ELA 6: Living with HIV

Aim/Rationale
Cycle 1: Students will begin to understand the media’s influence on the public’s perception of what it is like to live with HIV/AIDS. They will exercise critical media literacy skills and develop a more complete and accurate idea of the reality of living with HIV/AIDS.

Cycle 2: Students will critically examine the media’s role in their understanding of living with HIV/AIDS. They will begin to more fully understand the realities of contemporary life living with HIV and become more aware of the social issues surrounding it.

*This lesson plan is best done after the students have completed an overview of HIV and how it reacts with the body.  (ST 3: HIV 101)

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