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Blog: Saturday, May 9th, 2020

Learning in a Pandemic Part 2

By Linda Pollastretti

In our second look at what learning looks like in the midst of a stay at home pandemic directive - we check out Mr. Munro's Biology class. 

This one is nowhere near as creative, and is in fact a little bit old school when compared to Ms. Bisgaard’s “Imitate a Famous Painting” work.  Okay maybe a lot old school, when it comes to some of the creative work we do at Hansen. BUT, Mr. Munro’s  students really liked this assignment on Covid-19 because of how relevant it was to the current situation. You might learn something as well from this information. If you’re looking for a little homework you can check this case study and two videos out. Essentially students explore the experience of two young girls during the pandemic. The videos are great summaries and explain why these extreme measures are needed.

The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do 

What This Chart Actually Means for COVID-19

In a follow up activity, students take on the role of Disease Investigators as they play an online game. They make decisions related to evidence they uncover during their investigations. You might have fun trying it too. https://www.cdc.gov/mobile/applications/sto/web-app.html

Check out Mr. Munro's Project Based Learning unit for his class in the PDF below. 

Ultimately, the goal of this work is to illustrate in a very tangible way, the tenuous relationship that humanity has with the rest of the Planet.

 

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