ERIC Number: ED277936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Teaching AIDS: A Resource Guide on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
Quackenbush, Marcia; Sargent, Pamela
This document is a resource guide designed for teachers, youth leaders, and health educators as a practical and relevant approach to integrating information on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) into their existing courses. The curriculum is written in language appropriate for teenagers, junior college students, and the young adult community. It is divided into four sections. Section 1, The Curriculum, discusses reasons for teaching about AIDS, how to use the curriculum, guidelines for teaching high school students about AIDS, basic information on AIDS, and safe and unsafe sexual activities. A sample lecture is provided. Section 2, Teaching Plans, contains an introduction and seven plans which present different approaches to teaching about AIDS in the classroom: (1) The Basic AIDS Unit: A One-Class Module; (2) Public Response to AIDS; (3) Civil Rights Issues and AIDS; (4) Epidemics and AIDS; (5) Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS; (6) The AIDS Virus; and (7) Pursuing a Medical Mystery--The Story of AIDS. Section 3 provides teaching materials, including six worksheets and a test. Section 4 contains background materials on AIDS. In addition to worksheets and teaching plans covering the medical, social, and legal aspects of AIDS, the guide provides suggestions for talking about sexuality in the classroom, troubleshooting tips for teachers, staying updated on AIDS information, and AIDS resource listings. (NB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Adult Education, Community Education, Health Education, High Schools, Public Health, Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Teaching Guides, Two Year Colleges
Network Publications, 1700 Mission St., Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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