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Activity 11: Celebrities Living with and Dying from AIDS

We’ve discussed Ryan White, Rock Hudson, and Magic Johnson in this unit, but there are more details to their individual stories, as well as other famous HIV positive celebrities. Have students research one, and prepare a short presentation on this person’s life history and how they dealt with the disease. Multimedia is encouraged (e.g. playing “Candle in the Wind” as part of a presentation on Ryan White.)

Suggestions: Tory Dent, the poet whose work opens this unit, or Pedro Zamora, cast member on the second season of MTV’s The Real World.