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HIV and AIDS Quiz Show

IN T his a c ti v it y the young people

are challenged to explore the impact of HIV and AIDS. time required: 30 minutes

Mat er ial s N eed ed

INT E ND E D F O R G R A D E S 6 - 8

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» a large chalkboard » chalk » eraser » a copy of the Resource entitled “Trivia Questions and Answers,” found on page 3

Activity Steps W r it e e a c h of the possible trivia responses (found below) randomly on the chalkboard.

» 33 million » women and children » sub-Saharan Africa » virus » HIV-infected bodily fluid » individual » volume » values

» 2.5 million » 3 million » immune » stigma » 15 million » ill » silence » men and children

» 60 million » 6,000 » 1,000 » North America » Europe » Asia » vaccine

Di v ide t he pa rtic ipa nt s into two groups. Appoint or have someone volunteer to act as

quiz show host.

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P r o v ide t h e h o s t with a copy of the resource found on page 3. Explain that when the host

asks a question, the first team to make a buzzer noise must approach the chalkboard and circle or check the word they think is the correct answer to the question. If they are correct, their team gains a point. If they are incorrect, erase the circle or the check and deduct a point from their team. C o ntin ue t h i s pr o c ess until all the questions have been asked and answered. Then an-

nounce and congratulate the winning team. Initi at e a dis c u ssio n on the statistics by asking the following questions:

» What do you think and feel when you hear statistics like these? » Were you surprised by any of these facts about HIV and AIDS? » How many of you were aware of these realities before today?

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» Consider the number of people infected with HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. What does that tell you about how serious this issue is? Is it serious enough to compel you to take action? Why or why not? C o n c l ud e t h e ac ti v it y by discussing ways in which the participants can better educate themselves about the AIDS pandemic and how they can get involved in the movement to eradicate the disease.

Copyright © 2008 by World Vision Resources, Mail Stop 321, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063-9716 wvresources@worldvision.org. All rights reserved.

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Resource | Trivia Questions and Answers Note to Host: Answers are indicated in parentheses.

» As of 2008, how many people worldwide are living with HIV and AIDS? (33 million) » How many children are infected with HIV and AIDS in the world today? (3 million) » How many people die of AIDS each year? (2.5 million) » Where do the majority of people with HIV live? (sub-Saharan Africa) » Which group of people is most impacted by HIV and AIDS? (women and children) » What does the “I” stand for in AIDS? (immune) » What does the “V” stand for in HIV? (virus) » What word bests describes the phrase “a stain, criticism, or blame on one’s reputation”? (stigma) » How is HIV transmitted? (HIV-infected bodily fluid) » How many children are orphaned each day due to AIDS? (6,000) » How many AIDS orphans are there worldwide? (15 million) » To date, how many people have contracted the disease? (60 million) (The statistics on this resource are from the Joint United Nations Program on AIDS.) Resource: Permission to reproduce is granted. © 2008 by World Vision Resources.

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About World Vision W o rld Vis i o n i s a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization dedicated to helping children and their families break free from poverty. Our work is motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ. We see a world where each child experiences “fullness of life” as described in John 10:10. And we know this can be achieved only by addressing the problems of poverty and injustice in a holistic way. That’s how World Vision is unique: We bring nearly sixty years of experience in three key areas needed to help children and families thrive: emergency relief, long-term development, and advocacy. And we bring all of our skills across many areas of expertise to each community we work in, enabling us to care for children’s physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. W o rld Vis i o n R es o u r c e s educates Christians about global poverty, inspires them to social justice, and equips them with innovative resources to make a difference in the world. By developing biblically-based materials for educators and ministry leaders on the causes and consequences of global poverty, World Vision Resources supports the organizational mandate to move the church in the United States to more fully embrace its biblical responsibility to serve the poor.

For more information about our resources, contact: World Vision Resources www.worldvision.org wvresources@worldvision.org

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