This lesson enables students to understand the scope of the AIDS pandemic in South Africa through a provocative PowerPoint presentation. Students may develop their own PowerPoint presentations, identifying major societal, cultural, political, and economic factors contributing to the spread of AIDS.


  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Current Events
  • Social Studies > Global Awareness
  • Social Studies > World History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


Africa Aids



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-02-12.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

This is an excellent resource from the World Affairs Council that teaches students about AIDS/HIV in South Africa. The PowerPoint presentation is full of powerful images, relevant quotes, and accurate content that together provide a comprehensive and understandable overview of the factors that contribute to the high rates of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The slide show could be used as part of a unit on South Africa or in a Current Issues course.

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