HIV/AIDS: Understanding Risk Behaviors
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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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...
7th - 10th Health
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...
8th - 12th Health
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Day 3: HIV/AIDS - Its Impact on People
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...
7th - 10th Health
Why it's so Hard to Cure HIV/AIDS
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...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Sequencing the Stages: Understanding H.I.V. Infection at the Molecular Level
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...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Solutions or Impossibilities? HIV Prevention for African Children
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History