Coronavirus Lesson Plans and Resources
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Coronavirus Lesson Plans and Resources: Understanding Outbreaks
Coronavirus isn’t a new development, but an ongoing problem that represents the danger of infectious diseases making the jump from animals and causing severe outbreaks in humans. Although there has been renewed interest in the study of these pathogens, scientists and health professionals still struggle to predict and contain new outbreaks and forms of zoonotic viruses. Find sample lesson plans below detailing how our bodies respond to sickness and information on other infectious diseases:
Coronavirus Lesson Plans: Analyzing Current Events
The current outbreak originating from Wuhan, China (also referred to as COVID-19) is a prime example of the ongoing struggle by the international community to contain and prevent the spread of coronavirus and similar zoonotic diseases. Use the resources below in this curated collection to explain to students, parents, and employees the potential severity of this and other outbreaks, and how to employ best practices and easy strategies for your community to prevent disease and stay healthy. Here are coronavirus resources in multiple languages via Colorin Colorado. Read more from the Centers for Disease Control here. Read about the rising tide of harmful xenophobia spreading around the coronavirus and find free resources below to address it.
Read this response detailing six steps for schools to take in response to Coronavirus.
Finally, join our new community for educators, school staff, parents and community members to find and share ideas, tips, resources and free lessons. Our Remote Learning Community: Preaparing for the Coronavirus has content on the coronavirus, learning-at-home lesson plans for teachers and parents, and resources on social-emotional learning, mental health and trauma-informed practices. In this online community, you can:
- Join a discussion based on the grade or subject you teach to share ideas and ask the community for advice.
- Upload a lesson plan or resource to the Remote Learning Community that would be helpful for other educators or parents across the country.
- Stay up to date on all new coronavirus resources for school preparation and closure.