ERIC Number: ED315781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Language Arts Link: A Sourcebook for HIV/AIDS Education in the English Classroom, Grades 11-12.
Since exploration of thoughts, feelings, attitudes, opinions, and beliefs about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is crucial to teenagers' ability to develop healthy attitudes and behaviors, and since the language arts classroom is a natural arena for such exploration, this sourcebook presents ideas on how to bring this kind of discussion about AIDS into the 11th- and 12th-grade language arts classroom while continuing to focus on reading, writing, and speaking skills. The sourcebook contains eight major activities (each including an overview, objectives, follow-up assignments, and comments) which can be adapted to an individual teacher's needs or interests and the particular classroom situation. Following an introduction, the eight activities in the sourcebook are as follows: (1) "The News Journal: Making Current Events Real," and an example of scheduling; (2) "The Ad Campaign"; (3) "You and Your Community: An Interview"; (4) "The Message in the Media"; (5) "Writing a Poem or Song"; (6) "Writing a Short Story or One Act Play"; (7) "AIDS and Literature"; and (8) "HIV/AIDS and the Writing RCT" (the Regents' Competency Test's written form deals with the writing of a business letter, a report, and a composition). Appendixes contain a student handout on what high school juniors and seniors need to know about HIV/AIDS; an AIDS myth-fact sheet; current information on HIV infection, for teachers; a compendium of teacher vocabulary; a list of New York State regional AIDS education training centers; and a bibliography of books and information sources. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Health and Drug Education and Services.
Authoring Institution: Putnam and Northern Westchester Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Yorktown Heights, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York