HIV/AIDS Teacher Resources
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New! HIV/AIDS in the United States
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.
New! Mapping the Spread 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.
The Contemporary World - The HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Africa & Canada's Response
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 plan, 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.
HIV/AIDS in Our Spanish-Speaking Community and the World
Students study the HIV virus and how it has impacted the hispanic community. In this infectious disease instructional activity students discover how HIV/Aids is found all over the world, what misconceptions are out there and what kinds of treatments are needed.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Day 2: HIV/AIDS - Understanding the Disease
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.
The Black Death and HIV/AIDS: Which is the Worse Plague?
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.
Understanding and Avoiding HIV/AIDS
Learners 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.
Lesson Plan on HIV/AIDS
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.
HIV/AIDS: Rights and Responsibilities
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.
HIV/AIDS: Our Fear, Our Misery
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.
A Dialogue on HIV/AIDS
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 plan by identifying the various ways to get infected with the virus.
Controlling Pandemic: Public Health Focus
In this biology activity, students complete 6 short answer questions about HIV/AIDS video. They analyze and evaluate statistics and complete 12 short answer questions about it.
Where Life Is Too Short
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.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Young scholars 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. Young scholars watch a video about HIV/AIDS and discuss the effects of these diseases on a person.
HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL STUDIES
Students 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.
Tenth graders discuss facts and myths about HIV transmission. In this biology instructional activity, 10th graders complete an HIV awareness poster and scavenger hunt. They simulate the transmission of the disease through a class activity.
Government Policy and Its Impact on HIV/AIDS
High schoolers examine "President Bush's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief", identify important U.S. policy events related to AIDS/HIV from the last 25 years and hold a policy debate on the funding for AIDS/HIV programs.
Is it Difficult to Catch HIV/AIDS?
In this online interactive health worksheet, learners respond to 12 true of false questions regarding the HIV virus and AIDS. Students may check their answers with the click of the mouse.
Monitoring an Epidemic: Analyzing Through Graphical Displays Factors Relating to the Spread of HIV/AIDS
Tenth graders differentiate pandemic and epidemic. In this health science lesson, 10th graders analyze how HIV and AIDS affect different countries. They construct and interpret different types of graphs.
HIV/AIDS: Basic Facts
Students investigate human sexuality by researching STD's. In this HIV lesson, students discuss the potential risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease such as HIV which can cause illness and death. Students assess their own pregnancy risk behavior and answer study questions regarding teen decision-making.