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ERIC Number: ED388635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 13
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How Can You Teach Middle Grade Students about the Effects of AIDS and the HIV Virus in a Conservative Community?
Ferrand, Shirley; Wattenbarger, Barbara
This paper describes an interdisciplinary approach to conveying knowledge and promoting understanding of the disease of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) at the middle school level in a conservative community. Discussion of AIDS was included in a sixth grade unit on communicable diseases designed to teach how diseases are transmitted, how diseases can be treated, and how diseases can be prevented. A team of four teachers participated in the project which integrated science, mathematics, social studies, and language arts. Specific activities in each area are described. Findings of the project indicated that stress was taken off the teachers, students were eager learners, and there were no parental complaints or concerns raised during the 5-week unit. (Contains 21 references.) (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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