|Alternative Techniques - For Teaching about HIV/AIDS in the Classroom (Peace Corps, 1996, 205 p.)|
· For target group to identify / recall / review vocabulary or other information and to check for understanding.
· Students of all levels
· 6-50 people
· 15 minutes
· 18-20 cards (scrap paper), crayons, markers, blackboard ledge, tape or pocket chart.
· On half of the cards/paper, draw a picture related to AIDS, e.g., needles, condoms, two people holding hands, etc., and on the other half of the cards write a word or phrase that corresponds to the picture. The cards can be made in advance or made by the participants. (See Appendix III for sample cards).
· Place cards face-down against the blackboard, propped on the ledge or in a pocket chart.
· Number and letter the cards so that they can be easily identified.
· Divide the group into two teams.
· Each team takes turns asking to see a pair of cards.
· The facilitator turns the cards over each turn. If they match, the team asking gets the cards and a point; if they don't match, the cards are turned face down again and it is the other team's turn.
· Continue playing until all the cards are matched. The team with the most points wins.
· In order for the team that matches the cards to gain a point, the team must answer a question related to the cards that they matched, i.e., if the cards matched are a picture of a condom and the word "condom", the facilitator can ask, "Does a condom help to prevent AIDS?"
· Instead of the cards being pictures and vocabulary words, the cards could be questions and answers or sentences cut into two halves.