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World History - Week One

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Social Studies

World History

Week 1 March 30 - April 3

Social Studies Objectives:  Students will be able to:

  • I can analyze how people’s point of view affects the way we talk about the past.
  • I can create and present arguments using specific, accurate, well-researched claims from multiple sources, while acknowledging counterclaims and evidentiary weaknesses.
  • I can examine how access to information and technology has been used to influence society.

Lessons:

Lesson 1: Read Article #1 – “Schools prepare for Coronavirus” and another resource of their choosing. Take notes or annotate as they read and learn.

Lesson 2: Read Article#2 - “Tracking Coronavirus” and another resource of their choosing. Take notes or annotate as they read. Using these and other resources that they find, create a timeline of the spread of COVID-19 and important events that have taken place during the pandemic.

Lesson 3: Read Article #3 “Misguided Virus Fears said to be Hitting American Businesses” and another resource of their choosing. Take notes or annotate as they read.

Independent Civic Action Project:

Read the following articles and use the link at common cause to contact your representatives and let them know your thoughts about the way the State and Local Governments are handling the virus.

 

Newsela:

Students can use the following articles to explore current events, as related to the current COVID-19 pandemic, while considering access to information and technology and point of view as factors that shape recorded history:

 

Article #1 – “Schools prepare for Coronavirus

 

Article#2 - “Tracking Coronavirus

 

­Article #3 “Misguided Virus Fears said to be Hitting American Businesses

 Independent Practice:

 Stanford History Education Group

 

Independent Practice

Stanford History Education Group

Videos:

What is the Coronavirus

Crash Course: Disease!

 

Enrichment Activities:

Students can explore a past pandemic through the following article:

History of flue pandemic

This will provide students with the opportunity to contextualize their current experiences further, as well as increase the sources from which they can pull for this week’s assessment activity.

Historical Text:

 

Primary Source: Black Death

 

 

Assessments:

Write a three-paragraph essay, using the resources from Lessons 1-3. Consider the following questions:

a) What are the various reactions that people are having to the virus?

b) How can access, or lack of access, to information be used to influence people’s understanding of COVID-19?

c) How does the perspective of the author shape the argument being made in the article?

Vocabulary

Pandemic- (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world

Black Death- a form of bubonic plague that spread over Europe in the 14th century and killed an estimated quarter of the population

COVID-19/Coronavirus- is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

Shelter in Place- Shelter in place is to seek safety within the building one already occupies, rather than to evacuate the area or seek a community emergency shelter.

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