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Quest (7th)

Quest is designed to help teens think through some of the most important decisions in a their life. Specifically, it is designed to help teens resist the many pressures pushing them toward sexual activity by making wise choices.

Quest is about learning to resist the power of the present, and choosing instead to pursue future freedom. If this is your desire for teens, Quest can help to strengthen your curriculum and help to set the proper course.


Day 1

Life is a Journey

Goal: Clearly assess future goals and importance of planning in order to reach them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Consider the value of setting life goals.
  • Enumerate and prioritize dreams and life goals.
  • Understand that planning now can determine future outcomes.

 

Teaching Methods: storytelling, object lessons, and discussion

Mapping Your Course

Goal: Empower to resist negative pressures that lead to unhealthy choices in sexual activity and other risk taking behaviors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the inter-connectedness of at-risk behaviors.
  • Understand that past actions do not have to dictate future decisions.
  • Learn to define and explain the meaning of "abstinence."
  • Consider the benefits of saving sexual activity until you are in a long-lasting, monogamous relationship.
  • Identify the value of having a plan to resist negative peer pressure.
  • Realize key steps to resisting peer pressure.
  • Practice techniques to resist negative-peer pressure.
  • Understand it is never too late to start to make healthy choices.

 

Teaching Methods: storytelling, object lessons, video clip, and discussion

 


Breaking Free

Goal: Increase awareness of the possible emotional, social, and biological affects of media.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and define different types of media.
  • Calculate daily exposure to media.
  • Consider the purpose of media and entertainment.
  • Recognize the potential for addiction to media.
  • Recognize the power of graphic images and their affect on the brain.
  • Determine ways to protect self against use of unhealthy media.


Teaching Methods: storytelling, object lessons, and discussion
 


Day 2

Finding Your Way

Goal: Understand that it is never too late to start to make healthy choices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify justification for sex.
  • Recognize the physical, emotional, mental, and social consequences of sexual activity (as a teen).
  • Recognize how at-risk behaviors are interconnected.


Teaching Methods: storytelling, object lessons, and discussion

Staying on Track

Goal: Appreciate the benefits of sexual abstinence in the context of successful future goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Consider importance of making a goal early in life.
  • Evaluate the impact for both girls and guys of a teen pregnancy.
  • Identify activities to help avoid sexually pressured situations.


Teaching Methods: storytelling, object lessons, and discussion

Road Blocks

Goal: Increase knowledge of STD (sexually transmitted disease) transmission, types, symptoms and current rates.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify viral and non-viral STDs along with the health consequences including treatment and impact according to gender.
  • Assess possible consequences of STDs.
  • Explore strategies to avoid STDs.
  • Discuss difference between risk reduction and risk elimination.


Teaching Methods: storytelling, oobject lessons, and discussion

Journey's End

Goal: Inspire and motivate toward healthy friendship and dating relationships.

Learning Objectives:

  • Inspect a dating relationship based on friendship.
  • Consider character qualities desired in a relationship.
  • Reflect how boundaries and personal guidelines protect.
  • Review the powerful effect that abstinence can have on a relationship.


Teaching Methods: storytelling and discussion


View the Quest Curriculum Research Notes