These are challenging times for teachers, as we face a new and mysterious new viral outbreak called the COVID-19 coronavirus. Students are getting news, rumors and opinions coming at them from a variety of sources. They need tools to sift through the data storm on this emergency health issue.
The New York Times has come out with a series of interesting activities that teachers can lead with their students on the coronavirus, building up students data literacy, media analysis and source evaluation skills. Check these out:
- Dangerous Numbers? Teaching About Data and Statistics Using the Coronavirus Outbreak
- What’s Going On in This Graph? | Coronavirus Outbreak
- Lesson of the Day: ‘What Is the Coronavirus? Symptoms, Treatment and Risks’
Useful starting points for your classroom.