HS Lesson 1: Introduction to COVID-19
This lesson is designed to help high school students internalize key background information about the COVID-19 pandemic, including how it started, how and why it has spread, and the current and potential impacts. Students will explore social impacts as well as impacts on public health, the economy, and the environment. The lesson will culminate with students being able to explain this understanding using specific evidence read and discussed in class.
Engage (5 minutes): Students uncover the key question for exploration in this unit
Explore (20 minutes): Students review different impacts of COVID-19 in a jigsaw activity
Explain (5 minutes): Students engage in a whole class discussion about the impacts of COVID-19
Elaborate (6 minutes): Students engage in deeper analysis independently
Evaluate (7 minutes): Exit Ticket
Closing (2 minutes): Frame upcoming learning
Students will be able to describe the origin and analyze the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
LESSON ENDS WITH...
Students describe the COVID-19 pandemic in writing, including how it began and three key social, economic, environmental or public health impacts using evidence from text.