HIV/AIDS Teacher Resources
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Ninth graders examine the AIDS epidemic. In this HIV/AIDS lesson plan, 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.
Exploring the similarities and differences between the Black Death and HIV/AIDS, students 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.
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.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Young scholars research the HIV/AIDS crisis and use their findings to construct a storyboard of AIDS-related dialogues, images and music for a 30-second commercial intended to raise HIV/AIDS awareness.
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.
In this global issues activity, students conduct research on the the status of AIDS/HIV treatment in the world and respond to 4 short answer questions related to the topic.
Learners describe the spread and occurence of HIV/AIDS at multiple scales. They explain global and regional variations in the occurence of HIV/AIDS and explain the spread of HIV/AIDS in the United States.
Students read the passages and complete activities to learn ways the Thai government is trying to combat and halt infectious diseases. In this infectious disease lesson, students read information about action taken by the Thai government to provide affordable medicine, think about what is needed for good health, and sort sequenced statements about HIV and AIDs.
Young scholars listen to an explanation distinguishing non-communicable and communicable diseases and the difference between concern and unhealthy fear. They describe the transmission modes for HIV and determine that casual contact can't pass the disease.
Students create a one-two page newsletter demonstrating what they have learned related to a unit on STDs and HIV/AIDS. The newsletter consists of various articles, written by Students.
First graders identify behaviors that promote health and demonstrate personal hygiene. They create a fairy tale entitled, "The Forgetful Princess."
Students 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 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.
High schoolers 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.
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.