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Mar 23, 2020 2020-03-23

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Comparing COVID-19 to Other Infectious Diseases

How deadly is the new coronavirus? And how does this pandemic compare to other infectious diseases? The New York Times Learning Network offers two classroom activities to help students apply media analysis techniques to the coronavirus outbreak. “What’s Going On in This Graph” asks students to examine a graph comparing coronavirus to other infectious diseases and consider what story or message the graph might be used to tell. And “Dangerous Numbers? helps students go beyond a statistic and consider how those numbers are generated, what messages those numbers tell, and what might be missing from the story.

Mathematics Media Literacy Digital Literacy Health/Fitness

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