To understand the extent to which AIDS has affected people and countries around the world.
1 class period
Students are given a copy of pages 38A and 38B only. These sheets contain the following five reading sections pertaining to the AIDS epidemic.
• AIDS Around the World
• Prevention Through Education
• Public Awareness
• Providing Medical Care
Class members begin by reading the first section, AIDS Around the World, and underlining or highlighting key words, names, and terms. They then put pages 38A and 38B face down under their desks. Next, each student is given a copy of pages 38C and 38D with the same five reading sections but with missing words, names, and terms. Without looking back at the first two pages, class members must complete a series of sentences in the AIDS Around the World section. A list of answer choices is provided.
After about 5 minutes, students will switch their papers –– pages 38C and 38D are turned face down underneath the desk, and pages 38A and 38B are again turned face up on top of the desk.
The activity continues in the same way with the other four reading sections.
While this can be used as an activity for individuals, you can also turn this into a fun game by dividing the class into two teams that will take turns trying to identify the correct answers as you read through the paragraphs on 38C and 38D with them. In that case, have the kids first read through all eleven paragraphs on pages 38A and 38B by themselves. Then collect those pages and pass out 38C and 38D, divide the class into two teams, and start the game.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included.