ERIC Number: ED352543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Playing It Safe: Dramas, Stories, and Lessons about AIDS.
Designed to educate adult students about AIDS, this curriculum manual is intended for use by students reading at the sixth- through eighth-grade reading level. A section of teachers' notes explains what topics are covered in each chapter and how each lesson is designed. Creative suggestions for reading and acting out plays in the classroom are given, and group activities to help students create their own skits, scenes, and plays are provided. This section also lists organizations that provide speakers, pamphlets, books, and videos about AIDS. An introductory survey is designed to help students assess what they already know about AIDS and what they need to know. The six chapters are as follows: Protecting Yourself from the HIV Virus; Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about AIDS; The AIDS Crisis in the U.S.; Testing for the HIV Virus; Living with AIDS; and Taking Action: Educating Our Children about AIDS. Each chapter contains three to six readings. Each reading is prefaced by a prereading activity to heighten students' interest and encourage discussion. The types of reading selections include plays written by adult literacy and General Educational Development program (GED) students, science lessons, and stories. Some are accompanied by graphs, maps, and charts. Discussion questions, writing activities, and research activities that follow the reading selection are specifically designed for adult students preparing for the GED exam. Endnotes and 11-item bibliography are appended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Lutheran Social Mission Society, Philadelphia, PA. Lutheran Settlement House.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests