As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt global health, economic, political, and social systems, another unseen threat is rising in the digital space: the risk of cyberattacks that prey on our increased reliance on digital tools during the uncertainty of the crisis.
The world has been on high alert concerning the spread of the new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19. Facing History and Ourselves offers a teaching idea outlines the known facts about the virus and giving students the opportunity to explore instances of discrimination related to this novel strain of coronavirus.
STEM teacher William Reed from Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep in Chicago has shared a multipart lesson—“Coronavirus: What’s the Real Story?”—in a blog post on the website of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).
NPR has published a comic geared to children about the newly discovered coronavirus. The comic has also been published in Chinese and translated into other languages—and it is finding an audience in schools and libraries as well as in homes.
How deadly is the new coronavirus? And how does this pandemic compare to other infectious diseases? The New York Times Learning Network offers two classroom activities to help students apply media analysis techniques to the coronavirus outbreak.