HIV/AIDS Teacher Resources

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The Black Death and HIV/AIDS: Which is the Worse Plague?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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...
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HIV/AIDS—Lesson 1 The Real Picture

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the AIDS epidemic. In this HIV/AIDS lesson, 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...
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HIV/AIDS: Rights and Responsibilities

For Teachers 8th
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.
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Lesson 26: HIV/AIDS & Other STDs - Day 3: HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The third instructional activity in the three-part series on HIV/AIDS and other STDs considers how these diseases are passed, how to protect against them, and risky and safe behaviors. The discussion of condom use and sexual behaviors...
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Day 2: HIV/AIDS - Understanding the Disease

For Teachers 7th - 10th
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...
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“Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: HIV/AIDS”

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
These activities and instructional handouts will help your learners to understand not only the causes, transmission, and prevention of HIV/AIDS, but also gain a deeper understanding of the chain of infection when diseases are spread.
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HIV/AIDS And Contemporary Population Dynamics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars 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.
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STD & HIV/AIDS, Day 2: HIV/AIDS - Staying Safe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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HIV/AIDS in the United States

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
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...
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HIV/AIDS & Other STDs, Day 1: Germs & Risk

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Assist your secondary special education class for understanding risky behavior, hygiene, and STDs. The class discusses how germs spread, how people get sick, and what needs to be done to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. They...
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Chapter 5: Learning About HIV/AIDS/STI's and Hepatitis Transmission

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers delve deep into facts about HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis, and other STI's by way of discussion and a hands-on activity. Scholars ask and discuss questions anonymously using a Question Box. Two experiments showcase the...
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Mapping the Spread of HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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Lesson 24: HIV/AIDS & Other STDs - Day 1: Germs & Risk

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This first instructional activity on sexually transmitted diseases focuses on germs, what they are, how they travel, and methods of protecting oneself from germs.
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Why it's so Hard to Cure HIV/AIDS

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Believe it or not, a man was cured of HIV in 2008; unfortunately doctors are still scratching their heads trying to figure out how it happened. Follow along with this short video to learn about this deadly virus and the unique...
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The Contemporary World - The HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Africa & Canada's Response

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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,...
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Review and Assessment on STDs and HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars 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.
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Understanding and Avoiding HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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HIV/AIDS in Our Spanish-Speaking Community and the World

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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Using Molecular and Evolutionary Biology to Understand HIV/AIDS and Treatment

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
HIV mutates rapidly, making treatments challenging to find. Scholars learn about why it mutates so quickly and how scientists race to find treatments. The resource approaches the issue from both a molecular and evolutionary perspective...
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Day 3: HIV/AIDS - Its Impact on People

For Teachers 7th - 10th
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...
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Knowing Your Risk for HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What are the various ways people can become infected with HIV? Build awareness with your pupils and dispel common myths on the transmission of HIV with this resource, which includes a brainstorming activity, group discussion, and a...
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Geography Now! Eswatini

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's know as Swaziland no more—welcome, Estwatini! The African nation, while home to stunning geographical diversity, is one of the continent's smallest. It also has its challenges, with roughly a quarter of the adult population infected...
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HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders discuss facts and myths about HIV transmission. In this biology activity, 10th graders complete an HIV awareness poster and scavenger hunt. They simulate the transmission of the disease through a class activity.
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HIV/AIDS and Development

For Students 8th - 12th
In this global issues worksheet, learners conduct research on the the status of AIDS/HIV treatment in the world and respond to 4 short answer questions related to the topic.
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Government Policy and Its Impact on HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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.
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Monitoring an Epidemic: Analyzing Through Graphical Displays Factors Relating to the Spread of HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 10th
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.
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Controlling the Pandemic: Public Health Focus

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine global issues centered around HIV and AIDS. In this health science lesson, students compare and analyze public health measures and factors that affect the treatment of HIV/AIDS. They examine the role of socioeconomic...
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Lesson 25: HIV/AIDS & Other STDs - Day 2: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDS) are the focus of a lesson that examines different types of STDs, how to avoid catching or transmitting these diseases, identifying the symptoms of STDs, and reporting procedures.
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AIDS Awareness Campaign

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders launch their own AIDS awareness campaign. For this AIDS lesson, 9th graders read narratives from Our Stories, Our Songs: African Children Talk About AIDS. Students then share the stories they read and create their own...
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How Do Antiretroviral Drugs Work?

For Students 9th - 12th
In this biology instructional activity, students watch a series of videos and complete 10 short answer questions right after. They explain how ART drugs interrupt the life cycle of HIV.
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Understanding and Avoiding HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore myths and facts pertaining to AIDS. In this AIDS/HIV lessons, students listen to their instructor deliver a lecture regarding the disease and then play a true or false game based on the lecture.
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HIV/AIDS Awareness Health Project

For Students 9th - 12th
For this health awareness assignment, high schoolers select a country and research its HIV and AIDS statistics. For extra credit, they may opt to design a simple public awareness poster.
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HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL STUDIES

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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.
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Lesson Plan on HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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...
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HIV/AIDS: Our Fear, Our Misery

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
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...
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HIV/AIDS And How It Affects My Community

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students create a slide presentation about HIV/AIDS. In this health lesson, students work in groups to take what they have learned about HIV and AIDS to make a presentation for the public. 
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A Dialogue on HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 1st - 5th
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...
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How Close Are We to Eradicating HIV?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What is being done to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS? An intriguing short video details current treatments available, including the use of antiretrovirals, to stop the transmission of the devastating disease.
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Risk Behavior: HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Bring to life the health risks of unsafe sex and drug use. Participants are involved in a simulation they don't understand until the end. One pupil is "in the know", secretly playing the role of being HIV-positive. Everyone else...
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Hiv/aids, Year 1, Day 1

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students 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...
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Millennium Development Goal: To Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases

For Teachers 6th - 7th
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 activity, students read information about action taken by the Thai...
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Wife inheritance and the AIDS epidemic in Africa

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Complex problems require complex solutions. After reading a news article about how the tradition of wife inheritance in many African countries has contributed to the spread of AIDS, class members participate in a Paideia seminar and...
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Lesson: David Goldblatt: Structures and Normativity, looking at Photography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Art can be a vehicle for social change and cultural expression. Upper graders examine the art of photographer David Goldblatt, as it pertains to apartheid, South Africa, and the AIDS epidemic. Discussion questions and image links are...
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What Do You Know About Teens, Drugs and Disease?

For Teachers 8th - 10th
In this teens, drugs and disease worksheet, learners answer 10 multiple choice questions about HIV, AIDS, teen drug use and addiction.
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Chapter 7: Revisiting the Circle of Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars revisit the Circle of Life to examine positive character traits—mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional. Pupils discuss how those character traits could help them make responsible decisions and not contract HIV/AIDS. Learners...
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Hiv/aids, Year 1, Day 2

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars watch a video about the spread and biology of HIV/AIDS. They discuss white blood cell counts and ways the disease is transmitted and ways it cannot be transmitted. They draw a battle between the HIV and the immune system.
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People World Wide: HIV/AIDS

For Students 6th - 9th
In this HIV and AIDS worksheet, students answer ten multiple choice questions about the populations most affected by HIV and AIDS, the costs to aid people with the disease and the number of people affected in 1998 by the disease.
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HIV/AIDS: Basic Facts

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students investigate human sexuality by researching STD's. In this HIV instructional activity, students discuss the potential risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease such as HIV which can cause illness and death. Students assess...
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Ainembabazi Children’s Project (Local NGO)

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the impact of the Ainembabazi Children’s Project. In this global issues lesson, 9th graders visit the Ainembabazi Children’s Project Web site in order to complete the provided worksheet that enables them to learn...
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Synthesizing Content on a Continuum: Developing Effective Communication

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students take a short quiz on what they already know about HIV/AIDS. In groups, they read an article on the disease and place the information from it on a timeline. They role-play different scenerios in which they have written the...
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HIV/AIDS and Contemporary Population Dynamics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe the spread and occurrence of HIV/AIDS at multiple scales. They explain global and regional variations in the occurrence of HIV/AIDS and the spread of HIV/AIDS in the United States
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Making Copies of an HIV Particle

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
In the second of five lessons about HIV, discover the mechanisms that allow the HIV virus to replicate. Using the models that they created the day before, learners examine the parts of the virus particle. The lesson plan does not say...
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Where Life Is Too Short

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students predict how a pandemic would affect aspects of South Africa's society. In this world issues and geography instructional activity, students read a letter outlining the problems affecting South Africa. Students discuss and analyze...
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HIV/AIDS Education

For Teachers Higher Ed
Pupils in an ESL classroom brainstorm on activities already being done around the country to raise the awareness of HIV and AIDS. In groups, they develop and create a leaflet or brochure to target young children on how to prevent...
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HIV/AIDS Discussion: Individual vs. Societal Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore and discuss the issues of personal freedoms and safety as they apply to HIV/AIDS. They consider whether doctors, co-workers, teammates, etc. have the right to know someone else's disease status.
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HIV/AIDS Education

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students in an ESL class listen to a song about HIV/AIDs in English. During the song, they write down examples of situations in which a friends did something for them. They work with a partner to create a dialogue that someone can have...
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Worldwide AIDS Epidemic

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Bring current events into your classroom. There is a worldwide AIDS epidemic in need of a solution. Your class will view, read, and analyze data from several websites to educate themselves on the global issue. They use data to compose an...
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Disease Prevention and HIV/AIDS Education - Kindergarten

For Teachers K
Students demonstrate strategies to reduce or prevent illnesses.
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Disease Prevention and HIV/AIDS Education

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify behaviors that promote health and demonstrate personal hygiene. They create a fairy tale entitled, "The Forgetful Princess."
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
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...
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Controlling Pandemic: Public Health Focus

For Students 9th - 12th
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.
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HIV/AIDS, Friends & Families

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine what it might feel like to test positive for HIV. They listen to a guest speaker, conduct a role-play activity, identify positive actions to take, and design a panel for the AIDS quilt project.
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HIV/AIDS, iChat, and the Immune System

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study HIV and model the course of an infection.  In this immune system lesson students examine HIV and AIDS and learn that it is a preventable disease. 
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Viral DNA Integration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do viruses hijack our cells to produce more viral particles? Junior immunologists model how viral RNA integrates into a host cell's DNA using pop beads and use interactive tools to explore a virus' genome. The teacher's guide...
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AIDS: Responding to a Health Crisis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the health crisis presented by AIDS. In this AIDS instructional activity, students find out how nations around the world are dealing with AIDS and the stigma attached to it. Students plan an implement a service project...
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Words in the News

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students observe and demonstrate how read and comprehend a short news report. They read an article about AIDS and HIV testing, define key vocabulary terms, and complete a skimming activity. Students then take a quiz and complete a...
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Gazing Into the Faces of AIDS

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider whether or not there are generalizations that can be made about people who are infected with H.I.V. or who have the AIDS virus. They create public service ad campaigns to educate the public and consider other ways to...
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Tracking the Monster

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students exchange fake bodily fluids with other students. They track the spread of the "infection" throughout the population of students and determine where the infection began in the class. Every student in the class choose a test...
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The Cure for Hate is Love

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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.
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Sports for Social Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After watching a short online film about a soccer player Nolusindiso Plaatje and his help with the Grassroot Soccer program, a community education effort aimed at spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention, use a lesson plan to prompt...
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Stories of AIDS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the plight of those with AIDS. In this personal health lesson, students discuss the definition of AIDS and its attributes. Students then read a narrative about people with AIDS or family and friends of people with AIDS....
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Disease Prevention and HIV/AIDS Education - Second Grade

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders, in groups, rotate to several stations around the room, in which question cards, regarding disease prevention, have be assigned. Groups visit each station, discuss and record their answer to the question and move to the...
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Disease Prevention and HIV/AIDS Education

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students discuss communicable and non-communicable diseases, and how germs travel from person to person through the air, on objects, in body fluids, and on animals and insects. They take a short quiz.
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AIDS in Africa II: More Than Sympathy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the AIDS epidemic in Africa and identify cultural factors within Africa that underlie the scope of the epidemic, what is being done, and what can be done to ease the situation.
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Student Investigation on the Immune System and Hemeagglutination

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students perform an experiment to demonstrate the principles of antibody-antigen binding, the secondary immune response, cross reactivity, and complement fixation. The materials to be used include antibodies from a rabbit that was...
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HIV and AIDS: Rights & Responsibilities

For Teachers 8th
Address myths and stereotypes surrounding HIV and AIDS in this lesson plan. Students discuss how the disease is transmitted, how to properly apply a condom, and how to handle real life situations. Note: A number of extension activities,...
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Outbreak!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate their knowledge about HIV/AIDS and read an online article about treatments that have been prolonging lives of sufferers. They create media campaigns to promote HIV/AIDS awareness.
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Adult-Teen Relationships: What are the Facts?

For Students 9th - 10th
In this teens activity, students answer ten true and false questions about teen sex, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases.
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HIV/AIDS & Other STDs, Day 3: HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the characteristics of HIV and AIDS. They identify the liquids in which the disease is found and how it can be transmitted. They examine healthy behaviors to keep them from getting the disease.
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HIV/AIDS: Understanding Risk Behaviors

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders recongize the difference between HIV and AIDS. They explore how one finds out they have the disease and their treatment options. They discuss risky and safe behaviors when dealing with HIV or AIDS.
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HIV/AIDS: Basic Facts

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students complete worksheets and play the "Onion Ball Question and Answer Game" as an introduction to the basic facts about AIDS and HIV, such as what the virus is, the body fluids that transmit the virus, and the the most common methods...
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Children and Young People and HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students in an ESL classroom review what they already know about HIV and AIDS. In groups, they analyze their lives to discover how their lifestyle can make them more prone to the virus. They create their own slogans to make others more...
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HIV/AIDS

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students in an adult ESL class review what AIDS is and how it is transmitted. As a class, they watch a video on the topic and discuss statistics on the number of deaths from a website. They complete a questionnaire and compare their...
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Disease Prevention and HIV/AIDS Education

For Teachers K
Students demonstrate proper care of the body
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Health and Disease: from Measles to HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students consider health care and come diseases in any give community. They examine the differences between HIV and AIDS, and how they are spread. They discuss how the spread of AIDS can be reduced.
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HIV/AIDS, Year 2, Day 1

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discover that HIV is a blood-borne virus which attacks to the body's immune system. They see the difference between being infected with HIV and being diagnosed with AIDS. They discuss which behaviors are safe and which are not.
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Conducting an HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign for Teenagers in Your Local Community

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students in an ESL classroom develop a survey to give to their local community to determine the awareness of HIV and AIDS. In groups, they develop and create a brochure to hand out to teenagers in area on how to protect themselves. To...
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Just Say No To Risky Aids Behaviors

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discover the behaviors associated with getting acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and study the infectious cycle for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by playing a board game. They play in small groups.
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Diet, Exercise and AIDS

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research AIDS and the role of diet and exercise with the disease. In this AIDS lesson, students listen to a mini lecture about the diet and exercise needs of people who have AIDS. Students learn about alternative therapies to...
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Disease Prevention and HIV/AIDS Education - First Grade

For Teachers K - 2nd
Identify behaviors that promote health and demonstrate personal hygiene.
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Nelson's Dream

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore fatal diseases by researching Africa. In this AIDS lesson, students read fictional stories about African men and women who are infected with AIDS and very sick. Middle schoolers define several disease related...
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AIDS Statistics

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students identify the different transmission methods of AIDS. In this health science lesson plan, students create bar graphs about AIDS related issues. They present their work in class.
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The AIDS Memorial Quilt

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students study and explain the history of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. In this AIDS Memorial Quilt lesson plan, students learn where each quilt piece comes from and are able to explain the purpose of the quilt.
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Some Similarities Between the Spread of an Infectious Disease and Population Growth

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners compare and contrast the spread of infectious diseases and population growth. In this biology lesson, students identify the exponential growth pattern of spreading diseases. They relate this to HIV infection and AIDS.
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Medical Scene Investigators

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate physical, psychological and societal implications of various medical problems. Using internet technology and videos, students gather information on a medical problem. They compare/contrast viewpoints that may...
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Disease Prevention and HIV/AIDS Education - First Grade

For Teachers K - 2nd
Identify behaviors that promote health and demonstrate personal hygiene.
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HIV and Flu -- The Vaccine Strategy

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What is the biggest threat to a mass number of humans? Not natural disasters, but rather, pandemics! With a lecture and slide show, the speaker discusses how medical technology in the form of vaccines is bringing an end to suffering and...
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Protease Inhibitors

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Protease inhibitors currently treat HIV and hepatitis C, but in the future, might also be used to treat some cancers. Viewers learn how HIV spreads in the body and then observe what happens after the introduction of a protease inhibitor. 
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AZT Blocks Reverse Transcriptase

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
AZT, developed in the 1960s to treat cancer, actually treats HIV as well. Viewers observe how AZT blocks the reverse transcriptase of HIV. Then they see what happens when the virus mutates to be immune to AZT.
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Globalization and Health

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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...
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HIV and AIDS Awareness

For Teachers 7th - 9th
HIV and AIDS are defined in this lesson plan to raise awareness. Learners will view a film (link to video is provided) about the disease and how it is contracted. They then discuss the film and complete a follow-up worksheet with...
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Pharmaceuticals and Treatments

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Learners perform an experiment involving reverse transcriptase-polymerized chain reaction HIV replication to better examine the biotechnology used by scientists in pharmaceutical research of infections diseases like HIV. Students examine...
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Surviving AIDS

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Enhance your middle and high schoolers' research skills with this lesson. After viewing a video clip about HIV and AIDS, high schoolers identify the facts and issues surrounding the disease. They work together to create a newspaper...
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AP: Chapter 18: Microbial Models

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
AP biology and college microbiology classes benefit by completing this seven-page worksheet on microbes. An exhaustive set of questions addresses the characteristics and reproduction of viruses, classification and uses of bacteria, and...
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Viral Replication

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explain how viruses use the lytic and lysogenic cycles with an explanatory video. The resource also describes retroviruses and the virulence of bacteria. 
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Building a Community: Responsibility and Leadership

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Somewhere around 660,000 South African children have been orphaned due to AIDS diagnoses in their family. Carol Dyanti, or Mama Carol, has dedicated herself to providing for these children. Discuss other prominent figures and their...
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Population Variation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Tasmanian devils are scavengers who eat dead animals including the bones and fur. A video begins with cancer in Tasmanian devils to demonstrate the importance of genetic variation. Then examples such as the black-footed ferret and AIDS...
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The Economics of Dallas Buyers Club

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How do entrepreneurship and crony capitalism intersect with federal regulation and the Food and Drug Administration in Dallas Buyers Club? This is a fascinating video that covers a wealth of economic concepts while referencing the recent...
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Plinko for AIDS Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify risk behaviors associated with the transmission of HIV. They describe ways to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. They play a game to reinforce the spread of HIV/AIDS.
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Where Life Is Too Short

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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AIDS/HIV Awareness

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students begin the lesson by examining newspaper articles about HIV/AIDS. Individually, they read a newsletter and compare it with the newspaper articles they read earlier. They work together to create a poster to make people aware of...
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Disease, Pandemics, and the Role of Government

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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.
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AIDS Fact Quilt

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students to gather facts and identify myths associated with the transmission of HIV/AIDS.
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Fame, Fortune and Responsibility

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Pupils become aware of the problem with HIV/AIDS in Madagascar and Kenya. This lesson brings a social awareness of a variety of issues to students through the study of celebrities and their causes.
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AIDS

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students in an ESL classroom examine the effect of HIV/AIDS on the continent of Africa. As a class, they identify the concerns of the Treatment Action Campaign to determine if they are justifiable or not. They must identify the main...
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Risk Factors and Blood-Borne Diseases

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders brainstorm a list of blood-borne diseases discover means of prevention. They observe a demonstration of how diseases are communicated. Following the lecture, 6th graders discuss which diseases cause serious health problems.
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AIDS Child Activist Dies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read an article on AIDS child activist Nkosi Johnson, and examine the extraordinary difficulties faced by students who have AIDS. They write reflection papers on Nkosi Johnson and how his example can help people in their own lives.
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Global Issue Awareness (Lesson 2)

For Teachers 10th
Students review the information they collected for a previous lesson on global issues. In groups, they develop a rubric to follow while they present their information in a school-wide forum. They are given a role duirng the presentation...
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Protection and Compassion

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate ways to protect themselves against AIDS while learning compassion for the those with the disease. In this HIV/AIDs lesson plan, students discuss ways to protect themselves against contacting the disease. Students...
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HIV Life Cycle

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Almost half of the global population infected with HIV cannot afford treatment. To better understand this devastating disease, young scientists observe the life cycle of HIV.  Through animation, they see the cell infection, replication,...
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Sequencing the Stages: Understanding H.I.V. Infection at the Molecular Level

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How does HIV operate at the molecular level? Pupils discover the progression from a healthy immune cell to one infected with HIV, watch an animation of the HIV life cycle, and finally identify each of the stages with illustrations on...
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Pool Medical Patents, Save Lives

For Students 9th - 12th
People with HIV and AIDS are living for a much longer time and with a better quality of life now thanks to improved pharmaceuticals. With these higher-quality drugs, however, comes a high price tag that makes the drugs unavailable to a...
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HIV Protease Inhibitors

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do doctors fight a virus that's constantly mutating? Show science scholars how we fight HIV using one of its own most fundamental processes through a thoughtful demonstration. The lesson focuses on how protease inhibitors prevent HIV...
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Viral DNA Integration

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How do reverse transcriptase inhibitors work? Young virologists examine the function of azidothymidine, a drug doctors use to treat HIV patients, during a hands-on modeling activity. Groups create a strand of DNA from an HIV RNA strand...
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Immune, Lymphatic System

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A fantastic slideshow that has images, details, definitions and trivia to accompany each structure and response involved with the immune system. The slides are very useful for all levels of the immune response. A complete sets of notes...
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U.S. AIDS Epidemic

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The first AIDS cases in the United States were reported in June of 1981. AIDS quickly became an epidemic soon and the lack of a treatment or cure caused fear in the entire population. Viewers observe a geographical representation of the...
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Pharmaceutical Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are able to discuss and prepare a written summary of a scientific article about AIDS. They propose solutions to the opening activity of which drug is more effective in the fight against AIDS.
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Prevention of STDs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
While medical treatment for sexually transmitted diseases advances every year, the most effective weapon against STDs is prevention. Small groups research one STD and present their findings to the class before engaging in a service...
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HIV and AIDS: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers get the message out about HIV and AIDS by designing t-shirts with information about how the diseases are spread and how people can protect themselves from infection. Groups first gain background information by reading...
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STD & AIDS, Day 2: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Keep your secondary special education class informed and aware of STDs, HIV, and AIDS. They learn what STD stands for, how STDs are transmitted, and how to protect themselves. A case study, note to care provider, handouts, transparency,...
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HIV Virus

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The parts of HIV are pointed out while the steps of the virus to overtake a cell are listed. Highly scientific terms make this resource appropriate for an advanced placement or college level biology course.
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Chapter 6: Making Choices

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A lesson plan looks closely at risky behavior such as teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Middle schoolers use a question box to ask questions anonymously. They role-play what life would be like if they became pregnant then...
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Does the Theory of Evolution Really Matter?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Without the theory of evolution, we wouldn't understand the origins of HIV. The video explains three mysteries solved using the theory of evolution. It opens with shrinking fish, then the origins of HIV, and finally why grasslands turn...
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Viral Lysis and Budding

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do some viruses spread so quickly, and why do they make us feel terrible? Answer these (and many more) questions through a simple yet impactful lessons. Pupils observe demonstrations that show the two methods viruses use to escape...
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The Spread of Aids

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This is an effective simulation of how communicable diseases such as AIDS can be spread throughout a population. Classmates exchange samples from their individual cups of liquid: one of them containing a dilute NaOH solution, and the...
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Viruses: Virus Replication and the Mysterious Common Cold

For Students 7th - 12th
Viruses were nano before it was cool. The video discusses viruses such as the common cold and HIV. It includes the structure of a virus and the two cycles: the lytic cycle and the lysogenic cycle. 
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Virus Explorer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Most pupils know about the flu, HIV, and other viruses, but they don't know what each actually looks like. This interactive shows their relative size, structure, and allows for comparisons. It stresses the similarities and differences...
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Africa Today

For Teachers 8th - 10th
If you have already studied current social and political troubles facing Africans today, then this slideshow is a perfect complement. Using prior knowledge, learners review some of the major issues currently affecting people in Africa....
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A Society in Transition

For Students 9th - 12th
Cover the 1980s in your class with a brief informational text and seven related questions. The one-page reading passage includes general information about jobs and skills, population patterns, and the AIDS epidemic. 
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Don't Misrepresent Africa

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
"We can sharpen our insights. It is not always war, insurrection, and disease." Leslie Dodson enlightens us to the impact that photographs have on our perception of a situation, and urges her audience to review our "ethics of seeing"...
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My Life—My Reproductive Health

For Students 6th - 8th
Keep learners informed about their options and rights when it comes to their sexuality. An in-depth lesson plan guides teenagers through a discussion on sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and emotional consequences to having...
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What Reduces Sexual Risks?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Teens don't have the ability to see around all of the corners of their decisions, some of which can affect the rest of their lives. Help them understand the implications of risky sexual behavior, including sexually transmitted diseases...
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Chapter 4: Learning About Disease

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Communicable diseases are the focus of a lesson that primarily uses discussion, a hands-on activity, and a worksheet to drive their point home. Lotion and glitter create a strong visual for communicable diseases. A practice page provides...
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Viral Packaging

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Create a protective protein shell as a package. Using the included template, pupils tape together 20 triangles to create a 20-sided shape to represent the protective shell of a virus. The model of the protein shell incases the nucleic...
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AIDS, HIV and other Microbe Matters

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This series of lessons contains sensitive material. Please review to ensure that the content is suitable for your class. It begins by discussing what microbes are. Scholars are then asked to review a few online resources and answer...
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Who's at Risk?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are asked what do they comprehend about HIV, such as: how does it get transmitted, and what happens to the body once someone contracts the virus. They discuss ways that people can avoid getting and spreading AIDS. Students...
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HIV and AIDS: Understanding Risk Behaviors

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research human sexuality by completing a sexual health worksheet. In this HIV lesson, 8th graders define AIDS and list the ways it can be transmitted from human to human. Students assess their own risk and complete study...
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Understanding HIV & AIDS

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students discover human health by identifying the dangers associated with sexual activity. In this STD lesson, students identify the potential fatal impact that can arise from contracting HIV without utilizing safe sex methods. Students...
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Myth Busters: HIV Transmission

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discuss the facts and myths about HIV. In this health lesson, students explain how diseases spread from person to another. They create a presentation to share their research findings with the class.
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Solutions or Impossibilities? HIV Prevention for African Children

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze maps for clues as to why students and mothers in both urban and rural areas of Africa may not fight HIV the same way as those in wealthier countries. They write an essay outlining solutions to the AIDS epidemic.
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Case Studies: Influenza and HIV

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Stop infection spread. Pupils participate in an activity to model infections and replications of viruses. Within the activity, scholars see that viruses may end up with genetic variation and connect that to how some forms of the flu are...
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So Little Time

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the evolution of the AIDS epidemic in various world regions during the last 22 years. They research advancements, programs, and attitudes about AIDS in various world regions They compile a "global timeline" of the AIDS...
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Vaccines Expert Group

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this medical worksheet, students gather in-depth information on how well vaccines can effectively prevent the spread of disease. They explore two stations and give examples where vaccines have been used successfully and where...
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Virus Crisis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New diseases have recently been introduced to the human race that once only existed in animals. Follow the initiation of the West Nile virus to the United States and the complications it has caused.
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Small Pox Scare Wks 1-2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars identify basic similarities and differences between B- and T-lymphocytes, stressing function, location, and role. They complete a worksheet that requires them to apply knowledge about ELISA and antibodies.
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Disease! Crash Course World History 203

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
International exploration and trade have largely carved out the world we know now. However, these historical movements often contributed to widespread pandemics of diseases, including the Bubonic Plague and other regional illnesses that...
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STDs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students list the common types of STDs, HIV/AIDS and their symptoms. They complete worksheets concerning adult roles and responsibilities and determine ways to avoid disease. They use study guides and web sites to examine pertinet...
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AIDS, HIV, & Other Microbe Matters

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars conduct inquiry-based research for basic information about microbes, infections, and HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. After gathering answers to their questions, students develop a presentation to post on their school's...
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AIDS, a Modern Day Epidemic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss global effect of AIDS epidemic, explain how HIV infects the body, and identify the symptoms of AIDS.
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How HIV Infects Cells

For Students 8th - 9th
In this how HIV infects cells worksheet, students read the given information about how HIV infects cells. Students explain the role of various structures in HIV infection. Students design a drug that might slow the rate of cellular...
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The Spread of HIV Through a Population

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use a model to illustrate the spread of HIV through an adolescent population and, acting in the role of epidemiologists, explore the dilemmas of HIV infection presented by the simulation. beneficence and justice.
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Viral Hijackers

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students discover how viruses effect living organisms. Focusing on HIV, they explain why it is unique and how it attacks the immune system. They simulate the spread of viruses through an experiment using water containing sodium...
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Coming of Age with H.I.V.

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore and examine some of the issues facing HIV positive teenagers. They research the lives of HIV positive teenagers.
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Tracking a Virus

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Young scholars simulate the spread of a virus such as HIV through a population by "sharing" (but not drinking) the water in a plastic cup with several classmates. Although invisible, the water in a few of the cups will already be tainted...
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AIDS: A Pop Culture History

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students watch the documentary AIDS: A Pop Culture History and discuss the issues the documentary raises. Students discuss the different facts and myths about AIDS, discuss stereotypes in relation to the disease and discuss common fears...
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Subsidized H.I.V. Treatments: Diamonds in the Rough?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine and compare the AIDS management policies of several countries, using the Botswana case as a starting point
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How HIV Infects Cells

For Students 8th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students answer 2 short answer questions related to HIV based on information provided. They color and label the different parts of a virus.
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Africa Falls Prey to H.I.V.

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students use maps, statistics, and written texts to recognize the H.I.V. explosion in Africa.
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Ryan White Inspires

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ask your students to demonstrate research skills by using the Internet, reference books, and magazines to gather information regarding AIDS/ HIV and the treatment of those affected by it. They will create a presentation using several...
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Roulette

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners participate in a simulation activity to help them summarize issues related to health promotion and disease prevention. They see first-hand what their odds are in acquiring HIV.
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Life Savers?: Exploring Ethical Dilemmas Regarding AIDS Treatment in South Africa

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students participate in a roundtable forum to discuss the notion of defying South African national government policies in order to fight AIDS after reading the online article, "A Bold Move on AIDS in South Africa."
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AIDS in Africa I: The Scope of the Problem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students search for data related to that discrepancy and determine mathematically the relative impact of AIDS on Africa versus its impact on the U.S.
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Africa's Struggle With AIDS

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students, after using maps to locate Africa on a world map, and individual sub-Saharan nations on a map of Africa, examine charts and graphs to find and compare data about AIDS in Africa, the world, and the United States.
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You Gave Me What?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students see how an infectious disease such as AIDS may be quickly transmitted throughout a population. They conduct a simulated transmission of an infectious disease and mathematically determine the number of possible infected individuals.
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Tracking the Monster: Ashley Judd and Indie.Arie Confront AIDS in Africa - Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students gain a better understanding of the AIDS worldwide epidemic. They see how music is connected to other aspects of our lives and our world. They listen to and discuss multicultural music.
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Ill At Ease

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research infectious diseases, focusing on what scientists and journalists currently do and do not know about each one. They act as scientists or journalists as they find out more about a particular infectious disease.
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High-Risk Areas

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners create concept maps exploring causes of drug abuse that, in Siberia and around the world, often lead to the contraction of H.I.V., and develop solutions papers.
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Relationships and Reproduction Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore what ways the choices you make today determine your future health and well being. They can earn up to a maximum 65 points in the layer C-Layer. Students complete one of the activities in Layer B to earn a maximum of 15...
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research sexual health by completing a worksheet activity. In this STD lesson, students identify the different STD's in existence and their potential effects on the human body. Students identify prevention methods such as...
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Making Hard Decisions

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars examine proposals to combat AIDS, VRSA, and measles and recommend one that they could support. They investigate how people can have very different feelings about such proposals.
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All About HIV and AIDS

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars use the internet to research the causes, effects and how AIDS is transmitted from person to person. In groups, they discover why women are more suseptiable to the disease. To end the lesson, they are introduced to the...
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AIDS TODAY

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the AIDS epidemic.  In this health policy lesson students divide into groups and research the Internet to obtain information on AIDS.
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What Do You Know About AIDS?

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Young scholars explore AIDS. For this AIDS lesson, students discuss their impressions and knowledge of the disease prior to listening to a lecture regarding the attributes of the disease.
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The Fight for Life

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore the far-reaching impact of AIDS. In this World AIDS Day lesson, students research and compare AIDS statistics as well as advancements in treating AIDS. Students create AIDS awareness posters.
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Advanced Conversation

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students in an adult ESL program review what they know about the AIDS epidemic. After reading an article, they complete a survey on the epidemic of AIDS in Africa and identify the discrimination that occurs. They complete a quiz and...
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Discussion Questions for Amber Bechtel's Essay on AIDS in South Africa

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read an essay by Amber Bechtel on the situation of AIDS in South Africa. After reading, they participate in a class discussion answering questions posed by their teacher. To end the instructional activity, they reflect on the...
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"Pandemic" A Disease Simulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use small test tubes with water, salt and a silver nitrate solution to simulate the spread of infectious disease contracted the exchange of bodily fluid. They problem solve to track the original source of infection.
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Planning For Student Diversity When Teaching About Puberty

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students begin their examination of the changes their body is going to go through during puberty. In groups of boys and girls, they discover their experiences during puberty are going to be very different from one another. As a class,...
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Separating Fact from Opinion

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students 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 plan. They write their own essay.
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Risky Business

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view a video on AIDS, HIV and the ways in which HIV is spread. They discuss ways to avoid contracting HIV and participate in a simulation that shows the growth of a communicable disease.
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Your Immune System

For Students 7th - 9th
In this immune system instructional activity, students identify and name treatments that are currently available for the AIDS virus. Then they discuss some potential vaccines. Students also describe how new AIDS drugs are tested.
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Health Problem Series- HIV and AIDS

For Students 7th - 9th
In this HIV and AIDS worksheet, students create a nightly broadcast about HIV and AIDS over the past 20 years. Students include an interview with a specialist on infectious diseases and dispel myths and fears about HIV and AIDS.
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Opportunistic Diseases

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students explore the concept of opportunistic diseases. In this opportunistic diseases lesson plan, students take notes on a lecture regarding systemic herpes, candidiasis, cytomegalovirus, tuberculosis, MAC, recurrent pneumonia,...
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HIV Breakthrough

For Students 6th - 8th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read the paragraph 'HIV Breakthrough' and select the correct word to complete the Cloze activity. Students complete 15 exercises.
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A Simulation of the Spread of HIV

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars participate in a simulation to illustrate the spread of HIV. They use phenolphthalein, water and test tubes to simulate the spread of the virus and discuss results and variables after the activity.
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AIDS and Adolescence

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the relationship between AIDS and teenagers. In groups, they discuss the various issues educators face in introducing the topic to teenagers in school. As a class, they brainstorm a list of the misconceptions they...
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What You See Isn't Always What You Get!

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Young scholars explore AIDS. In this health lesson plan, students participate in 2 classroom activities that reinforce the concept that HIV infection is not apparent in physical appearance. Young scholars discuss the activities and write...
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Students Exploring Cyberspace (SECs) Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars study AIDS and other current topics in a multinational, interdisciplinary fashion. They communicate with students from other countries throughout e-mail to find out how AIDS impacts other societies.
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What is the Immune System and How Does HIV Affect It?

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Student discuss the effect of HIV on the immune system. In this human body lesson, students research the immune system and how the HIV virus weakens it. They create a bulletin board showing how HIV is transmitted. 
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Africa Today

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the AIDS crisis in Africa. In this global studies instructional activity, students watch "Medical Crisis in Africa," and read articles about AIDS in Africa. Students then research the topic and create awareness posters.

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