We Believe in Magic: Using ESPN’s The Announcement to Create HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaigns

The goal of this lesson is to use ESPN’s recent documentary, The Announcement, to educate students about HIV and AIDS. Additionally, students will be asked to educate others about HIV and AIDS by planning and executing awareness campaigns.


Some media may contain mature content. Discretion is advised when viewing with students.

Lesson Plan

The first step in this lesson is for students watch The Announcement and engage in a discussion about the film. Some guiding questions for that conversation are provided in the Assessment section.

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Lesson tags: Eighth, Film, History, Ninth, Pop Culture, Social Networking, Social Studies, Tenth

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