Standards/Curriculum

HIV/AIDS Curriculum

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Sample Parent Letters
Letter A: Notifying parents about HIV/AIDS lessons; for grades K-12
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Letter B: Notifying parents about HIV/AIDS and sexual health education; for middle and high schools grades only
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List of Opt Out Prevention Lessons
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HIV/AIDS CURRICULUM, 2012 EDITION
Full Curriculum

CHAPTER LISTING
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Front Matter
Table of Contents
Introduction
New York State Standards
Regents Policy Statement
New York State Commissioners Regulations
Skills Driven Curricula
Examples of Skill Building for Adolescents
Guidelines for Teachers and Administrators
Opt Out Prevention Lessons
How to Use This Curriculum Guide
Explanation of Condom Availability Program
Responding to Students' Questions
Facts about HIV Infection, Prevention, and Treatment
Various Effects of Sexual Activity in Youth
HIV/AIDS in New York City, US, and Worldwide

Lessons
Kindergarten
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12

Optional Vocabulary
Illuminating HIV/AIDS with Words
Creating an HIV Protection Backpack
HIV/AIDS Word Search
HIV/AIDS Word Search Teacher Answer Sheet
Create an HIV/AIDS Haiku
Finding People to Help Write Activity
Connecting Concepts to Vocabulary
Expanding Vocabulary Through Brainstorming
Optional Activities

Appendices
Appendix A - Student Guide to HIV Antibody Testing
Appendix B - Classroom Teaching Tips
Appendix C - Condom Challenge Activities - Male and Female
                        Condom Demonstration Guidance for Health Resource Room
Appendix D - Teacher's Glossary
Appendix E - Resources for More Information and our Counseling
Appendix F - Information on Sexually Transmitted STIs and STDs
Appendix G - Information on Hepatitis A, B, and C
Appendix H - HIV/AIDS Medication Chart
Appendix I -  Sample Parent Notification Letters
Appendix J -  HIV/AIDS Curriculum Feedback

 

 

  • Message from the  Deputy Chancellor for Operations
  • Introduction
  • New York State Standards for Health, Physical Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Regents Policy Statement on HIV/AIDS Instruction
  • New York State Commissioner’s Regulations, Subchapter G, Part 135, Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
  • Skills-Drive Curricula
  • Examples of Skill Building for Adolescents
  • Guidelines for teachers and administrators
  • Opt Out Prevention Lessons
  • How to use this curriculum guide
  • Explanation of the New York City Public Schools' Condom Availability Program
  • Responding to Students' Questions
  • Facts about HIV infection, prevention, and treatment
  • Various Effects of Sexual Activity in Youth
  • AIDS in New York City, the United States, and Worldwide

                                        

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  • What does it mean to be healthy?
  • What does it mean to be sick?
  • How do we stay healthy?
  • How do people get sick? What is HIV? What is AIDS?
  • Who helps us when we are sick?

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  • How can we stay healthy?
  • How are diseases passed from one person to another?
  • What are viruses? How do they enter the body to cause disease?
  • How do our bodies fight viruses? Why can’t our bodies fight HIV?
  • When we are sick, what can we do to get better?

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  • What are some healthy choices children make?
  • What happens when we get sick?
  • What causes and prevents the spread of illness?
  • What is the immune system's role in fighting illnesses? How does HIV affect the immune system? 
  • How do people feel when they are sick? How do other people feel about them?

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  • How do we catch germs that make us sick?
  • How does the body fight disease?
  • How does HIV affect the immune system?
  • What are healthy choices that people can make?
  • How can we get help when we have a problem?

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  • What causes disease? How does the immune system protect the body from disease?
  • How does the body fight disease? How does HIV affect the immune system?
  • What are common myths and facts about HIV transmission?
  • How can we help each other make healthy choices?
  • How can we find information and help in the community?

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  • How does the body protect itself from disease?
  • How is HIV transmitted?
  • How can we reduce our risk behaviors?
  • How has HIV/AIDS affected society?
  • What resources provide HIV/AIDS information and help?

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  • How does the immune system react when a virus enters the body?
  • How is HIV transmitted?
  • How do our peers affect the way we choose to live?
  • How has HIV/AIDS changed our society?
  • How can we show prevent HIV infection?

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  • How does HIV impair the immune system?
  • How is HIV transmitted?
  • How do we avoid risk for acquring HIV?
  • How can we protect ourselves from sexual transmission of HIV and other STIs?
  • How can people express love and affection and be sexually abstinent?
  • What makes parents/guardians/caregivers important sexuality educators in a young person’s life?

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  • How does HIV affect the immune system?
  • How is HIV transmitted?
  • How can abstaining from alcohol and other drugs prevent HIV transmission?
  • How can people distinguish among the desires for emotional intimacy, physical intimacy, and sexual intercourse?
  • How can one prevent sexual transmission of HIV?
  • What role can each person take in preventing the spread of HIV infection?

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  • How does HIV affect the immune system?
  • How is HIV transmitted?
  • How can young people set limits and make health decisions about sexual activity and abstinence?
  • How is abstinence from sexual intercourse both a health decision and a reflection of a person's values?
  • How can abstaining from drugs, including alcohol and steroids, reduce the risk of HIV infection?
  • How can sexual transmission of HIV be prevented?

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  • How is the immune system affected when HIV enters the body?
  • What are the facts about HIV transmission?
  • How can we improve our communication skills when talking about risk behaviors that can transmit HIV/STIs?
  • What are the advantages of sexual abstinence?
  • How can we reduce our risk of acquiring HIV or other STIs?
  • What community resources are available for HIV-positive individuals, their families, and their support networks?

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  • What happens when HIV infects the body?
  • How is HIV transmitted?
  • How can we avoid behavior that can lead to HIV infection?
  • How can we reduce our risk of getting or transmitting HIV infection or other STIs?
  • What is the role of abstinence in preventing infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?
  • How can school and community resources help educate adolescents and their families about HIV infection?

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  • What happens when HIV infects the body?
  • How is HIV transmitted?
  • How can we learn to make effective decisions?
  • What factors must adolescents consider before taking an HIV antibody test?
  • How can we reduce our risk of HIV infection?
  • What are the social and economic issues related to the HIV?

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  • Illuminating HIV/AIDS with words: An HIV/AIDS acrostic
  • Creating an HIV/AIDS protection backpack
  • HIV/AIDS word search
  • HIV/AIDS word search – teacher’s answer sheet
  • Create an HIV/AIDS haiku
  • Finding people to help: write HIV/AIDS help-wanted ads
  • Connecting concepts to vocabulary: semantic associations
  • Expanding vocabulary through brainstorming: semantic mapping with HIV/AIDS focus words
  • Optional activities

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  • Appendix A: Student Guide to HIV Antibody Testing 
  • Appendix B: Classroom Teaching Tips
  • Appendix C: Condom Demonstration Guidance for Health Resource Room; "The Condom Challenge" Activities: Male and Female (for classroom)
  • Appendix D: Teachers Glossary 
  • Appendix E: Resources for More Information and or Counseling
  • Appendix F: Information on Sexually Transmitted Infection (STIs)
  • Appendix G: Information on Hepatitis A, B, and C
  • Appendix H: HIV/AIDS Medication Chart
  • Appendix I: Sample Parent Notification Letters
  • Appendix J: HIV/AIDS Curriculum Feedback

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Vulnerable and Capable:  Adapting HIV/AIDS Lessons for Students with Disabilities
An an instructional video guide on HIV/AIDS education adaptation and best practices for teachers of physically, mentally, and emotionally challenged students.