CLC Teacher Resources

About Coronavirus Learning Companion

We created the Coronavirus Learning Companion to help parents and teachers share important information about coronavirus and COVID-19 in the form of enjoyable stories and activities.

The main Coronavirus Learning Companion (CLC) page has a series of stories and activities for the general public. We’ve added teacher resources to help you use CLC in the classroom, whether in-person or remote. Teacher resources include

  • Easy-to-copy links to comic stories so you can add them to your online course pages.
  • Close reading questions (including forms ready for Google Classroom) to help students get the most from the stories.
  • Inquiry guides for quickly and easily transforming step-by-step experiments into student-designed experiments.

The Coronavirus Learning Companion materials are ideal for middle school and above. Younger students can also enjoy the stories and materials with a bit more help.

How to Download the Teacher Resources

We’re able to create and provide the Coronavirus Learning Companion through grant funding by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Program of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). As part of our funding agency reporting, we need to document the use of these materials. So, please help us out by answering a few brief questions on the form below, and you’ll be immediately shown a password and link to the downloads. You’ll also receive an e-mail with the same link and password.

The form below also offers you the option to inquire about partnering with WE4H in your use of Coronavirus Learning Companion materials in the classroom (online or in person). School partners will be expected to collect student pre-post data (using provided WE4H forms) and will receive (at no charge) activity materials kits and WE4H printed face masks for students. If you indicate interest on the CLC Access Request Form, we will contact you to further discuss becoming a WE4H school partner

Coronavirus Learning Companion was developed by the We Engage 4 Health Project (WE4H). WE4H is a collaboration of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), University of Cincinnati, Miami University Center for Chemistry Education, and Seven Hills Neighborhood House.

 

We Engage 4 Health is supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Program of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), award number R25GM129808. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH. For more information about the SEPA program, visit nihsepa.org.  

 

The content of Coronavirus Learning Companion is provided for informational purposes only, is believed to be current and accurate at the time of posting, and is not intended as, and should not be construed to be medical or consulting advice.

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Meet Big Sam

Big Sam is a 40-something security guard at the high school Jazzy and Vito attend. Big Sam is worried about his health and recently found out his blood pressure is high. He covers up his worries with jokes. He lives in the apartment above Miss Georgia.

Meet Jazzy

Jazzy is a cheerful younger high school age girl. She is a cheerleader and does gymnastics. She enjoys spending time with older people and loves to bake with Miss Georgia. She has asthma and works hard to control it so she can enjoy her activities.

Meet Cardi

Cardi is a 30-something aerobics teacher at the community center who loves to help people get more fit and healthy but can be a bit too much “in your face” about it. She means well though!

Meet Vito

Vito is a plays-it-cool older high schooler who is sweet-natured at heart. He plays basketball at the community center and is friends with Jazzy. He loves pop and chips and can’t see why eating all he wants of them is a problem.

Meet Pops

Pops is a retired high school science teacher who loves to keep helping people learn about science and health. He likes to check out what everyone is doing or talking about and step in to give his opinion.

Meet Miss Georgia

Miss Georgia is a fun-loving lady in her 50’s who loves to sing, dance, and bake. She is always helping out at community events. She recently found out she has diabetes, and she is learning new ways to cook.