ERIC Number: ED324594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching AIDS. A Resource Guide on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Third Edition.
Quackenbush, Marcia; Sargent, Pamela
The first edition of this resource guide for educators on how to teach students about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was published in 1986. Since then, basic facts about the transmission and prevention of the AIDS virus have not changed substantially. The terminologies about the disease, however, have changed and the changing terminologies (AIDS, ARC, HIV infection) are explained in the preface of this third edition. The first section of the book explains why teenagers and young adults need to be taught about AIDS and gives suggestions for using the curriculum. Methods and concepts for teaching high school students about AIDS and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are discussed and basic information on AIDS/HIV is provided. Safe and unsafe sexual activities are differentiated and a sample lecture is included. The second section provides seven teaching plans which present different approaches to teaching AIDS in the classroom. Most plans are designed to be taught in a single-session class or expanded to fill two or three sessions. The first of the plans is a basic AIDS unit and the other six are designed to be appropriate for use in different disciplines. Also included is a supplement on how the AIDS virus infects the immune system. The next section contains teaching materials, including six worksheets and an objective test. The final section contains background materials, including supplementary teaching tips, AIDS information sources, and a glossary of terms. (NB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, High School Students, High Schools, Instructional Materials
Network Publications, 1700 Mission St., Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: For the first edition, see ED 277 936.