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Lesson Plan: Distribution of a Coronavirus Vaccine
Lesson Plan: Distribution of a Coronavirus Vaccine

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Format

Webpage, Video Clips

Topics

public health, trials, equity

Languages

English

Description

This lesson looks at the issues relating to the distribution of a coronavirus vaccine when a safe vaccine is developed and approved. This resource has students view video clips of policymakers, doctors and public health officials discussing the plans to distribute and promote a vaccine when one is available. Students will identify and analyze the various challenges facing the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine. From this, they will prioritize these challenges and come up with strategies for the government to distribute the vaccine.

LESSON AGENDA

  • Warm-Up: Discuss the question "What challenges might the government face when distributing a coronavirus vaccine?"

  • Introduction: Watch several video clips to become acquainted with the topic. Students may use printable or digital handouts.

  • Exploration: Explore various perspectives through several video clips and accompanying activities in the handout. 

  • Application: Develop a list of strategies for distributing a coronavirus vaccine.

  • Wrap-Up: Discuss the question: What is the federal government’s role in creating and distributing a coronavirus vaccine?"

LESSON OBJECTIVE

Students identify and explain specific challenges with vaccine distribution and possible strategies that the government can use to address these challenges.

LESSON ENDS WITH...

After reviewing the challenges and strategies, students develop a list of five strategies that the federal government should use when distributing a coronavirus vaccine. For each strategy, they explain why this action would be effective using examples from the video clips.

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