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- Kristina C., Special Education Teacher
- Covina, CA
HIV/AIDS Teacher Resources
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Students research the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa as an example of a contemporary global issue and will explore the ways in which the disease is being addressed with an emphasis on the Canadian government. In this HIV/AIDS lesson, students work in groups to reseach AIDS-related interventions. Students role-play as a Canadian NGO working in Malawi and design a project to help a village facing the AIDS pandemic.
One lesson in a series on sexually transmitted diseases, this activity is a good review about HIV/AIDS. Five main points in this lesson direct small groups of learners to read and present their information. They will need to make a poster for their presentation and then be able to answer any questions the class may have when they are finished.
Students begin the lesson by discussing what they already know about their immune system. In groups, they participate in a true and false game using the facts and myths of HIV/AIDS. They discuss how the disease is affecting their country and identify what can be done to sto the spread of it.
Students examine where, why, how and in what conditions HIV/AIDS exists. They examine the deadly impact this virus has had on the world and look at how to prevent the spread at home. The students also develop a greater awareness of the virus's impact on human rights around the world.
Young scholars in an ESL classroom brainstorm their thoughts, fears and perceptions about HIV/AIDS. In groups, they review how one contracts the virus and how it affects them and their families. They read true stories about people living with the disease to end the activity.
Students in an ESL classroom brainstorm what they already know about HIV/AIDS. In groups, they are given slips of paper of a dialogue between two people that is out of order. They put the dialogue into order and answer comprehension questions. They review the lesson by identifying the various ways to get infected with the virus.
Students examine the ways in which they can become infected with HIV and AIDS. In this sexually transmitted diseases lesson, students discover that living in denial is a dangerous response to these difficult issues. Students watch a video about HIV/AIDS and discuss the effects of these diseases on a person.
Students explore the threat of global health issues. In this globalization lesson, students read the noted articles about diseases that have morphed through globalization. Students then participate in classroom simulation that requires them to discuss and brainstorm solutions to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.
Decrease risky behavior and inform your secondary Special Ed class about AIDS/HIV. They talk about germs, AIDS, transmission, and staying safe. Developmentally disabled individuals need to be informed about safe sex and disease transmission. Links, note to care provider, and worksheets are included.
High schoolers watch a video in which sixteen young people talk about how their lives have been changed by having HIV. So many people have the attitude that it will never happen to them, but no one is immune to this disease. Hopefully this video will be a platform for discussion about making safe and healthy decisions.