MS Lesson 1: Introduction to COVID-19
This lesson is designed to help middle 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 obtained and discussed in class.
Engage (7 minutes): Students develop questions they seek to understand in the unit
Explore (22 minutes): Students review different impacts of COVID-19 in a jigsaw activity
Explain (5 minutes): Class discussion of key points
Elaborate (4 minutes): Students independently determine what is most concerning to them
Evaluate (6 minutes): Exit Ticket
Closing (2 minutes): What's coming next?
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.