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I know I’ve heard concerns from some students who have heard about the Coronavirus in the news, and thought I’d put together a quick list of accessible resources. I’ll be adding to them as new ones become available.

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Here’s what I have so far:

Wuhan Coronavirus 101: What We Do — And Don’t — Know About A Newly Identified Disease is from NPR.

Many in China Wear Them, but Do Masks Block Coronavirus? is from The NY Times.

How Worried Should You Be About the New Coronavirus? is from Slate.

How the new coronavirus differs from SARS, measles and Ebola is from The Washington Post.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers is from The Centers For Disease Control.

Q&A: What is coronavirus? What you should know about the virus behind the outbreak in China is from The L.A. Times.

Mapping the spread of the new coronavirus is from The Washington Post.

Tracking Where the Coronavirus Has Spread is from The NY Times.

Coronavirus FAQs: Do Masks Help? Is The Disease Really So Mysterious? is from NPR.

PHOTOS: What It’s Like Living Through An Outbreak is from NPR.

Maps show where the coronavirus started and why officials are so worried. is from The Washington Post.

The new viral threat: What you need to know is from The Washington Post.

A History Of Quarantines, From Bubonic Plague To Typhoid Mary is from NPR.

Must-Know Vocab For Wuhan Coronavirus: From Droplets To Zoonotic is from NPR.

On Social Media, Racist Responses To Coronavirus Can Have Their Own Contagion is from NPR.

The Pandemic of Xenophobia and Scapegoating is from TIME.

How Our Modern World Creates Outbreaks Like Coronavirus is from TIME.

‘An Eternal Hero.’ Whistleblower Doctor Who Sounded Alarm on Coronavirus Dies in China is from TIME.

How novel coronavirus spread across the world – visual explainer is from The Guardian.

IMAGES: What New Coronavirus Looks Like Under The Microscope is from NPR.

WHAT ARE YOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR ONLINE LEARNING IF SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED IN U.S. BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS?

Coronavirus map: how Covid-19 is spreading across the world is from The Guardian.

A Guide: How To Prepare Your Home For Coronavirus is from NPR.

EVEN MORE USEFUL ONLINE TOOLS IF OUR SCHOOLS CLOSE & WE HAVE TO TEACH ONLINE (#COVID19)

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus is from NPR.

How epidemics have changed the world is from The Washington Post.

Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus is from Teaching Tolerance.

How Concerned Are You About the Coronavirus Outbreak? is from The NY Times Learning Network.

On a different note, The NY Times Learning Network’s Coronavirus Resources: Teaching, Learning and Thinking Critically is a great source for teaching about the virus.

Humanity’s Long History of Making Epidemics Worse

A Round-Up of Multilingual Resources on COVID-19

Check out this amazing infographic: History of Pandemics.

History’s deadliest pandemics, from ancient Rome to modern America is an impressive interactive from The Washington Post.

 

 

This 3-D Simulation Shows Why Social Distancing Is So Important is from The NY Times and is pretty impressive.

The Front Line: Visualizing the Occupations with the Highest COVID-19 Risk is from Visual Capitalist.

FRANCE 24 English has just unveiled a series of excellent and very accessible short videos about famous pandemics in history.

You can see the entire playlist here.

I’ve embedded an example below.

 

VIDEO: “WHY IS CORONAVIRUS HITTING PEOPLE OF COLOR SO HARD?”

THREE SHORT VIDEOS EXPLAINING “CONTACT TRACING”

How humans have reacted to pandemics through history – a visual guide is from The Guardian.

 

How the Coronavirus Compares With 100 Years of Deadly Events is from The NY Times.

Writing Prompts, Lesson Plans, Graphs and Films: 150 Resources for Teaching About the Coronavirus Pandemic is from The NY Times Learning Network.

How 2020 Remapped Your Worlds is from Bloomberg and is a good lesson idea – have students draw maps of how “their” world looks right now.

How a History Textbook Would Describe 2020 So Far is another good lesson idea – have students write what they think a chapter in a future history textbook about this year, particularly including the pandemic and Black Lives Matter, would look like.

COVID-19’s death and suffering could lead us to rebirth, as the bubonic plague did in Europe is from NBC News.

America’s uniquely bad Covid-19 epidemic, explained in 18 maps and charts is from Vox.

How Do Masks Really Help Us? is a lesson plan and this video from KQED:

Brainpop has published a free movie, Interview with Dr. Fauci.

Racism’s Hidden Toll is from The NY Times.

The United States’ Pre-Existing Conditions is from NPR.

‘This is a crisis’: National Urban League finds persistent racial disparities exacerbated during pandemic is from USA Today.

How The Pandemic Is Widening The Racial Wealth Gap is from NPR.

What if all covid‑19 deaths in the United States had happened in your neighborhood? is an interactive from The Washington Post.

A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air is a very useful interactive.

What Coronavirus Job Losses Reveal About Racism in America is an interactive from ProPublica.

UNDERSTANDING COVID-19 is from Reuters.

The COVID-19 Risk Level For Group Gatherings In Each US County, Visualized. Here’s a direct link to the map.