WebQuests (ICT Integration)
A Big Stumbling Block
HIV / AIDS has huge implications for Southern Africa and it is currently one of the biggest stumbling blocks that stands in the way of our brighter future.
What is the truth about the potential impact of HIV and AIDS in South Africa? How can you make a personal difference in this pandemic?
As part of the ongoing campaign for HIV/AIDS awareness and the call for strategies to counter its impact the Institute for Futures Research has put together a task force to investigate the impact of HIV and AIDS on the future of South Africa. You are part of this team and it is your responsibility to help present the campaign in way that is accessible to the general public. Your team is to present five brochures under the general title: HIV/AIDS: Will we stumble or tumble?
ProcessThe brochures will each deal with one theme of the future impact of HIV/AIDS. The themes are:
- health care
- labour force
- Investigate a variety of recent reports and articles on HIV and AIDS.
- Develop an understanding of what these reports suggest for South Africa’s future.
- Develop and write a brochure, focusing on your specific theme, in which you:
- inform the public of the future impact of HIV and AIDS on South Africa;
- come to a conclusion about the seriousness of the threat;
- suggest one main idea for how every South African could make a personal difference in the focus area of your brochure.
Finally, what can each individual do to overcome the disadvantages and make a difference in a social way?
On the other hand, is our education system doing enough to educate learners about HIV/AIDS?
Finally, what can each individual do to overcome disadvantages and make a difference in supporting education about HIV/AIDS.
Finally, what can each individual do to overcome the disadvantages and make a difference in a health-related way.
Finally, what can each individual do to overcome the disadvantages of HIV/AIDS and make a difference in the work force?
Finally, what can each individual do to overcome the disadvantages of HIV/AIDS and make a difference in the economy?
The AIDS in Africa Scenarios project aims to develop Africa-wide scenarios focusing on the impact of and response to the AIDS epidemic.
The HIV InSite Web Site which provides data and statistics for HIV and AIDS in Africa as well as links to a wide variety of articles and reports on HIV and AIDS and its current impact as well as its potential impact on the future.
This page details the chronology of HIV and AIDS in South Africa.
An article entitled, “HIV/AIDS and Africa’s Future”.
An article entitled, “AIDS leaves Africa's economic future in doubt”.
A site that supports kids living with HIV and AIDS.
ConclusionBy completing this activity you and your team should have gained a good insight into the HIV/AIDS pandemic and what it holds for the future? Do you think that it is something that we can plan for and overcome? Is our future still bright?
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