Digital Story Guide

Digital Story: Teen Pregnancy Bridges site: Hector Peterson High School, Cape Town, South Africa Narrator: Reotshepile known as Caroline Photographers: Mafeka, Masande, Ncebakazi
Overview

Caroline experiences the pressures of growing up and describes what her life is like now that she is a teen mother.
Purpose To discuss the causes and difficulties of teen pregnancy.
Anticipation Activity True/False 1. It’s only the girl’s responsibility to prevent pregnancy. 2. The best contraception is abstinence (no “sex”). 3. If you are really in love, you should do whatever your boyfriend/girlfriend wants of you. 4. There are many ways to show love without “sex.” 5. Most teens are aware of the consequences of having a baby. 6. Waiting to have children will help fulfill your educational goals. Pre-Activity Research - (Internet or Library References) http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/question/emotions/healthy_relationship.html www.teenpregnancy.org http://www.fwhc.org/teens/teen-essay.htm http://www.womenshealthchannel.com/teenpregnancy/index.shtml Where is Wallacedene in Kraaifontein, South Africa? Exact locationHemispheresContinentCountry-

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Digital Story Guide
Mountain RangeClimate Comprehension Questions (after viewing the digital story) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. List the positive things that the three words “I love you” might make you feel. List the negative things that the three words “I love you” might make you feel. How did Caroline like to spend her time before she had a baby? How did Caroline feel when the baby was born? How did her life change drastically after she had a baby? Was the father of her baby able to help her? Why or why not? Who was Caroline’s main person of support? Why do girls give in to the desires of boys? Name two possible reasons. What did her mother encourage Caroline to do?

10. Was Natalie’s sex education class successful? 11. What are the ABCs of a relationship? 12. What does Natalie think is the most important thing to prevent teen pregnancy? 13. What do girls think will happen if they refuse to have sex with their boyfriends? 14. Why do you think teens think “life is short”? 15. How many South African teenage girls get pregnant every year? 16. What is a major cause of teen pregnancy? General Questions 1. What is the message of this digital story? 2. How are their lives as children different from and similar to yours? 3. What is the event/issue/problem expressed in the digital story? 4. What major problems do your community or culture face today (environmental, political, social)? 5. How are these young people working to make positive changes in their community or in the world? 6. Is awareness one way to make change? Explain your answer Making a Movie - Explain your answers. 1. This digital movie is used to share an experience. What other forms of expression could he have used? 2. How is one able to show emotions using digital photography? 3. Does the voice and/or music add to the tone and/or mood of the digital story? If so, how? 4. Was it important for the story to include photos of people? Why or why not? 5. What kinds of photos were used to show the impact of the hurricane? Describe them. 6. Why might it be important to carry your camera with you at all times? 7. What is in the photo that helps you know about the culture? 8. What is the photographer trying to communicate to us? 9. Do the pictures look posed? If so, to what purpose? 10. Do the pictures look spontaneous? If so, to what purpose?

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Digital Story Guide Follow-Up Discussion • • • • • • • • • • •
What is the difference between infatuation and real love? What kind of power does money have? If a boy gives you money, does that mean he loves you? What advice do you give to your friends who say they are thinking about or are having “sex” with their boyfriend/girlfriend? What affects your ability to make good choices when you are a teen? What kinds of skills do you need to have a good relationship? If someone really loves you, should they respect your limits? If so, why? How does the media affect the way we think about love and sex? Teen years can be confusing. It is important to get to know yourself first before you love others. How can you do that? How can you recognize if a boy is just giving you a “line?” What are the dangers of having sex without protection?

Standards* National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association Standards 1, 2, 3, 6 National Council for Social Studies Standards Theme I: Culture, Theme IV Individual Development and Identity Theme IX: Global Connections American Geographical Society, Association of American Geographers, National Geographic Society, National Council for Geographic Education Essential Element II: Places and Regions Standards 4, 6 Essential Element III: Physical Systems Standards 7, 8 Essential Element IV: Human Systems Standards 9, 10,11,12,13 *For more details see http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/educators/framework/

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