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New Resources--Classroom Materials, Kisses 4 CANFAR, Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research

The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) has released classroom-ready lesson plans about HIV and AIDS, in both English and French, as part of the nationwide awareness initiative Kisses 4 CANFAR. Kisses 4 CANFAR generates ongoing dialogue about HIV and AIDS, prevention, and stigma reduction. Education promoting awareness and prevention is one of the best ways to fight the AIDS pandemic.

Lesson plans are available for Health, Physical Education, Biology, Political Science, Civics, Law, Social Studies, Ethics, Religious Education, English, Media, and Languages. The goal of these lessons is for students to demonstrate an understanding of HIV and AIDS as it relates to healthy sexuality (including its physical, emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual aspects), human rights and issues in society at large.The lessons plans and other educational resources are available online at http://www.kisses4canfar.com/.

 Schools can register with Kisses 4 CANFAR to receive additional materials to support their classroom efforts. Materials include school appropriate educational posters, red ribbons, buttons, tattoos, and condoms (optional).