ERIC Number: ED301828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Into Adolescence: Learning about AIDS. A Curriculum for Grades 5-8. Contemporary Health Series.
Post, Jory; McPherson, Carole
This book contains a 14-lesson module for grades 5-8, focusing on giving students a solid understanding of disease transmission and prevention. It opens with a curriculum overview which stresses the sophistication level of today's adolescents and their inquisitiveness. The overview describes the importance of teaching students how to prevent contracting Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) by abstinence from sex and intravenous drug use, and condom use for those students who are already experimenting with sex or will be in the near future. It emphasizes that AIDS education should remain a part of a comprehensive health education program. It provides teachers with concrete behavioral objectives and specific strategies for an effective, age-appropriate AIDS education unit. This book examines the nature and causes of sexually transmitted diseases; helps students develop their research skills concerning AIDS; explains the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); discusses how AIDS is transmitted and how it can be prevented; and provides pre-tests, post-tests, and evaluation methods. The appendices include a glossary, an evaluation record sheet, and the pre-test/post-test and answer key. (ABL)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Behavioral Objectives, Elementary School Curriculum, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Health Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Preadolescents, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Teaching Methods
Network Publications, 1700 Mission St., Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A