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‘What is that the Coronavirus? Symptoms, Treatment and Risks’

‘What is that the Coronavirus? Symptoms, Treatment and Risks’

In this lesson, students will study the coronavirus using Times photographs, graphs and articles.
Lesson Overview

Featured Article:

“What is that the Coronavirus? Symptoms, Treatment and Risks” by Roni Caryn Rabin.

Have you heard anything about the coronavirus? Are people in your school or community concerned about contracting it?

The coronavirus may be a respiratory virus named for the spikes that protrude from its membrane, which resemble the sun’s corona. The outbreak began in Wuhan, China, during a live seafood, poultry and wild animal market, but it’s now appeared in 11 other countries, including the us . consistent with Chinese health authorities, the coronavirus has killed a minimum of 56 people and sickened a minimum of 2,000.

In this lesson, students will learn more about the virus and the way people are reacting thereto , both in Asia and within the us .
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In the article, “China’s Battle With a Deadly Coronavirus, in Photos,” photographers document the response to the outbreak in China. Look closely at the photograph below and answer the subsequent questions from our partners at Visual Thinking Strategies:

What does one see that creates you say that?
Now, using those self same close observation skills, look around all of the images within the article. What observations are you able to make and what conclusions are you able to draw?

What story does the series of photographs tell?

Are you ready to get a way of how the virus is transmitted? What does one notice people doing to contain the virus?

Did you notice that the outbreak happened at the time of the Lunar New Year? What does one notice about how the outbreak affected celebrations?

What other questions does one still have?

As you read the featured article, keep these images in mind and see what more information you’re ready to gather.

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