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The Covid-19 Vaccination and Equity
The Covid-19 Vaccination and Equity

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Format

Topics

equity, disparities, distribution

Languages

English

Description

A 45-60 minute lesson plan for high school students. Addresses the compelling question: How can the concept of equity be used to inform our approach to distributing vaccinations? Included are learning objectives, materials and preparation, procedures, additional resources, and mapping to common core standards and CASEL’s SEL Competencies.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, understand the racial and other disparities in Covid-19 cases and outcomes, and explore the concepts of equity and equality as they relate to prioritizing vaccination.

LESSON AGENDA

  1. Information Sharing: Explore and discuss background information on Covid-19 and the vaccine.

  2. Understanding Terminology Activity: Equality vs. Equity

  3. Turn and Talk Activity: How Should Vaccinations be Distributed Equitably?

  4. Reading Activity: discuss the article “Racial disparities create obstacles for Covid-19 vaccine rollout

  5. Closing: reflection

LESSON OBJECTIVE

Students will learn more about the Covid-19 vaccinations and plan for dissemination.

Students will reflect on the racial and other disparities for Covid-19 cases and outcomes and how that should impact the prioritization of vaccinations.

Students will consider the difference between the concepts of equity and equality and apply that understanding to analyze how the vaccinations should be prioritized and disseminated.

LESSON ENDS WITH...

In final discussion, students go around one at a time and complete this sentence: “It is important to use an equity lens because ______________________________.”

RELATED RESOURCES

RELATED QUESTIONS

  • What can I teach my students about the virus and vaccines?  

  • How do I answer student questions?