Origins and Transmission of COVID-19

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Social distancing, masks, stay-at-home orders. Words all too familiar during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2019-2020. A seven-slide presentation introduces viewers to information about the virus, how it spreads, and current efforts to limit the spread. A great way to begin a conversation about the pandemic.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups research current statistics using the Coronavirus Resource Center's dashboard at John Hopkins
  • In addition, have groups track the development of and efficacy of vaccines
Classroom Considerations
  • The data in the slides are dated; however, the resource does detail the characteristics of COVID-19 and strategies that can help mitigate the spread of the disease
  • The first in a four-lesson series
Pros
  • Includes discussion questions
  • Asks scholars to evaluate the reliability of their new sources
Cons
  • None