| Aids resource manual - A guide for teaching about AIDS in Thailand |
|Section III - Games and activities|
• 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. There is an AIDS concentration game (in Thai) in the Peace Corps Library as well as stencils to make your own set of cards.
• 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 the word that corresponds to the picture. The cards can be made in advance or made by the participants.
• Place the cards face-down against a 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 2 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 or not?"
• Instead of the cards being pictures and vocabulary words, the cards could be questions and answers or sentences cut into two halves.