Chapter 5: Learning About HIV/AIDS/STI's and Hepatitis Transmission

This Chapter 5: Learning About HIV/AIDS/STI's and Hepatitis Transmission lesson plan also includes:

Middle schoolers delve deep into facts about HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis, and other STI's by way of discussion and a hands-on activity. Scholars ask and discuss questions anonymously using a Question Box. Two experiments showcase the correlation between skin, blood, and disease. A game similar to Musical Chairs reinforces facts learned during the online portion of the lesson. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Coordinate the lesson with a partner grade level, when dividing the group, send one group to a classroom and keep the other in your classroom 
  • If a nurse or health educator can not be part of the lesson, preview the material with him or her to gain additional knowledge
  • Use an Exit Ticket—direct pupils to reflect on their Circle of Life before they are dismissed to the next period 
Classroom Considerations
  • Pay close attention to the Note at the top of page one and make necessary plans 
  • Lesson five in a series of seven relating concepts to the Circle of Life
  • Be sure to get consent from parents and guardians
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • The lesson is written in detail
  • Boosts listening and speaking skills
  • Encourages self-awareness and responsible decision-making
  • None
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