ERIC Number: ED361319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Self-Responsibility III: Prevention of HIV/AIDS and Other Communicable Diseases. Curriculum Guide. Grades 4-6.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This curriculum guide encourages students to learn behaviors that will reduce the potential for HIV infection when confronted with choices at a later age. The curriculum is designed for integration within a comprehensive program of school health education (lessons on communicable disease, including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), can be incorporated at the elementary school level with units on germs, diseases, body systems, healthy life style, good citizenship, and personal responsibility) and offers opportunities for students to practice sequential, age-appropriate decision-making skills. In addition to classroom lessons and the concomitant teacher resources and worksheets, the guide offers information for all school personnmel as well as for classroom teachers; provides a historical perspective and other facts on HIV/AIDS; presents the rationale for HIV prevention education; discusses classroom strategies; and provides guidelines for ensuring appropriateness and efficacy for diverse student populations. Appendices include a glossary of terms, targeted at teachers, reprints of reports and other information on HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases, Texas Department of Health information, legal guidelines dealing with HIV in the schools, an extensive bibliography of resources for teachers, and an audiovisuals list. (LL)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Communicable Diseases, Decision Making Skills, Disease Control, Diversity (Student), Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Guidelines, Health Promotion, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, State Curriculum Guides, Student Behavior
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701 ($5).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA. Adolescent and School Health Div.
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.