HIV/AIDS Teacher Resources
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In the final of five lessons about HIV/AIDS, groups create presentations to share data about the infection rates in the United States, examining demographic and geographic trends over the past ten years. Depending on how much time you want to devote to the research, groups can either use the provided data exclusively, or do more research using the websites provided. It is important to stress using only reliable and reputable websites during the research portion, as there is a lot of misinformation out there on the topic of HIV/AIDS.
Where is HIV/AIDS most prevalent and what are the current trends regarding HIV? Have groups work together to map the world's HIV/AIDS rates, then create a class map with all the data. Lesson includes cross-disciplinary concepts including world geography, economics, and science. By including the extension activity, learners are able to become ambassadors of the countries they research, helping others to gain a better understanding of the political and economic issues affecting the regions.
Ninth graders examine the AIDS epidemic. In this HIV/AIDS instructional activity, 9th graders read "HIV/AIDS Facts and Myths," and watch "And the Band Played On." Students then participate in a classroom experiment that requires them to note the exchange of bodily fluids. Students discuss the outcomes of the experiment and complete the provided worksheet.
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.
Learners study the HIV virus and how it has impacted the hispanic community. In this infectious disease lesson students discover how HIV/Aids is found all over the world, what misconceptions are out there and what kinds of treatments are needed.
One lesson plan in a series on sexually transmitted diseases, this activity is a good review about HIV/AIDS. Five main points in this lesson plan 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.
Exploring the similarities and differences between the Black Death and HIV/AIDS, learners write persuasive essays answering which is the "worse plague." This cross-curricular activity between Language Arts and Social Studies addresses several standards from both. In addition to using internet research to critically examine both topics, students prepare oral presentations to represent their points of view.
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.
Eighth graders read and discuss various situations revolving around the subject of HIV/AIDS. They practice applying knowledge, solving problems, and identifying feelings around the issue of HIV. They also discuss correct condom use.
Students 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 lesson.
Young scholars 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.
In this biology worksheet, learners complete 6 short answer questions about HIV/AIDS video. They analyze and evaluate statistics and complete 12 short answer questions about it.
Students study the impact and implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in South Africa and beyond. They explain how the AIDS pandemic is affecting multiple aspects of life in South Africa and why life expectancies differ dramatically among nations.
In this online interactive health worksheet, students respond to 12 true of false questions regarding the HIV virus and AIDS. Students may check their answers with the click of the mouse.
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.
Middle schoolers select a country in South Africa and writes a one-page report on the economic and social issues facing that country, offering suggestions as to how the conditions of poverty and HIV/AIDS.
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.
Students compare and contrast the global efforts being made to stem a possible avian flu pandemic to the global efforts made to counter the current HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Learners read, "A Misspent youth: The HIV/AIDS Crisis Comes of Age", and discuss the article or write their answers to the questions imbedded in the lesson. They write their own essay.