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Lesson Plan August 17, 2020

A Global Pandemic: Comparing, Contrasting, and Connecting to International Responses to COVID-19

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Warm-up: How have efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 impacted your life?

Introducing the Resources: Introduction to “Into Their Own Hands: Kibera, Kenya’s Largest Slum, Tames COVID-19” and “Hong Kong Residents Challenge Government Over Laws, but Fight Virus Together”

Comprehension Questions: Analyzing how both places have combatted the spread of COVID-19

Discussion Questions: Compare and contrast successful methods for stopping the pandemic's spread, and evaluate how different journalistic mediums communicate under-reported stories

Extension Activities:

1. Explore Pulitzer Center-supported reporting about how other communities around the world, from Argentina to Nigeria to the Philippines, respond to COVID-19. 

2. Students undertake an original reporting project to tell the story of how their own communities have addressed the pandemic

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