STUDENT ACTIVITIES USING
THIS WEEK’S MAPS101 CONTENT:
SEL Activity: Social Awareness This week’s newsletter contains content that is ideal for focusing on the Social and Emotional Learning competency of social awareness. COVID has been a major test of the public’s SEL skills. Ask students to choose one of the articles and have them identify how this topic addresses social awareness. Remind them that according to the CASEL Framework for SEL, social awareness involves “the abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts.”
Forming Opinions Have students review the Lesson Map on healthcare in America. Then, have them pair up to debate private vs public healthcare. Have students argue for one side or the other. When done, they can switch sides. Then, have them write a paragraph explaining what they believe is the best option for providing healthcare in America, and why.
Asking and Answering Questions After reviewing all of the material in this newsletter, what other questions do students have about COVID? Have them write down questions they have and use them as the start of an outline for their own GNN article. Either have them write simply an outline of an article they would submit to be written, or have them write a complete, mock GNN article, based on answering their own questions.