hot linked to sites that give good information on this topic. In addition each link is critiqued for its scientific veracity and its adherence to Christian values.

Requirements for topical reviews:

  • Determine which page best suits your topical review (Components of Health; Emergency Response; Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco; Nutrition; Exercise; Disease; Organ Donation, Environmental Health, Careers...).
  • For your entry, go to the correct page and write your TCA name, the date the site of your review.
  • For your review, provide a quick summary of the main points of your topic - do not exceed 150 words, hotlink to a web site you would recommend to a viewer to learn more information about the topic, provide a picture, and be sure to site your sources and pictures using the MLA format.

Requirements for on-line article reviews:

  • Determine which topic of health your article addresses (Components of Health; Emergency Response; Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco; Nutrition; Exercise; Disease; Organ Donation, Environmental Health, Careers...).
  • For your entry, go to the correct page and write your TCA name (this is not your real name - you should never use your first and last name on an internet site), and the date the site was reviewed.
  • Provide a quick summary of the main points of the article - do not exceed 150 words.
  • Provide a hotlink to the article you reviewed. If the article is not on the internet, cite the source using MLA format.
  • Critique the article for its scientific veracity and its adherence to Christian values by include the following in your review:
    • Who made the site and what is it's purpose.
    • What techniques are used to attract and hold your attention.
    • What lifestyles, values and points of view are shown or suggested.
    • What Christian values are supported or contradicted - be sure to site the biblical reference supported or contradicted.
    • What is left out of the message.

Assessment:

  • Each student entry will be assessed using the following criteria.

  1. Mechanics (Timeliness of entry, appropriate page, mechanical correctness of piece, to include grammar and length)
  2. Ideas (meaning and development of message, for article reviews this includes discussion of author and author purpose)
  3. Organization (structure of piece - lead, conclusion, sequencing)
  4. Word choice and sentence fluency (specific vocabulary, and the way the words and phrases flow throughout the piece)
  5. Voice (the way the writer brings the topic to life)
  6. Critical review - (reflection on techniques used to attract, description of lifestyles, values, points of view supported, Christian values addressed and biblical reference
  7. Appropriateness of link and pictures.
  8. Source citation, MLA format.

Grading:

  • Prior to the posting date, the entry will be reviewed by the instructor and comments posted under the student's name on the discussion page. Students are encouraged to comment on other sites.
  • After the posting date, students will receive a formal grade, with comments. Students are free to edit their entries based on the comments.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to revise their entries based upon the comments. If the entry is edited, students may turn-in the grade sheet with REGRADE and the DATE of the revision written at the top. The entry will be reevaluated for a new grade. For a regrade, revision must be submitted one week prior to the end of the quarter.