Teaching about the Coronavirus and Data Literacy

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:

Useful starting points for your classroom.

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