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Investigate the issue of HIV/AIDS, including common misconceptions about the disease, its impact in the United States and the world, and what Peace Corps Volunteers are doing to support communities dealing with HIV/AIDS issues.
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  • Health & Wellness

Students will investigate the issue of food security, exploring the components of food availability, food access, and food utilization on local, national, and global levels .
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  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
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  • Environment
  • Global Issues
  • Social Studies

Being food secure means having enough nutritious food for a healthy and active life.
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Students learn about how food security affects the US and the world.
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  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
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  • Environment
  • Global Issues
  • Social Studies

Kids collect insects, keep them for a day or two, observe them, and release them.
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  • Grades K - 2
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  • Environment

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Learn about and try to recognize an individual tree through smelling, touching, and listening.
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  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
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  • Environment

Students will investigate what HIV/AIDS is, how it is caused, how it is transmitted, and what its effects are. ("HIV" stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. "AIDS" stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.)
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  • Grades 6 - 8
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  • Global Issues
  • Health & Wellness

Students will examine what it means to be "American" in the eyes of people from other cultures.
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  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
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  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

HIV/AIDS pandemic in South Africa
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  • Grades 9 - 12
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  • English Language Arts
  • Health & Wellness

Use a timed sorting activity and review to explore different connections to water.
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  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
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  • Environment