Sequencing the Stages: Understanding H.I.V. Infection at the Molecular Level

This Sequencing the Stages: Understanding H.I.V. Infection at the Molecular Level lesson plan also includes:

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 poster board.

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CCSS: Designed
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should already be familiar with the differences between viruses and cells, or teacher will need to present this information alongside the basics of HIV
Pros

  • Very engaging and relevant topic
  • Excellent sequence of instructional activities
  • Great opportunity for cross-curricular work and collaboration
  • Includes list of suggestions and links for further research on HIV
Cons

  • Some links are broken; however, you will be able to access similar information through an online search