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Facing History and Ourselves

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Masks, a pandemic, remote learning, and isolation; scholars reflect on the past school year and consider what positive things they would like to see continued in the current school year and what negative things they would like to...
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Cengage Learning

COVID-19: What Can I Do?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Eleven slides make up a presentation that details the importance of practicing social distancing and what can be done at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scholars take part in the classroom discussion highlighting topics such as...
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Cengage Learning

COVID-19: What's It All About?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Scholars discover the novel virus COVID-19. Pupils fill out the K and W of a KWL chart in preparation for a viewing of an informative presentation. After ten slides, class members discuss their new-found knowledge, fill out the L of the...
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Cengage Learning

COVID-19: How Do I Protect Myself?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Since COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, is so easily transmitted, we must take preventative measures to keep others and ourselves from getting sick. Scholars learn about these measures in a lesson that introduces information by way of an...
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National Science Teaching Association

Why Do We All Have to Stay Home?

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners, especially young ones, might be confused about why or frustrated that we have to stay at home. Help answer questions and calm emotions with a nine-page resource that details topics regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Cengage Learning

COVID-19: What You Can Do

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Flatten the curve! Practice social distancing, wear a mask, wash hands frequently are all things everyone can do to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. A five-slide presentation makes suggestions for how to respond to the pandemic and how...
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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Lesson 2: Using the Pandemic Vulnerability Index Model to Examine the Risk Factors Associated with COVID-19

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A lesson asks young mathematicians to investigate the social determinants and the environmental factors that influence risk factors associated with the spread of COVID-19. Class members then brainstorm what they can do to alleviate the...
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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Lesson 1: Using the Pandemic Vulnerability Index Model to Examine the Risk Factors Associated with COVID-19

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How vulnerable are you to COVID-19? High school mathematicians use the Pandemic Vulnerability Index to create models that help them collect and analyze data about the risk factors associated with COVID-19. After investigating four groups...
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Mathalicious

Pandemic

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scientists use exponential growth and logarithms to model how a virus spreads through a population. Pupils watch a news clip about the 2012 outbreak of Ebola. Scholars then manipulate inactive graphs to see how various factors...
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Cengage Learning

Pandemics: Past and Present

For Teachers 6th - 12th
From outbreak to epidemic to pandemic. Calls for flattening the curve, social distancing, and face masks. A 12-slide presentation details pandemics and strategies for containment and mitigation of infectious diseases.
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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Case Study: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic – Factors Beyond the Biological that Influence the Spread of Disease

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A very timely lesson looks at the social and political factors that affect the spread of disease. Using the 1918 Influenza Pandemic as a case study, pupils research factors that influenced the spread of the disease, including the role of...
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C-SPAN

How will COVID-19 Impact Campaign Strategies in 2020?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
While COVID-19 has changed almost everything about daily life, it's also had a tremendous impact on the 2020 presidential contest. Using video clips featuring political advisors from both sides of the aisle, learners brainstorm what they...
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C-SPAN

Should States Shift to Mail-In Voting during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
With the coronavirus pausing many norms in American society, officials are trying to decide how to safely hold voting in the 2020 presidential election. Using curated video clips, including speeches from Congress, journalists, and...
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World History Digital Education Foundation, Inc.

COVID-19: Globalization and Economic Impact

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How does COVID-19 affect a global economy? The final installment in a three-part series explores the economic impact of the illness on a global scale. High school historians discuss globalization and analyze sources of data to understand...
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World History Digital Education Foundation, Inc.

COVID-19: Geographic Diffusion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An intriguing lesson provides information to help academics understand the role of geography in the diffusion of the COVID-19 illness. Academics interpret charts and make predictions for the future. The timely resource includes...
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World History Digital Education Foundation, Inc.

COVID-19: Comparison with the Influenza Pandemic of 1918

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A timely lesson uses documentation from the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918 to compare it to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Scholars watch a short video, analyze sources, complete a worksheet, and write a claim with supporting...
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Creative Learning Exchange

The Infection Game: The Shape of Change

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Encourage the spread of knowledge in your class with this cross-curricular epidemic simulation. Pulling together science, social studies, and math, this lesson engages students in modeling the spread of infectious diseases, collecting...
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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Case Studies: Influenza and HIV

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Stop infection spread. Pupils participate in an activity to model infections and replications of viruses. Within the activity, scholars see that viruses may end up with genetic variation and connect that to how some forms of the flu are...
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Curated OER

Influenza Virus: A tiny moving target

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the structure and adaptability of viruses. In this viral diseases lesson, students play a game to introduce viruses and disease. They conduct computer research and complete interactive activities to investigate the...
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Curated OER

Pandemic Panic

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students gather information about the H1N1 virus, and share this information. In this pandemic lesson students read about Influenza A, or Swine Flu, compile information on the disease, and then present their findings to the class.
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Curated OER

Understanding: Viruses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review what they can recall about viruses. They are explained that they are going to work on a project in which they suggest a useful purpose of a virus. Students use print research materials and the Internet to add to their...
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Curated OER

Tracking the Monster

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students exchange fake bodily fluids with other students. They track the spread of the "infection" throughout the population of students and determine where the infection began in the class. Every student in the class choose a test...
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Curated OER

Pandemic

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students compare and contrast the conditions of the 1918 influenza outbreak with those of today. They try to identify prevention strategies for infectious diseases.
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Curated OER

Pandemic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine contagious diseases. They explore different types of bacteria and the illnesses they cause.