Coronavirus & Xenophobia
What we can’t control or understand frightens us. Anxiety and suspicion rose as the Coronavirus pandemic spread. Crises cause us to evaluate our humanity and our vulnerabilities. The resources offered here are for teachers, parents and students to support ourselves and each other during this time.
BREAKING: A survey of nearly 700 educators by the American Federation of Teachers and the New York Life Foundation found that only 15 percent said they felt comfortable addressing students' emotional needs, including anxiety, grief and trauma caused by the pandemic. Read More here about How Grief Training is Helping Educators
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Explore resources and instructional materials about viruses and outbreaks. With the recent spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important for students to learn about the science behind viruses and understand individual measures that can be taken to limit exposure and spread. This collection of resources provides timely updates regarding the coronavirus, describes what a virus is and how it spreads, offers an overview of the history of viruses and outbreaks around the world, and reveals essential guidelines for staying healthy.
- I’m an educator. How I support my colleagues and students during COVID-19?
Resources: CDC Coronavirus (COVID 19) – The Centers for Disease Control
Article: The Mask Slackers of 1918 - New York Times
Article: Anti-Asian Hate Explodes - LA Times
Article: Understanding and Responding to Conspiracy Theories - Cornell Alliance for Science
Article: Stigmatization Complicates Infectious Disease Management - AMA Journal of Ethics, 2010
Article & Video: Protecting Students from White Nationalists Influence During COVID19 - Meduium/Shelly Tochluk
Lesson Plan: Protect Yourself and Stand Against Racism - Facing History
Handbook: Psychological First Aid for Schools, Teachers and Students During a Worldwide Pandemic - North American Center for Threat Assessment and Threat Response
Resources For Educators: COVID 19 - Children's Hospital Los Angeles, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
Tips for Educators: Countering Biased Responses - Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsiblity
Plagues and Pandemics in the Ancient and Midieval World (11min) - Ancient History Encyclopedia
Additional Resources to Explore:
- I’m a parent. How I support my children and family during COVID-19? Soy un padre ¿Cómo mantengo a mis hijos y mi familia durante COVID-19?
Tips: Talking to Kids About the COVID19 Crisis - Child Mind Institute
Tips: Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the COVID Crisis - Child Mind Institute
Tips & Solutions: Spending the Crisis with the Family and Helping Little Ones - San Diego Union-Tribune
Resources: Coronavirus Updates and Tips - Understood
Coronavirus: Updates and Tips for returning to school from home. Coronavirus: actualizaciones y consejos para regresar a la escuela desde casa
Trinka y Sam luchan contra el gran virus. Un libro para niños
Plaza Sésamo ayuda a los niños a entender qué es la COVID-19 - Alimentación, higiene y hábitos saludables se promueven entre los más pequeños de casa para que de manera amena y divertida comprendan un tema complicado
- I’m a youth. This is boring. I miss my friends while sheltering-at-home.
Being physically distant doesn't mean we're not together. It's difficult, but it’s necessary and temporary.
Fear and Learning in America - Teen Vogue
Tips: 36 Indoor Activities for Teens During a Pandemic - The Cubicle Chick
Tipsheet: Coping During a Pandemic - LACDMH
How to Prepare a Terrarium - Los Angeles Public Library
Epic Swish Basketball Shot Using Rube Goldberg Machine - Caters Clips
This Man is a Professional Useless Machine Builder - Great Big Story
Chat Spaces for LGBT+ Youth
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