U.S. AIDS Epidemic

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 spread of the AIDS across the country and see why it was so worrisome.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a graph to display the information presented on the map
  • Continue the map from 1997 through 2007 and discuss the changes
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of the difference between HIV and AIDS
Pros

  • Provides links to related videos
  • Short duration helps maintain viewer attention
Cons

  • None