ERIC Number: ED367627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Into Adolescence: Learning about HIV. Curriculum for Grades 5-8. Contemporary Health Series. [Teachers' Guide] Revised Edition. Student Workbook.
Post, Jory; McPherson, Carole
Through a variety of learning strategies, this curriculum guide provides an age-appropriate Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) education for students grades 5-8. An introduction incorporates curriculum objectives, classroom environment, teacher responsibilities, time, instructional strategies, parental involvement and support, and evaluative methods. The main body of the guide is comprised of 12 lessons that include reproducible student pages. The lessons cover: (1) assessment of students' current knowledge about Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); (2) information sources such as newspaper articles; (3) sources of information, including human resources; (4) encouragement of students to use written resources to verify information; (5) some epidemics of the past; (6) study of disease as a context for the study of HIV transmission; (7) causes and transmission of contagious diseases; (8) comparison with other sexually transmitted diseases; (9) the importance of a healthy immune system; (10) answers to students' questions about how HIV is and is not transmitted; (11) a variety of HIV and AIDS symptoms; and (12) compassion for persons living with HIV. Appendices provide a glossary, an evaluation record sheet, pre- and posttests and answer keys, and sample parent letters. A student workbook to accompany the guide is included. (LL)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Curriculum Guides, Epidemiology, Evaluative Thinking, Health Education, Health Promotion, Information Sources, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Strategies, Lesson Plans, Research Skills, Workbooks
Network Publications, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 (Teachers' Guide, Title No. 370, $23.50--includes one copy of the Student Workbook; Student Workbook, Title No. 510, $2.95 each, bulk discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.
Authoring Institution: ETR Associates, Santa Cruz, CA.