COVID-19: What's It All About?

This COVID-19: What's It All About? lesson plan also includes:

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 KWL chart, then complete a worksheet.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Review the worksheet after everyone has had a chance to complete it, plan extra time to answer questions
  • Invite a healthcare professional to speak to the class safely in-person or remotely
  • As more information becomes available about the virus, share it with the class to keep them informed—confirm it is from credible sources so as not to spread disinformation and or misinformation
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires copies
  • The first of three lessons that examine the virus, COVID-19
  • Be sensitive to those that have had a challenging time coping during the pandemic
  • The lesson is designed to meet the needs of English language learners but is also beneficial for all learners
Pros
  • Provides a detailed lesson plan
  • Includes Teacher Notes with additional information and teaching tips
Cons
  • Frequently puts COVID-19 in the same sentence as a common cold, although the viruses come from the same strain, the effects can be very different