Brooklyn LAB

Lesson
Comfort With Vaccines
Comfort With Vaccines

Image: CDC

Format

Topics

vaccine hesitancy, education

Languages

English

Description

This lesson is designed to support students to understand some of the societal narratives around vaccine use, and use their scientific knowledge to develop reasoned claims about whether or not community members should get vaccines - especially the vaccine for COVID-19.

LESSON AGENDA

  1. Engage (10 minutes): Students review case studies to understand vaccine hesitancy

  2. Explore (10 minutes): Students collect class data on known vaccinations in the community

  3. Explain (8 minutes): Students share their learnings about reasons for vaccine hesitancy

  4. Elaborate (8 minutes): Students deepen their ideas about vaccine hesitancy by reviewing some content about racism in the healthcare system

  5. Evaluate (7 minutes): Exit Ticket

  6. Closing (2 minutes)

LESSON OBJECTIVE

Students will be able to analyze a variety of sources to understand different opinions on vaccine use in order to develop a well supported recommendation on the COVID-19 vaccine for family and friends.

LESSON ENDS WITH...

Students compose in writing their initial thinking about whether or not their community should get vaccinated for COVID-19, addressing misconceptions and reasons for resistance.

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