Curriculum

Teaching Resources on AIDS

By Liana Loewus — December 01, 2011 1 min read

Today, December 1, is World AIDS day. If you’re looking for some last-minute ideas to help commemorate the day in the classroom, the aids.gov website offers fact sheets and posters for download and ideas for using social media to raise awareness.

This morning, President Obama and several celebrities spoke at a World AIDS Day event held by ONE, the nonpartisan advocacy and campaigning organization co-founded by U2’s Bono.

Education International has a “One Hour on AIDS” lesson plan available on its website in 22 languages.

Teachers might also be interested in this podcast on the Harvard Graduate School of Education website, during which HIV education specialists from UNESCO describe the responsibility of teachers and schools around the world to educate youths about the epidemic and the ways educators can facilitate a drop in new infection rates among young people.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.