This resource presents a curricular module for high school biology classes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The module is made up of 8 lessons that will likely take about 10-15 hours of instructional time. Major themes of the module include viral transmission, media literacy, data analysis, argumentation, and modeling. The following driving questions are explored:
- How do viruses such as COVID-19 spread?
- What is the responsibility of governments, organizations, and individuals in mitigating the spread of deadly viruses?
- What challenges do social vulnerabilities present as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Individual lessons descriptions are provided along with Teacher Guides that provide rationales for many of the design decisions made and suggestions for implementation.