|School Health Education to Prevent AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) : Teachers' Guide (UNESCO - WHO, 1994, 117 p.)|
|Unit 4. Care and support|
It is important for young people to feel what it is like to be discriminated against. This can be at least partially accomplished by reflecting on comments made by a person living with AIDS. This is a true story -only the names have been changed.
What the teacher does
1. Decide how to teach this activity:
a) Provide each student with an activity sheet and have the students work individually or in pairs to complete the activity.
b) Read the comments and actions from community A and community B once. Read them a second time and have the students individually decide on the three most hurtful and three most helpful and to explain why they chose those three. Ask the students to write a couple of sentences about how they feel about community A and about community B. (Only one activity sheet needed.)
2. Ask students to identify the three most hurtful and the three most helpful comments and to explain their choices. Then ask them about their feelings about community A and community B.
3. Finally, discuss the question at the end of the activity. Answers are suggested below.
Why do you think there was such a difference between the two communities?
· Ignorance about transmission in community A
· Fear on the part of a large group of people
· Education programme in community B
· Peers supporting Ryando
What should be done by parent(s)
(if a Parents Guide is used)
This would be an excellent activity for students to take home to their parents. Students could compare their 3 answers for each community with those that their parents selected. (Students could read the comments if parents are unable to read.)